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Leapbeer Review #340 Red Racer Oatmeal Stout by Central City Brewing

Central City’s Red Racer brand garners a lot of attention with the BC beer geek elite. Many consider the Red Racer IPA to be the best IPA BC has to offer. They recently did a mixer pack of their Red Racer ESB, Red Racer Pale Ale and the Red Racer Stout (the beer I’m reviewing today)

Red Racer Stout is an oatmeal stout, adding a very gentle texture to the beer in the mouth. It is a jet black stout that builds a very tall head (see pic below). The aroma is thin, with a hint of milk chocolate and an almost nutty quality. It reminds me of almonds. The beer has a mild bitterness to it. It tastes very smooth and light, yet complex as well. Tastes a bit like cocoa and raw almonds. It’s a very sessionable stout at 4.2% ABV. Also this is a versatile stout. My wife and I used part of one can in our pot roast and infused the vegetables with stouty goodness.

Leapbeer #340 is Red Racer Oatmeal Stout by Central City Brewing

Stout by Red Racer (Central City Brewing) of Surrey BC

Stout by Red Racer (Central City Brewing) of Surrey BC

Brewery: Central City Brewing of Surrey BC
Size/ABV: 355ml Can/4.2% ABV
Availability: Unknown (I got mine in a Red Racer Mixer Pack)
Purchased:
GVMT Liquor Store in Courtenay
Website: http://www.centralcitybrewing.com/red_racer_oatmeal_stout.php
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Leapbeer Review #90 Red Racer IPA

So this was the second new beer I tried on my little trip to Victoria last weekend. I didn’t get my usual amount of time to do a review, but from my notes here’s what I was able to suss out.

I’ve been told by more than a few people that this is THE IPA for a benchmark. To which I usually come back with “But its in a can”. Can be damned this is a tasty brew. I’d have to try it back to back with some of my personal fave IPA right now to see if it can unseat it for the top spot. Regardless of that it is very very good.

As you can see it pours to a nice cloudy amber with a small head on top. It does have a wonderful lacing in the can as it drinks and it’s velvety going down. You get a nice burst of citric hops on the nose. At 6.5% ABV this is a great session beer.

Its very tasty so if you’re a hop head seek it out. I don’t know why Campbell River liquor stores don’t order this one in. If they did I’d have done the review earlier. I got mine at a restaurant in Vic when I was down there, but it should be readily available in BC. Big ups to everyone who suggested this beer, its fantastic.

#90 is Red Racer IPA by Central City Brewing

Red Racer IPA

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