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2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout (2011-2014)

2nd Shift Cat Spit Stout (2011-2014)
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Formerly brewed at 2nd Shift Brewing
Style: Stout
St. Louis, Missouri USA


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Coffeey, roasty, chocolatey, blah blah blah its a stout, just drink it, it’s really good. 5.2% ABV

Note: Cat Spit Stout has been reformulated as an Oatmeal Milk Stout beginning in early 2015. This entry is for the original version. Ratings from the new version should go here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/2nd-shift-cat-spit-stout-2015/308550/

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14094) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours black with a 4 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Through the head I can only get chcolate and some dark malt. Med minus body. Flavor is dark chocolate and a burnt malt that reminds of the old style Guinness. There’s coffee in it, and something like citrus hop? Basically it’s pretty dry, and bitter. The dominant flavor seems to be the malt. I was hoping Cat Spit related to Cat Piss, but it’s pretty good stuff thanks to the malt bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2012
750ml bottle courtesy of jdskinns: Pours a mostly opaque with dark brown edges and a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet, toasted dark caramel and chocolate malty nose. Starts with average fullness and plenty of carbonation with some mild sweetness and faint metallic notes before a drier, roasted dark chocolate and coffee finish. Could use a little refinement, but still a fairly drinkable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edgallow (3639) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2012
750ml Bottle poured into pint glass. Nice black color with a dark tan head. Taste of chocolate and coffee. Real good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
750ml Bottle (at 4.8%ABV per the Bottle.): Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, chocolate, roasting, light lactose, light bitter coffee, and a hint of maple molasses. Poured black in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes much like it smells, of malt, chocolate, roasting, light lactose, light bitter coffee, slight hops, and some burnt malt. Medium body. Slightly chalky texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roasting, chocolate, light lactose, slight hop finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1551) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Draft. Pour is dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty standard but solid with hints of chocolate, light roasted malt, and a hint of cream. Flavor is also very standard with roasted malt, a light chocolate hint and a clean roasted finish. No complaints here, very straight forward stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Sample from Augusta Bottoms Beer Fest. Poued a jet black color with a small tan head. Aroma was milk chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Flavor was milk chocolate and smooth dark roasted malts. Milky finish and a little dry. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Sampledvat the Augusta Bottoms Fest. They had this last year and now they are a legal brewery. Very dark with a small ringnof foam. Ai deliciousvsmell of cocoa. That is tasted, as well. Nice earthiness and coffee, too. Nice both times.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Tap at the brewery’s tasting room. Pours a mostly opaque dark brown with a little tan head that leaves a lasting ring the entire time. Aroma of rich, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, toast, molasses, and a little earth. The flavor almost exactly follows suit, with a lot of coffee and chocolate, roasted malts, earth, and caramel and molasses sweetness. The body is just a little thin and under-carbonated, but barely; I’d call it light-medium bodied. Roasty, smooth mouthfeel. Still, this is an awesome stout and I actually liked it just a touch better than the LSD imperial stout upon my first try of both.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Guess i’ll go first. Pours dark with a nice tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor has a good amount of coffee and roasted malts. There is also a hint of dark chocolate. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. overall a pretty good beer.

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