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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
New Haven, Missouri USA


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Coffeey, roasty, chocolatey, blah blah blah its a stout, just drink it, itís 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 (13610) - 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. Thereís coffee in it, and something like citrus hop? Basically itís pretty dry, and bitter. The dominant flavor seems to be the malt. I was hoping Cat Spit related to Cat Piss, but itís pretty good stuff thanks to the malt bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (13262) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Keir. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, coffee, toasted nuts and vanilla. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ B.R.A.D. Fest, courtesy of jcnielsen. Possibly infected, super bubbly head. Pours a brown appearance with a huge brown head. Spicy, toasted coffee, light chocolate, a touch fruity aroma. Slightly burnt, light chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, a bit friuty flavor. Way overcarbonated but I donít think itís infected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9717) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Sampled from the tap at The Bridge. Pours a black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has roasted malts and chocolate with a touch of coffee. Flavor has roasted malts and dark grains with coffee towards the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Tap at the breweryís 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; Iíd 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 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Draft on tap at The Bridge (St Louis, MO). Pours a deep blackish roasty pour, a gentle brownish ruby glow on the bottom and edges. Frothy tannish head atop stays as a decent frothy layer, sticks around as a mellow ring, laces well enough. Aromas are a bit of cocoa, darker sweetness with some toast, toffee and a faint waft of vanilla. Initial is lighter end of the fold, some toffee and toast. Gentle touches of coffee and biscuit, and mellow coffee. Backend is a bit toasty, more roast elements with just a bit of body. Small, approachable with decent roast and dryness on the backend. Not bad. Perhaps a touch underbodied but that works in this heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6212) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of cocoa notes as well as roasted malt and nuttiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6021) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2012
750 from Wine and Cheese in St. Louis. Slightly velvet/creamy stout. Big tan head. Not a big heavy body. Some coffee and chocolate.

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