Bull City Jack Tar Stout
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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   ABV: -
Have a little Irish in you? Would you like a little? How about a true session stout like those from Ireland? Our stout is dry, very dark and roasty with deep charred flavors. The dark malts in this beer have been kilned at higher temperatures to caramelize the sugars and even blacken some of them. Dry stouts are actually lighter in body and not super high in alcohol. The Jack Tar is a super quaffable black beer aka "black ale" in Ireland. IT wonít fill you up and has plenty of hop and dark malt bitterness to keep the first sip as vibrant as the last. Thereís a pot of gold at the bottom of every pint, but be careful not to swallow it by accident when you take the last sip. The Jack Tar was a hotel located at the end of Parrish Street where the big bull now stands. It was imploded in 1975 in front of a crowd of people from all over NC early one Sunday morning. HOPS USED: Horizon, Willamette

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
warmsilence (25) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2011
on tap at bcbb, this stout had a deep black color with lasting brownish head, taste was dark chocolate with a great balance between bitter and sweet. highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3452) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
On tap at the source. A little flat. Decent body. Malt bill is a little unique here. Something about the back of the palate with some off fruit flavors. Not sure what to make of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 17, 2013
On tap at BCBB Deep brown with two-finger head. Took 5 minutes to pour to let the head settle down a lot. Very dry stout with the aftertaste of coffee grounds (not a bad thing in this case). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black color with a thick tan head on it. Nose is dry and fairly roasty, just like it should be. This actually felt very light on the palate and quite smooth. Taste had the dry and slightly bitter elements to it. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Very sessionable dry stout. No real stand-out characteristics but a good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (3293) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Pint at brewery. This is how a dry stout is done. Itís ashy, roasty and a little creamy. Most of all, this is extra-quaffable. The flavor is a little nutty with most emphasis on meat, earth and coffee. Palate is slick and light.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3263) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
pint @ brewpub. good aroma. malty roasty. coffee/espresso. little yeastiness, in a bready way. brownish black color. good head minor lace. sweet roasty flavor. lite body, creamy mothfeel lite bitter finish. flavor my favorite part. but only marginally so. very drinkable. certainly hits the marks for a dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1944) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Jack Tar is a flavorful but easy drinking version of the dry Irish stout. Mouthfeel is light with very low carbonation. Pours pitch black with a rocky tan head. Sticky lacing. Aroma shows few roast notes, leaning more towards blackstrap molasses and some chewy licorice notes. On the thin side of medium bodied, the beer has a weak finish that just sort of drops off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap at BCBB, Durham. Very inky pour with a thin but potent looking tan head. Lacing is moderate, but not so much that I wonder if the appearance isnít a scootch deceptive. Nose is sharp molasses and dark chocolate, with a hint of espresso in there for good measure. Sure enough, the body is a bit too thin to substantiate the impressions, and with the preponderance of dry hops and roasted malts it comes across more like an underattenuated black ale than a proper stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Very dark in the glass, light body. Dark tan head. Very roasty with notes of cocoa and diacetyl. Slightly herbal. Smoky/meaty notes. Light metallic character. Dry with a light body. Dry stouts arenít really my thing.

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