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Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pours black in color with coffee and very light cocoa notes. Patio Tools is brewed with roasted barley which contributes forward coffee notes with small notes of cocoa and toffee in the flavor. An authentic dry Irish stout.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Pours a dark black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasty malts, cocoa and caramel. Taste is sweet nuts. Roasted caramel and chocolate. Nice palate with a medium mouthfeel overall a pretty awesome beers

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4420) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Appearance: Pours a seemingly black body with a medium-sized, frothed, airy beige head. Smell: Roasty, earthen aroma of heavily-kilned malt smelling of bakers chocolate, burnt wood chips, and stale gas station coffee. Taste: An expected follow-through of the aroma - roasted malts paired with tones of unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, and lightly smoky charred wood bark. Faint roasted grain astringency midway couples with the ample hop bitterness present. Dry dark maltiness through to the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation giving a bit of tingle to the proceedings. Drinkability: Itís a nice, easy drinking stout, it has good flavor and the purportedly low alcohol is definitely appreciated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2010
On tap at the brewery - from an old tasting note: black pour with thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Tastes are cocoa, earthy hops, coffee, and leather. Thin to medium texture with a nice spike of carbonation. dry bitter fin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Draft at Redlight Redlight. For a style Iím not usually a fan of, this is surprisingly drinkable. The signature toasted malt flavors from Cigar City are in there, which makes it a joy. Dry and roasty, without being chalky. Great flavors all-around and much better than most of this style.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
medicine bottle, thanks solan! pours thin and black, no head, think it lost its carbonation along the way. very dry, some coffee

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
On tap at the Funky Budda. Dark brown almost black with a tan head and lace. Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Deep chocoffee with a good malt bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5092) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
On tap, at brewery, RBWG 2010. Pours a flat black body with a small creamy light brown head. The nose is dry and roasty with some lighter coffee notes. Flavor is much the same, maybe a touch thin, but still a nicely roasty Dry Stout with some light coffee and minimal bitterness. Lighter bodied with the standard nitro mouthfeel. Not a standout, especially for the day, but it was decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Growler; thanks Ibrew3or3!! Pours dense black with thin light tan head when swirled; yummy, almost lager sweetness on the nose reminding me of a schwarzbier at first; ashy chocolate with light dried fruits, vanilla cookies and nice dry finish; soft chocolate, smooth and easy drinking; pretty nice stuff overall

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Had this on tap in Cigar Cityís newly constructed bar area. Tried on recommendation from some locals that were sitting next to me. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a nice dark brown with a slight tan, tight head. Smells of coffe and dark roasted malts. The taste is great! Itís tough to describe but "tight" come to mind, probably the dryness of it. Also get notes of coffee with a slight smooth hop flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium. Chalkboard said this was 5.2% abv which was perfect. Love this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Tap at RBWG on a couple different occasions. This is a very mediocre Irish Stout. Overloaded with carbonic acid and astringency and a harsh minerality, and completely lacking in the light, airy drinkability and subtle vanilla and roast notes posited by the style. I really donít know what happened here. I could hardly finish my pint, and this is coming from an Irish Stout lover who was incredibly psyched to see this was on tap.


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