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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ExpendableHero (764) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Solid brew. Pours black with a brown, frothy head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of dark, bitter chocolate, rich black coffee, licorice, and some caramel. A bit smoky, and chalky. Dry, pleasant finish. Tastes like a super Guinness, and that is a very good thing. Delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8684) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Tap at Kickback’s in Jax, FL. The pour is a deep cola red looking black in the glass with a creamy, thick, deep brown head with nice retention and decent lace. Aroma is heavy milk chocolate and sweet cherries. Taste is bitter chocolate forward, lemony, thinnish, pretty present char. Not as ashy and astringent as my growler sample (which the original rating was deleted for various reasons). Definitely excellent for style, much more bitter and dark chocolate heavy than Guinness. But still has a thin lemon tea character going on. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Draft at brewery. Poured dark brown with beige head. Aroma was coffee and chocolate with the flavor the same. Medium body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1068) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2011
On tap at Capones. A gift sample from Matt Capone himself. Pours a dark brown color with an off white foam head. Has that sweet stout taste with a light mouthfeel to keep it refreshing. Notes of coffee and chocolate through the finish. Cigar City can’t go wrong IMO. Much obliged Matt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1017) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Sampled at the Florida Brewers Guild Beerfest, March ’11. Very tasty and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2011
32oz Growler, sweet aroma, great tan lacing, very full, roasty coffee, great stuff, extremely drinkable, by far the best dry Stout I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6249) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Roasted malty aroma with a hint of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, dry nutty notes, and a hint of coffee. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
Cigar City Smokes NYC Rattle N Hum event. Big stout aroma. Dry but not that dry, which is a good thing. Decent for what it is, but gets lost in what else Cigar City does. Dark colour, suitable carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2288) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2011
ABV IS %5.3 and on tap at R & H NYC. Wonderful chocolate and pinecone hops just sweet enough and melded flavors perfectly balanced and full. full milk consistancy with a refreshing aspect none the less. Burnt acrid smoke and lingering finish this is just a treat for the senses! A must try!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5554) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2011
On Draft at Cigar City Smokes RnH event in NYC. Pours a deep brown body, no lacing or head. Aroma is great stout notes - dry roast. Mouthfeel is medium with nice dryness, chocolate, and roast.

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