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Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Draft at the brewery. This one pours a deep black color with some mahogany at the edges and topped by a small, foamy khaki colored head that leaves nice spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is nice and roasty with bitter chocolate, roasted barley, and dark roasted coffee. There is also some earthy hops on the back end as well. The flavor follows and shows more of the bitter, dark cocoa malts, roasted barley, and darkly roasted coffee. There is some milk chocolate sweetness to balance all the dry, roasty flavors. Some earthy hops add some nice bitterness on the back end. Medium bodied with ample carbonation that leads to a roasty and dry finish. This is a really nice session stout with good flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
micbk (22) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
On draft. Light aroma, earthy, peaty. Pours a dark, opaque black, not much head. Taste has a surprising sweetness in the beginning, but the finish is earthy, peaty and dry. Light palate for a stout. A great brew for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2356) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
The aroma is smoky and almost notes of peat. The appearance is dark, medium thickness, and a decent creamy head with a mocha color. The flavor has huge smokiness and then settles smoothly on the palate without much lingering except a crisp dry stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
Dark black with brownish highlights. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, roasted malts and toffee with a hint of anise. Flavor is well balanced. Some sweetness and dry roasted coffee and roasted malts. Slightly charred which adds some bitterness. Overall pretty smooth and nice body. Growler and draft.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
Pint at CCB for RBWG 2010. Pours a nice deep rick black oily- with a lasting head- co2 non-nitro which I like in this beer actually. Aroma is big fresh roasted barley hints of char, with good full chocolate notes, and a big green American hop presence as well- with light mineral and salt notes. Flavor is fresh roasted barley light coffee hints, chocolate malts, ligth saline oyster thing going on- mineral, chalk, good fresh green minty pine and citrus hops, but they linger in the backbone- tootsie roll chocolate sweetness, and the finish is roasted nuts, toffee, and a bone dry mineral earthy finish- I loved this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
32oz growler shared by ibrew2or3, thanks Dave! Blackish brown that letís some light through, loose khaki head. Nice balanced nose, coffee, licorice, cocoa powder, with some light vanilla and nut. Body is light with light but good feeling carbonation. Nice coffee bitterness, light cocoa and licorice in the flavor also. Nice stuff, thanks again Dave.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
Thanks ibrew2or3! Big roasty nose with a good deal of patent and some chocolate as well. Nice cola dark brown pour, bubbles around the edge. Dry roasty with a little char and earthy chewy bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable with nice dryness and solid bitterness as well. Really nice dry stout.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (5943) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
growler, thanks dave! pours nearly black with a loose and sudsy tan head. beautiful big dark roast nose with coffee and a little bit of salt. creamy medium body with soft smooth carb. big roasty mid palate with wood shavings, coffee, and a little bit of jerky on the mid palate. long dark roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
Growler via trade thanks to Sebletitje. CCB growlers donít seem to hold up too well when shipped, but this one was very good and well-carbonated. Pours pretty much black, but not too thick, with a small tan head that lasts. Aroma is very nice - roast and coffee dominate, and there is also an earthy aspect as well as a hint of chocolate. Flavor is also mainly charcoal-like roast and coffee. The dark chocolate asserts itself more here, and there is definite earthiness and even a little wet dog (thatís a new one, huh?). Wet dog is one of my favorite beer flavors. A little anise as well. Very dry on the palate with lasting drying from the roast. Finishes cleanly, and has medium body. Overall, this is just excellent for a style that often isnít that exciting. Supremely drinkable. This probably wonít surprise most of you, but I had this next to a Guinness and it was not even close! The Guinness was way sweeter and less dry, more watery, and just less flavorful in general. Goes to show how good this beer is for the style.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2010
Pours opaque black, topped with a thin tan head, from the 32oz. growler courtesy of Todd (askdrtodd): Huge aroma of espresso, roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, a variety of dried fruits, mostly apricot and apple, and citrus hops. Moderately carbonated, medium-bodied. Full flavor notes of dark cocoa nibs, dried apricot, citrus hops, and roasted malt. Drinkability: Nicely bitter, chewy, bittersweet, and slightly tangy in the finish. Crisp overall. Done well. Pairing: Raw 100% South American cocoa. Rebuy: Yes. #393 on 12042010, DG.


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