Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at CCB. Dark pour with a lush chestnut colored head and spotty lace. Aroma is heavy bittersweet chocolate and roast. Nice body. A blast of roasty bitterness upfront with a nice dry underlining chocolate sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with nice roasted nut notes that flow into a dry but yet refreshing finish. Deep notes of light cocoa and nuts prevail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
48FanInCali (827) - California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Poured from a fliptop bottle. Very high notes of coffee. Taste was bitter up front but clean and dry on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2011
Draft @ JP Henleys in st augustine. Dry & dark. Slight bitterness and metallic linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2830) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2011
On tap at Southernmost Hotel in Key West. Pours out black with a fading tan head. Aroma is of roast, cigar ash and chocolate. Taste is full bodied for a lower ABV beer, nice smooth mouthfeel. Flavors is lots of roast, some chocolate, light coffee, and a dry, slightly hoppy finish. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
Cigar city patio. 32oz growler supplied by Adam... Pours a medium stouty black pour, medium in consistency with a thin to medium soapy light beige head... Aroma of cocoa and cbocoalte with a dry roastiness. Fairly standard...Solid roasted malt and cocoa characteristics while ending on a slightly bitter roasted note with a touch if dryness. Medium sweetness overall. Light to medium bodied with more towards the former. Solid for the style and drinkable 7/4/8/4/15

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
32 oz growler from markwise. Thanks, Mark! My 50th CCB Rating.. Not bad for not being in the state since I was 9 or 10 years old. Looking to try this for a long while. Pours an opaque blackish pour, some brownish edges, dark with a cakey tannish head. Laces small as it dies to a solid frothy ring. Aromas are a good roasty base, touches of chocolate, sweet, some old cold coffee with cream. Touches of smoke and earth. Initial is lighter bodied preaching some good roast, peanuts and earthy bitterness. Touches of coffee, chocolate on the bitter side, light and some creamy sweetness moving in. Surprisingly bitter and good lingering earthy roast, peanuts, sweeter coffee. Finish leaves a touch of Baskin Robbins like vanilla, and then earthy roast and toast, cocoa. Pretty good for a smaller Irish stout that held up on it’s journey well. Good carbonation, palate enveloping roast. Solid and roasty with just that proper amount of sweetness to keep it grounded. A pretty nice Dry Stout, if I don’t say so. Proven over and my surprise of the day. Growler kept it surprisingly in good shape. Quality Irish Dry Stout I’d love to have again. A stronger roast, but some mellow sweetness into the finish really brought it home for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Poured from a hand-filled flip top bottle from a nice trader in FL. Pours almost black with a nice amount of head (clearly that was a well filled flip top...no loss of carb). Nice is toasted malts and some coffee. Taste was a slightly bitter roasted flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On-tap at the CCB, 5oz tasting glass... Pours a dark black, really looks good. A medium tan head rises, nice ring, lacing could be better... The aroma has tons of roast and dark chocolate not bad, but a surprising and unpleasant amount of alcohol... The taste is why to dry and bitter, not a enjoyable taste or mouthfeel. It does show off some really nice chocolate notes, but I’d rather not be drinking a liquid version of newly crushed coffee beans, same texture too. This isn’t bad, not something I would come back to though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Tap at RNH. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, a bit of smoke. Dry and roasty, bitter chocolate, a bit of caramel, finishes smoky. A very solid dry stout.

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