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Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 154   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Nearly black. Tan head. Smooth roasted malt and chocolate aroma with some prune notes. Flavor is dry but so damn smooth and delicious. Roasted malt, dry chocolate flavor. What a finish. Wow for a dry stout...this is bad ass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Growler… RBWG ‘10… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nutty, chocolaty bouquet also hints at espresso. Light to medium-bodied and astringent with soft carbonation. The flavor offers nuts, coffee and dark chocolate. Mocha, raspy, burnt, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, lighter roastiness, and some earth. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, and some caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7875) - Carlsbad, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Sample at the tap room (as Hillsborough River Dry Stout). The beer is flat black with a thin beige head that dissipates to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Roasty aroma of coffee with a touch of chocolate malt. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, coffee and cocoa. The finish is dark chocolate up front with a lingering roast aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Draft @ FBGBF ’010. Pours very dark with mahogany edges and nice full tan head to go along with a bit of sheet lacing. The aroma is a pleasing mix of roasty to burnt malts and some earthiness as well as some specialty malts I can’t put my finger on. The aroma is more roasty and burnt than anything else. The taste is similar starting off with sort of earthy – slightly oxidized note and then getting roasty and somewhat burnt. By midway it picks up just a little of some rich chocolaty notes too. It seems to have a mild hop bitterness in the background creating a balance to the experience.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6326) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB. Must have drank gallons of this nectar, St Patty comes to FL. Couleur brune foncée, col beige/blanc cassé. Arôme parallèele le palais, avec d’énormes notes de malt grillé, de chocolat voire presque de torréfié, le tout reste correct pour le volume de cette bière. Le tout est léger, complexe avec un profile malté profond mais restant très ’sessionable’. Note des pointes de caramel, prodndeur chocolatée et grilléé. En finde bouche, une pointe minime de graisn fumé se fait noter. Détronne facilement certaisn grands noms irlandais.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 2, 2010
Growler. Huge thanks to Hopscotch for this! Pours pitch black with a big foreverlasting tan head. Wow! The aroma is espresso coffee, hard roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit and hops. Lovely. The flavour is lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Some milky notes in the finish. Very nice!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
The aroma is coffee and cream with a big earthy accent. The flavor is sour up front but it turns to huge coffee, some cream, and general wonderfulness. This is the best Irish stout I’ve had.


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