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Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6825) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Growler thanks to HOPSHUNTER. Flip top pops and BAM. Carbonation. Awesome. Peat. Chocolate. Cocoa. This may be the best dry stout I’ve had. Totally balanced. Hops leave a nice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6116) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of dark chocolate, cocoa, and toffee. Flavor was similar, not very sweet, dry, good example of the style for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6057) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Draft at the source. Aroma is earthy, charred malt, burnt coffee, barley and sugar. What make this better from most others in the style is the fuller creamy body not found in most 5 % stouts. Mouth feel is a bit heavier than it actually is. Real nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5763) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5742) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
Draft. Pours a black body with a creamy off white head. Very fresh roast y vanilla, cream pie, nitrogen cream, whip cream. Mild lactose with a sweet creamy body. Accented with irish cream and a soft smooth finish. A fantastic dry stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
Tap @ CCB: Dark black color, tan head. The nose is very roasty with a dry wood and earth note along with the coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Thin flavor and a robust earthy finish with a bit more sweetness rousing up. Clean and up front, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Dark black in color, hazy with a thin tan head. Big coffee roast and lots of dry Irish stout flavors. Very tasty brew.


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