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Cigar City Patio Tools Dry Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK (3650) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Draft at stillwater grille. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Big roasted malt notes on the tongue. Wow! Has just the right amount of mouthfeel. Finishes clean and tight. Very nice! One of the best in the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (3600) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3488) - 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 Iíd rather not be drinking a liquid version of newly crushed coffee beans, same texture too. This isnít bad, not something I would come back to though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3463) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
32 oz growler from Redlight Redlight. Dark brown with a thin beige head. Nose is cola, hay and mocha with light smoke. Medium light with soft carb. Taste is coffee, brown sugar and club soda. Dry finish with hints of green olive.

3.8
   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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Draft at the brewery. Pours a very dark mahogany color with a translucent edge. A dark khaki colored head is small and smooth, and it leaves behind a good amount of splotchy lacing. The nose is dry and darkly roasted, showing bitter chocolate dark barley notes primarily. Clean, dark coffee roast notes compliment well, completing the simple but well executed aroma. Flavors again feature roasted barley and dry dark cocoa, with more toasted coffee notes and a finish of bitter, earthen hops. The palate is just about bone dry, medium bodied, and a bit over carbonated. It seems prickly or scratchy almost on the tongue. Overall, itís a decent little session stout, but thereís nothing ground breaking going on.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3316) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Nitro draft at Proof. Classic dry stout look with a nice brown head of tight bubbles. Nice aroma of roasted malt and coffee escapes the dense head. Classic flavor of dark malt, espresso and bitter chocolate. Good and true to form.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Tap at RBWG on a couple different occasions. This is a very mediocre Irish Stout. Overloaded with carbonic acid and astringency and a harsh minerality, and completely lacking in the light, airy drinkability and subtle vanilla and roast notes posited by the style. I really donít know what happened here. I could hardly finish my pint, and this is coming from an Irish Stout lover who was incredibly psyched to see this was on tap.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Draft at Coffee District. A dark brown pour with a small off white head. Scent is roasty, coffee and caramel. Taste is roasty, coffee and dark chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Draft @ Cigar City Brewingís Hunahpu release. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Medium body with average carbonation and a dry finish. Very nice.


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