Faultline Irish Stout
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our Stout is a dry Irish style stout. The dark color of the beer comes from a mixture of roasted barley and chocolate malt (chocolate malt has a chocolate color, and doesnít actually have chocolate in it.) The thicker texture is from an addition of flaked, unmalted barley. Flake barley is similar to rolled oats (oatmeal.) The stout is bitter, yet in balance with all the other heavy flavors in this beer. The nitrogen gas tapping system produces the thick, creamy head. Nitrogen bubbles are smaller and do not burst as easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40422) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small, tan and creamy head. Hardroasted dark malt aroma. Sweet malt flavoured, light roasted and slight toffee. Smooth malty and subdued roasted finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
Draft. A black beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wort, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt lending it a slight acidity, combined with a note of chocolate, leading to a dry and roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a vague tint of orange and a fine, creamy beige head. Medium body, a little low in carbonation. Some burned malty bitterness in the finish. 250709

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 4, 2016
On tap @ Faultline. Just about black in color with a tan head. Pretty much just bland and watery. Some roast, water, and ash. Thereís a bit of acidity and sweet plum character. I donít like the watery, flat, thin mouthfeel of the nitro pour here either, but itís probably covering up some flaws so maybe itís okay... The beer is just sort of semi-sweet black water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub (aka Black River Stout). Pours opaque black with a decent tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a dark malt flavor that is a bit too thin for a stout. However, a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Sample at the brewpub on 8/10/10. Black pour with a thick tan nitro head. Roasty aroma with some chocolate and a bit of metal. Roasty and chocolatey flavor with a bitter dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Nitrogen tap. Pours deep black with a medium creamy brown head that laces well. Aroma is classical roasted malt, coffee, with notes of chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet roasted malt and chocolate. No real bitterness for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Black with a creamy off white head. Chocolate caramel and citrus hops aroma. Taste of chocolate citrus slight chalkiness and a mildly tart and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Black with tan head. Burnt malt nose and flavor with espresso note. Rather thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Tap. Solid black. Roasted and burnt malts. Rich but not thick. A balanced aroma but not a complicated flavor.

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