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Half Pints Stir Stick Stout

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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Stout
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Stir Stick Stout is robust with ruby highlights and a generous addition of fresh ground, locally roasted Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee. The beans lend a distinct chocolate aroma that blends well with the roasted barley and malty sweetness. A woody bitterness from the Fuggles hop variety rounds out this ale and makes it the perfect match for barbequed buffalo burgers or sweet desserts like chocolate lava cake. Serve in a glass at 8 degrees celcius. Unpasturised.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky sepia, thin cream collar. Lightly earthy coffee, faint chocolate, muted but without large error. Flavor lightly sweeter, chocolate early with heavy toast accents mid, nutty with bark and earth throughout but largely in finish, sticky full body accenting softness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was nicely roasted malts, some coffee. Flavor was bitter roasted coffee, some caramel, touch of dark chocolate. Not too heavy, which lends it to easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by iphonephan. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, caramel. Tastes of bitter roast, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of brownies. Taste has cocoa and coffee. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs with light coffee notes. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruits and light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (3439) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
Very intense smarty-roasted nose. Smooth, fresh beginning. Slightly thin, malty- smooth, Thin-smooth, not too deep, but the ground-taste is nice. The aftertaste is nice, fresh, smooth. Malty, smooth, nice and easy to drink!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
Pours a pitch black with a tan head. The smell is coffee grounds, dark chocolate, roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, coffee grounds, dry finish. The beer is light/ medium in body with average carbonation. A bit thin for the style and too much coffee grounds for my taste.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dslam (59) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Extremely dark stout with off white, slightly red head. Aromas of freshly ground coffee are quite overwhelming. Has a distinct coffee after taste along with the slightly grainy texture you get after a french pressed coffee. I have to remind myself that this is not cold coffee. I wonder what it would taste like with sone sugar and cream.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Miss_Honeybee (5) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
Not a lot going on here. It’s not a terrible tasting beer by any means, but I’d rather sip on something bolder, heavier and flavourful... something more "stout".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3543) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and smoke. Flavors of chocolate. Medium bodied. Smooth, velvety finish.


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