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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: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Beer pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is bitter coffee and some borderline bitter chocolate/sweet chocolate. There is also a roasted barley note. The taste is nice. Bitter coffee, bittersweet chocolate, roast and a bitter finish. Leaves a nice sticky residue on the lips. Nice body for being a 5.6% ABV. A nice sessionable coffee stout that is slightly reminiscent of The Poet by New Holland. Thanks again to Cards04 for this one!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle from Feris , thanks dude! Black pour, protruding head that went go away, aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste bit of roasted malts, nice hit of coffee with a bitter sweet finish. a nice simple stout that’s well blended with a kick of coffee. Yum.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GothGargoyle (934) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Light brown with minimal head. Aroma is musk, dirt, wood, grain. Thin on the palate, short finish. Taste is watery soy sauce, grains, cheap chocolate. What the hell were they stirring with this stick?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle share taster. Dark brown with light brown edges and big tan cap that falls quick. Aroma of lactose, chocolate, hay. Taste is sweet & tangy. Medium dry.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1068) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
341 ml bottle. Darkest brown with a slight cola hue and a fading mocha head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Light roast chocolate malt taste, somewhat thin and watery. Soft carbonation, lighter bodied, low hopped. Goes down easy but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
houblonchien (78) - CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 hints of chocolate and coffee, OK head, quite crisp on the tongue, layers of flavour including a hint of burnt carmel, don’t drink cold (just slightly cool), a touch hot for stout, tough to beat if you like a good stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (675) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Aromas of molasses, candi sugar, dates. Flavour is roasted with coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour doesn’t come across as sweet as the nose would suggest. Somewhat thin, with a bitter, roasted finish. Good stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1062) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at revolution with lactose and chocolate. Aroma of choose, roasted malts and sweet creamy coffee. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, creamy hot chocolate and slightly bitter cocoa on the finish. Excellent coffee stout and a joke twist with the addition of lactose leaves a ton of flavor all over but perfect for this time of year and the next 8 months.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Sample at the Picaroons Brewers Bash. Black colour. Taste of coffee and dark chocolate. Rather liked this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
(almost black). Aroma is of intense coffee, roasted malt. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, very sligth acidic. Overall: Not much not say. Not a bad beer.


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