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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Formerly known as Martin House There Will Be Stout
Thatís right, The Original Pretzel Stout. This 6.5% abv stout is as black as West Texas Intermediate and is brewed with over six pounds of crushed sourdough pretzels per barrel. Guess what? Thereís no style guideline for this one. The salty fingerprint of the pretzels works with the sweet and roasty flavors of the chocolate malted & roasted barley to give this beer a flavor that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (172) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
salty , sweet , toast, roasty , coffee, earthy, alcohol, vanilla, black, clear, tan foam, minimal head, light sweetness, salty, medium body, creamy, slick feel, average carbonation, dry finish,,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stationX (4) - - APR 26, 2014 does not count
I only rate beers I love or hate. This is a why didnít they think of that beer. The salt in the beer will have you coming back for this one. Iím sorry, aroma, head, etc...I donít really care.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiveacestx (566) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery - jet black with a khaki head. The aroma is mocha and the taste is burnt malt and too salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (620) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Poured a black with a tan head. Taste of coffee, roasted dark malts, slight cocoa, but I couldnít pick up on any pretzel flavor. Medium carbonation, medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2170) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Poured a deep brown with a dark head and great lacing. Taste of good burnt malt and a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (288) - - JAN 13, 2014
On draft. Pours black as night. Aroma of salt. Flavor is bready, slightly salty, followed by chocolate malts before finishing with... an unexpected bit of licorice flavor. Extremely unusual, but somehow just right. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3630) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pretty much black. Tan head and lacing. Chalky. Bitter wet flavor. Thereís some sweet doughyness with very little dank at first but it fades rather quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is sweet and roasty with a little touch of black malts, dark chocolate sugars, and slightly burned toast. Big sweet earthy roasted flavor with a depth of dark cocoa, burnt toast, a touch of sweet licorice, and a lightly smokey earthy sweet finish. Cheerful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap. Deep black body with some tan head. Smells great - roasted malt, chocolate, slight coffee. More chocolate and roast in the flavor with a salty/savory element that really adds a nice layer of complexity. My favorite from Martin House thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Black with a small brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, and caramel, and yes, it does actually smell like there are pretzels in it. Taste is sweet and roasty and slightly salty. Pretty full body.

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