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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2159) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Can thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Black pour with a 1 finger head that fades to a nice thick film. Great appearance. Aroma is big, roasty, and a little sweet. Tastes like dark roast coffee, light campfire smoke, light chocolate, and salt. It does kinda taste like pretzels mixed with roasted coffee. Full body. Creamy mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
16 oz. can -The nose is subtle - roasted malt and perhaps some bread. The pour is ink black supporting a large rocky khaki head with loads of lacng. The taste is a brunt malt, dark chocolate, and bread. The saltiness, while subdued, becomes apparent in the finish. Medium-full body and medium carbonation. Chalky mouthfeel. Overall, an enjoyable local dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (211) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
At Scardello. Black with almost no head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Finish has mild dark coffee bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darb85 (88) - Canton, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2014
First local Texas beer. Can, pours black with tan head. Great lacing tastes a bit like pretzel,a little sweet and a bit creamy. Thicker mouth feel. Would drink again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pour out of 16 oz can, dar brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of roast, chocolate, coffee, hints of dark fruit, nice slight salty note, hints of bread, biscuit. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, coffee, hints of dark fruit notes, nice earthy tones, finishing bitter, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (1865) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can, an extra from Blutt59, poured into a glass. Coal black with big fluffly beige head. Aroma is roasty, medium body, medium carbonation, and little big-bubble lacing. Taste is roasty, some coffee, some herbal hops, salty, and dry finish. Complex, but too salty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SPDickerman (989) - Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small brown fizzy head. Smells of chocolate, hints of roast and toast, subtle notes of coffee. Taste is bready and chocolate, some coffee bitterness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Martin House Pretzel Stout finishes with bitterness and a subtle saltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriendOfBeer (93) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Creamy mouthfeel. Initial taste is bready, very malty, toasty. After taste is where all the pretzel comes in. The sweet malt fades into a salty taste. Medium length, bitter, coffee finish. Medium bitterness. Overall a full flavored beer with a legit pretzel taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandon1989 (252) - Euless, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
the aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee, slight pretzel. the taste is similar with the chocolate malt and coffee. i donít pick up the pretzel at first but the saltiness is faint in the aftertaste. very unique beer and well worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours black like oil with khaki colored head. Chocolate, roasted malt, bread (pretzel-like), and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. The saltiness of the pretzels come through nicely on the finish and give this stout an interesting character.

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