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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Formerly known as Martin House There Will Be Stout
That’s 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? There’s 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.

zmanzorro's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2013 Flight. Pours a dark brown with a brown head and some lacing. Aroma is of dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter chocolate with some coffee notes on the back end. Average carbonation with a clean mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10483) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
On tap at Brewers Ball Dallas. Pours a dark brown with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, bread. Medium body, strong roasted malt, nice sweetness, light finish, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1293) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Jet black pour, 2 fingers of toffee cream on top. Nose is cocco & charred grain. Bittersweet. Middle is chocolate, dough, salt, huge malt bill. Finish is bittersweet and long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Can. Pours dark black, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is roasty, bready, hints of ashtray and cocoa. Flavor is light sweet, medium bitter, roasty, bready, pinch of salt, chocolate. Medium body, lingering bitterness. This beer is really good! Gimmick or not, the salty breadiness is a really good compliment.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2016
Can. Well, they nailed it with this name. Pours dark with not much head. Aroma is chocolate, follows up with that in the flavor with a bit of the salt on the end. Somewhat thin bodied and ashy. Interesting tick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1181) - , Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2016
can. Nice local stout - checks all the boxes. dark pour - aroma is roasted, some chocolate; some chocolate in taste; balanced. good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (3511) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle from blutt59 and odd concept for beer although I supposed served side by side often enough bound to happen. Dark roasted brown with fine head. Nose is chocolate and pretzel amazingly. I did get the pretzel right off bat and had to check deScription to make sure actualy made with them, also chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Salty finish. Semi sweet. Kinda odd I prefer the chocolate bar combo of salt and chocolate over the beer version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (954) - - JAN 25, 2016
Can. Deep brown with a dense, sticky pretzel-colored head. Aroma is like the outside of a pretzel -- that dark, somewhat burnt, charred, crusty flavor. A lot of acrid roast in here. Great body -- smooth, creamy, hefty, thick and tongue-coating. Intensely ashy up front with chocolate in the back. Really nice, full flavor -- but there’s no pretzel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7404) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Lewisville, Tx - Total Wine & More - 16 oz can. Deep dark black motor oil like pour with a thin but persistent mocha colored head; thin rings of lacing. Chocolate-like aroma, some earthy topsoil accents a touch of creosote. Flavor is solid with bittersweet chocolate accents, some espresso notes, a brief touch of the advertised salty doughiness found in pretzels. Mouthfeel has a solid thickness to it. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Chocolat noir, noix de coco et menthe fraiche dans un corps superbement velouté.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlihcsnatas (624) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Black with fast fading head that smells of roasted malts. Taste is lots of roasted, hints of chocolate, pretty good stout. After reading deScription was really looking for the taste of pretzel. I think I am tasting it but it could just be I have made up my mind it is there so it is. At any rate this is a good stout and one that I would enjoy again but the cost of this 4 pack tall boys was a bit too high for me to buy again.

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