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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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3.7
   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandon1989 (240) - 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 don’t pick up the pretzel at first but the saltiness is faint in the aftertaste. very unique beer and well worth a try.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TXBadger (1393) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerseyjohn71 (182) - 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,,

5
   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 didn’t they think of that beer. The salt in the beer will have you coming back for this one. I’m sorry, aroma, head, etc...I don’t really care.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiveacestx (595) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
Poured a black with a tan head. Taste of coffee, roasted dark malts, slight cocoa, but I couldn’t pick up on any pretzel flavor. Medium carbonation, medium body

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2192) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (296) - - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pretty much black. Tan head and lacing. Chalky. Bitter wet flavor. There’s some sweet doughyness with very little dank at first but it fades rather quickly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (4078) - 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!


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