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Pinthouse Bearded Seal

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bearded Seal is a stronger, bolder version of traditional Dry Irish Stout, however not quite an Imperial Stout. Whereas other Dry Irish Stouts come in at less than 5% ABV, Bearded Seal comes in at 6.1% ABV., capturing the intensity of a higher ABV beer yet remaining drinkable and complex. Pleasant herbal character shines through from the generous hop addition playing off the rich coffee and chocolate notes. The flavor of this beer begins roasty and intense and then finishes soft and clean with a refreshingly smooth dry finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sholbert (10) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Poured on nitro. Really nice roasted malt and caramel nose. Dark chocolate and coffee with nice bitterness for balance. Very dry finish. Quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (8815) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2016
On tap at Pinthouse Pizza Burnet. Pours black with large creamy beige head that lasts. The aroma is cracker, roast, cocoa. Thin mouth, chocolate, roast, light dry finish, good.

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (355) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Aroma: chocolatey, Guiness-like; Appearance: dark black with off white head that dissipated quickly; Taste: unfortunately, similar to Alaskan Smoked Porter. Too smoky for me. Palate: heavy body with smoky finish; Overall: could appreciate the quality but can’t stand the smokiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (456) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Draft. Pours black-brown with a light-beige head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste: coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of smoke. Dry, minimally bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Actually just hella impressive. Nice roasty nose with cocoa and roasty malt goodness. A bit fruity. Drinkable, light, flavorful, robust. Oxymoronic sounding but actually very good in execution. Do this beer justice and don’t get it on nitro.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7064) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Austin, Tx - on tap at Pinthouse. Dark black pour, nice khaki colored head, thick lacing. Aroma of potting soil and licorice. Flavor has some chocolate notes, a touch of black coffee, some licorice in the back end with a potting soil finish. Good chalky mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, herbs, chocolate, lactose, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, herbs, lactose, coffee, and chocolate with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2183) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft to taster at brew pub pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose roasted malt,stale coffee, and slight soapy. Taste less off flavors initially, dark fruit, roast malt, and light bitter. Late in palate I get a hint of the soap again. I want to like it, but something just seems off

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, black pour, white head, nose and taste are coffee, rich, bitter, stout, good

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5887) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Draft. Awesome mouthfeel !! That nitro gives the proper creamy mouthfeel. Nice dry roasted texture. Notes of coffee grounds and dark grains, some coffee bitterness. Very nice and classic dry stout. Very nice and went well as a after pizza brew.


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