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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6390) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12343) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1664) - 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

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4792) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (342) - USA - APR 19, 2015
Nitro. Pours black with a thick gray head. Aroma is a slight maltiness with some hops background. Taste is a light sweetness, light roastiness, and a little bite. Great beer to pair with stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Draft at the source. Very dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of light coffee. Taste is burnt espresso, dark cocoa. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmmbeer (1335) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
Shaker at the joint- served a near black color with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Hits the mouth with a big somewhat wide body, malt is just delicious, some note of smoke in the middle, finish is only lightly bittering and drying. Another one she liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4340) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 6, 2014
Think head over a black body. Dark roasted malts, coffee and cream, fresh herbal hops. Smooth body, quite rich in taste actually, creamy mouth feel. Soft carbonation, really nicely drinkable palate. The above are age abv is worth it. Quality stuff. (On tap at the Pinthouse brewpub)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (2226) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
tap at the brew pub..Pour is dark with a tin cream head..Nose is dry chocolate, spice, earth hop, pin, dry chocolate...Taste is dry spice, dry chocolate powder, cream, roast and coffee..

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