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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Nitro at the brewpub. Dark pour with large foamy tab head. Aroma is roast, jerky, meat. Flavor is roast, jerky, meat, faint smoke on the back end. Well balanced. Silky mouthfeel. Tasty dry stout!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Nitro. Pours with a nitro milky head and a deep black hued body. Aromas are of tobacco, caramel, fruity, dry roast, leathery, currants and toffee. Low bodied. Flavors are very roasty, currants, chocolate, leather. Dry. Medium carbonation slightly thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
(Draught) dark espresso brown, tan fine bubbled head. Nose of rich chocolate, herbal from the hops and chocolate combo, coffee, bold and rich. Taste is quite hoppy, bitter coffee notes, herbal/green, some plant like notes, bakers chocolate also. Nice and bold on flavor for a dry stout, a bit too much herbal notes from the hops, really close to the best dry stout I’ve had even regardless of those facts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Super dark brown with a dense small bubble tan head. Lots of dry cocoa and earthy mineral in the aroma. The flavor is strong toasted malt. Body is a little thin. Palate is fizzy. No creaminess or milkiness like I was expecting. This ones a little thin and fizzy. On nitro this beer has a velvety head and cool, smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavors are smoother and the harshness is gone. Rating reflects nitro version.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours dark black with a nice tan head. Smell is of very roasty fresh coffee and a nice light hoppiness too. Taste is clean roasty richness and bitter hops. Nice medium to full body and very dark and flavorful without being too rich. Very drinkable and an awesome beer all around.


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