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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lb4lb (2587) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (2093) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
happy to say the beer and the pizza were both of high quality! .. . pours a deep brown black .. . solid roast level .. . just a solid offering .. . . i used to go to college, but then got directions to the smackhouse and got the hell out of there!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (4664) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lownote (521) - Austin, Alabama, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6054) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Aroma is roasty with hints of chocolate. Pours a deep black with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is malt forward and pleasingly bitter. Roasted malt, slight notes of chocolate, and coffee. All of this is combined with a perfect hoppy dry finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. A slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Overall, a very enjoyable, and well balanced stout. Will drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5396) - Leuven, BELGIUM - 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 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

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