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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Yes, Arthur, there is another stout. Our Irish-style dry stout is brewed with four different malts, roasted barley and whole Chinook hops. We think it’s the best thing this side of St. James’ Gate.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockeybeerguy (1599) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a mug. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that once it dissipates, there’s a decent amount of white foamy lacing that’s kinda light for the most part. The smell had a nice dry roasted coffee aroma with some light chocolate trying to come through but stays in the background for the most part The taste was mostly dry with a nice roasty sort of coffee-ness coming through. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body and it has a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it. Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Dry Stout worthy of having again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SuperTiti33 (456) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Noire avec des reflets rouge. Café. Aqueuse. Un peu fumé. Amertume de torréfaction. Bien.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (243) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
Really nice stout. Roast, light coffee and very smooth. Flavor is similar. Warming up for Impy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3943) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Nick at Will’s house. Nose is roast, light coffee, very dry, bittersweet cocoa, very full and really nice. Flavor is similar—easy drinking and full of flavor—coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Very well done for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Portsmouth BC Stout, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex dry Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1337) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pour is black with a small khaki colored head. Aroma is of rich roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is very heavy on the roast with some burnt cocoa and grain undertones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1796) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draught. This is a nice simple Irish stout with lots of nice roasted maltiness. One of the better ones I tried.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (3542) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle, poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, light earth, and some licorice. Flavors follow suit, mediocre stout overall.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Had on-tap @ Portsmouth Brewery yesterday around 4:00 pm. Pours nighttime charcoal with a fluffy, frosty off-biege head one-to-two fingers in length. Smells immediately of charcoal, campfire smoke, liquorice, hops and ginger. Tastes of roasted malts, milk sugar/chocolate milk, tobacco, caramel, hops and coffee dregs. Ends with a slighty buttered sour note. Viscous and chewy. Would have again, most definitely.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Another bottle opened by my buddy Joel. Gusher alert! Cracked the top and had to leave it in the sink for what seemed like an hour. Once I got a pour I could tell the beer was infected. Aroma of old sour milk, which didn’t bother me all that much, since I enjoy a good sour stout every now and again, but the whole experience was somewhat of a wash.


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