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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 27, 2015
Cask @ Portsmouth Brewery, Portsmouth, NH
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, coffee, burnt malt and hint of cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long very roasted, chocolate, toffee and hint of licorice in the finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15379) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Cask at the brewpub. Cinnamon edition. It’s an almost black one, topped by a creamy, finger-thick beige head leaving lacings. The aroma has burnt malts, coffee, some dried fruits and hints of burnt down bonfire. It’s full-bodied, dry and with a creamy carbonation, and flavors of burnt malts, bonfire, some coffee and prunes. Lasting mostly burnt finish. A tad too boyscout-ish this one, but I sure like it anyway. 150908

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (4231) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Black pour with creamy, lacy, gold foam. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, spicy, black pepper, earthy notes. Taste is sweet, nice chocolaty flavor, dark chocolate, light earthy notes. Palate is creamy, dry finish, med bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Northeast Bucket List Trip Beer #45. Nitro at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, mild dark fruits. The taste is dry roasted malt, nuts, herbal hops. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4961) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
I had this during my honeymoon. Draught at the brewery. Black of course with a thick foam. rich with dry malt flavor, much better than average of its style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, 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 (767) - 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 (338) - 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 (4024) - 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 (5758) - 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!


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