Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 122   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 itís the best thing this side of St. Jamesí Gate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2005
22oz bottle. Pours a dark, fizzy color with a fizzy light tan head. Nose is dry chocolate and some mocha notes. Taste is a decent viscousness, some very good roasted malt flavors and more of the dry chocolate. Notes of coffee also stand out. Finishes dry with a slight hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - OCT 8, 2005
Pours dark with a creamy head. strong coffee taste and aroma. awesome creamy mouthfeel. great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2005
Deep black with medium tan head. Nice lace. Coffee aroma. Flavor is mostly roast coffee with hints of dark fruit. A bit thin in body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2005
Black pour with brown highlights and a thin light brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Weak flavor of coffee and roasted malt. The palate is light and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Light roasted coffee aroma. Deep balck with a super creamy deep tan head. Fresh sea salt flavors, with some very chocolate and coffee tones. Finish is smooth and creamy, like a drop of sweetened condensed milk in a teaspoon of fresh espresso. Very nice! A little oaky on the back end, with some complex depth in raisins, cinnamon and lots of chocolate, coffee and rum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Puddleglum (16) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Nicely balanced stout with a good head, full body and nice finish. I enjoyed the chocolate and coffee notes playing off the bitter hops. A good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (4003) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2004
2004 draught. Pours an impressive cloudy lightly bright brown, very deep and swirled with blacks and darker browns. Good dark beige head. Aroma of very sweet chocolate, lightly bitter hops and oily roast, not overly bitter in the roast. Flavor is big and sweet, not cloying, but pleasantly chocolatey. A very light tolerable coffee note lingers on the finish, with plenty of lightly bitter hops. This sure is one mellow stout. Body is creamy, smooth and just very easy drinking. Still quite flavorful for how mellow it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2004
22 oz. bottle: Black with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate and bitter coffee in the aroma, slightly thin but very smooth mouthfeel. Ends sweet with a long coffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2004
Mild, sweet and roasty aroma. Opaque black with dense off-white head that stands nicely and coats the glass. Chocolate sweetness envelopes roasty bitterness with notes of vanilla and toasted nuts. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel and medium-full body. On tap at the Vermont Brewers Festival.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2004
On tap at the Portsmouth Brewery. Black color with a giganto cascading head. It had a nice mellow choco-coffee flavor that was really nice without overdoing it. Good stuff.

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