Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2006
Sample from Jan 06 Indy gathering at BW3 downtown - Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Pours black with a decent brown head and good lacing. Flavor is smokey, roasted malt, and coffee. Palate is smooth and creamy. A tasty stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
On tap at the brewpub:
Burnt toast and roasted malt flavor and bitterness...An important caramel pat pushes forth the oily, slick body...Again for Portsmouth Brewery, this isn’t much to style, but a good pint nonetheless...Isn’t that what we want anyway?...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Dark black color with a frothy brown head. Smokey aroma and a coffee flavor with smokey tones. Somewhat thin for a stout.

   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 (3487) - 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 (3203) - Ithaca, New York, 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 (5129) - 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.

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