Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 120   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 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 didnít 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (2135) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of coffee and licorice. Taste follows. Coffee present. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
On draft at Portsmouth Brewing. Pours a typical stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roast, earth, ash, and dark chocolate. Flavor is similar with roast, earth, and slight dark chocolate. Roasty and earthy overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1963) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle thanks miamilice!. Pours black brown with a khaki soapy head that fades to a thin wispy film and a tight collar. Aroma is rich malt and coffee with subtle chocolate notes. Taste is big roasted malt and coffee note along with some burnt chocolate and peat. Palate is medium slick and chalky with a drying finish. really enjoyed this and wishing there was more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Hand bottle from a tasting. Pours a clearish deep brown/black with a tan head. Very hoppy in the nose, along with a shitload of coffee. Very impressive initial taste, but it became cloying very quickly. Decent flavor, but too sweet to be world class.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6257) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2012
5/9/12. 22oz bottle thanks to Arin! Black pour with a nice khaki head. Nice coffee aroma with dark chocolate. Nice coffee flavor with grains and roastiness. Reminds me of a dry Irish stout (well, I see now itís listed as such). Not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AdamJackson (2958) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Thanks to a generous Southern NH trader who sent me this. Kept it around for a week, poured into a Hill Farmstead glass at 55 Degrees F.

A - 1-Finger dark leathery head subsided to a quarter finger. Dark brown to black pour, reminds me of cheap motor oil.

S - Gigantic mal smells. Roasted and smoked malts with a bit of chocolate and german bock scent. Mild hop profile

T - Coffee and cocoa come through first, mild bit of wood but a fleeting sweetness and sour taste that hurts the beer at the back of the tongue. Starts off great, dies down fast to a bad taste.

M - 80/20 carbonation, light body

O - Smell and initial taste are good but this beer is no B in my book. Not worth having again and disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured viscous black with a moderate, off white head. Bready malts, hints of roast and cookie-like sweetness. Cocoa, mocha, ash, smoke, mild bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp (628) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at Darkness Day 2011. Great beer with coffee and chocolate. A bit of wood or smoke too. A buit thin though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2011
22oz bottle from Thirdeye11
Appearance: Black with a big tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, dried chocolate and bitter
Taste: Dark malts, sour, dark fruit, bitter and medicinal
OK, but didnít enjoy the sourness at all. The appearance and aroma was great, but taste was not pleasant, maybe I got a bad bottle.

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