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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma is full of dark roast, coffee, faint chocolate, burnt grains and toffee. Appropriately black in color with a lasting, uneven, light tan head and plenty of thick lacing. Flavor follows the aroma very closely, roasty, toasty, very gently sweet, malt utterly dominating here, not much hoppiness to speak of. Now that I see this is for sure a Dry Stout, that certainly follows. Creamy and smooth on the palate, body is light-medium. Some lingering charry malts and dark sweetness late. Fairly straight forward, but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown pour with a gray white head. Aroma and flavor of coffee primarily. Also some mild smoke and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnnnniee (2150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Pours a respectably dark brown/black color with a thinnish tan head that I had to coax with a vigorous pour. Roasted coffee and caramel fill my nostrils along with powdered dark chocolate and a hint of toffee. Taste is roasty and creamy almost like a sweet stout rather than a dry. Chocolate and coffee mixed with caramel and toffee. Longer lingering roasted coffee bitterness mixed with just enough sweetness finishes every sip. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Another great brew from the folks up at the Portsmouth brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5257) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared with the Cincy crew. Pours a dark brown/black color with a medium sized dark beige head. The nose is nicely roasted malts with some earthy bitterness and dry chocolate. This beer has a decent amount of character for 5%. Flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and mild black coffee. Finish is mildly bitter. Good mouth feel, smooth creamy, while still being dry. This was a nice surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottled. A brown beer with a red shine under a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, leading to a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SourNotes (104) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2011
got as an extra from bendurgin - thanks! typcial stout appearance. a little lighter than the big boys but this is an irish dry. thin head though, was wanting a little more on top. smell is vanilla/oaky, some caramel and a lot of nuttiness. some roasted coffee, medium roast. i get some reminiscence of sunflower seeds. strange, but i like it. Flavor is not as intense as the smell but still has that nice subtle roastiness, very nutty, a bit of woodiness and slight bits of chocolate. no hop character that i can find. mouthfeel - slightly thin, but to style its good. a bit dry as it should be drinkability is very high on this. light bodied, easy drinking, low ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark dark red brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, light burnt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration, dark malt, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13228) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Coffee, burned, roasted, berries, bitterness, chocolate, grassy, citrus, syrupish, ok hoppy, dryness. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6302) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a medium creamy tan head. The aroma is tobacco, light roasted, chocolate and coffee. The flavour is tobacco, hard roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and espresso. Full flavoured coffee stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a small beige head. Light roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate. Light roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and liquorice. Roasted finish.


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