Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 126   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours mahogany-tinged black into an English pint. Mocha pancake head recedes at a medium pace leaving spot lacing. Roasted milk chocolate aromas. Thin with sweet roasted chocolate upfront and a lasting pumpernickel toast and mild citrus finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2576) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Tasted on 1/4/11 from a 22oz bomber bottle sent to me in a trade, was a bit of a gusher on opening. Pours black with a massive tan head that slowly recedes to uneven lace. The nose is tropical fruits , dark chocolate, coffee, and very darkly roasted malt. The flavor starts off with a lactic and tropical fruit note, moving to the dark chocolate, coffee, and dark malt. The body is light with a whole bunch of carbonation and a long roasted and sour finish. I am pretty sure that this beer is flawed, but it is very unique and enjoyable nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Good roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry texture with flat carbonation. Moderate toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of average duration. Solid drinkable dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (1090) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Pours a dark brown/ almost black with an off white brownish head. Heavenly coffee and chocolate aromas(but predominantly coffee). The palate is not as thin as I was expecting and perfect for the style. More sweet than dry, but not overly cloying in the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (5764) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewery, Better then the the milk stout. Roasted coffee aroma, nice laced residue from the head around the edge of the glass.. taste like it smells, Roasted malt and coffee, a very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (6899) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
En fût. Verre de 12 oz. dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de chocolat et de fruits. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moeyn col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café et de chocolat avec une pointe de cerises. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat amer en arrière goût. (Rating #3173)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Pours deep black with thin to no head, aroma is big nutty, caramel, and coffee tastes. Taste is nutty, coffee, some caramel leading into a tiny bit of roast and a pretty sweet finish. Not bad, a bit thin, easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Dark pour with a nitrogen pour looking head...a nice line of lacing telling the tale of each sip gone by. A musty and lactic aroma was present. I don’t typically like the lactic flavor and here it is. Also present was a moderate dark fruitiness and some roasted nuts. All in all, this was okay...nice to try but I can leave it behind and never miss iit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to rgtravers! Pours brown with a small tan head. The aroma is strong with black cherry, chocolate, and toffee. Very fruity. The flavor is the same with lots of black cherry and toffee. Thin mouthfeel and only a touch of roasted malt in the finish. Very sweet beer for a dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2010
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a beige froth. Nose is roasted hazelnuts, molasses and carob. Milky body with a tingle. Taste, likewise, is sweet and nutty balanced nicely with smoke and dark roast. Clean and easy drinking.

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