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 itís the best thing this side of St. Jamesí Gate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Black pour, 1 finger light brown head. Aroma is pretty subtle, with cream, a bit of roast and oat, lactic sugars, and some milk chocolate. Flavor is marked by more cream, a bit more bitterness in the chocolate manifestation, and some slight roast. A pretty classic low alcohol stout- not amazing, but solid and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Black pour with a tan frothy head. Aroma is coffee, oatmeal, milk chocolate, and roast. Flavor is loaded with coffee and chocolate with lactic and oatmeal sugars prevalent. Palate is medium bodied with a creamy frothy body. Well balanced, full flavored and fully sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a big light brown head that laces and black with red color. Aroma is dark malt-rich/roasty/cocoa/molasses. Taste is dark malt-rich/roasty/coffee/cocoa/molasses, some earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Cask (handpump) at NERAX North, Haverhill MA, 7 November 2009 @ 5.5%. Very dark. Small head but good condition. Mix of hop and roast malt aroma. Some chocolate. Very hoppy flavour. The Chinooks come through very strongly. Much more strongly than Iíd expect in a stout. Bitter (hop bitter that is) mouthfeel. Notwithstanding the rather atypical hop profile, this is tasty and appealing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. Poured smokey black with cream head. Aroma was of black licorice, butterscotch, and spice. Flavor was a dark roast with choclate and cinnamon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4715) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to Jon. The smell is chocolate, malts, coffee, and bready. The look is black with red tinges and an ok tan head. The taste is coffee, chocolate, and malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4526) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Purchased at the brewpub on 05/23/09. Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of vinegar, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste is of roasted malts and coffee, and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - AUG 1, 2009
Again I have to say you canít get any prettier looking stouts than one poured from a nitro tap. Wonderful cascading tiny bubbles producing a great looking coco colored head in my Imperial pint glass. The color of the brew was the standard black stout no light coming thru at all A rich roasted malt profile comes thru in the nose whit an ample hop presence. The flavors are more of the same, along with a slight coffee espresso note thrown in for good luck. Again the Nitro dose a lot for this brew and for sure it helps out in the way it feels in your mouth. Rich smooth and creamy are good adjectives for it. Good drinkability on this as well, but I tend to use it as a session closer more than a session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle at the CDC release. Pours a black body with a tan head. Chalky roast y stout with hints of smoke and coffee. Thin and session able. A mellow sweetness to finish. Simple and enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Pours black with a beige short lived head. Smell is buttery and dry roasty malt. Watery. Not very good. Unimpressed, and still looking for a good Portsmouth beer or at least one Iíd want to have again...

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