Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 122   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7475) - 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 I’d 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 (4282) - Frisco, 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 (4082) - 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 can’t 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 (2565) - 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 I’d want to have again...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2009
(22oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05) Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Nose is smoky peat moss. Flavor is also smoky, coffee, with bitter dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Black pour with light brown head. Aroma of earth, nuts, and leaves. Tastes of earth, dirt, chocolate, and leaves. Pretty nice,but suffers from predictability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of jkwalking05) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and chocolate with a bitter finish.

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