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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12147) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
bottle thanks to jkwalking05. poured a dark brown with a beige head. aroma of toffee, butterscotch, coffee. flavor was chocolate, coffee, toffee, and dark roast. light body for a stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5011) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
bottle thanks to jkwalking05. black with a thin beige head. nose is roasted malts with vanilla and a background of bittersweet chocolate. smooth on the palate with a roasted coffee flavor that finishes with some chocolate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
bottle, thanks to jkwalking05, dark walnut color, aroma of nutty butterscotch, flavors of dry coffee, a light peaty smoke and roasted nuts, finish is on thin side

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking. Pours a deep, dark brown/black with beige head. Aroma of dark roast and some light dark fruit. Flavor of some dark roast and faint dark fruit, a little baking cocoa. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Chocolate and coffee in good balance with light fruit and cinnamon. Opens a bit bland but develops some depth as it sits on the tongue. Lots of aforementioned chocolate and coffee with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Dry and thin. Stylistically solid, better than many other examples.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JAN 3, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, nitro pour. Jet black with a thick, dense beige head. Beautiful coffee and roasted malt, a bit smoky and solid chocolate. Good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours dark brown with hints of ruby around the edges and big tan head that hangs around as a cap for a while and leaves only traces of lacing. The aroma has a pervasive milky sweetness throughout. on top of that are some mild roasted malts and maybe the faintest hint of hop bitterness. Sweet roasted malts and dark chocolate start out the taste with the same lactose presence as the smell. There was a little smokiness in the finish as well. The mouthfeel is fairly creamy with little carbonation and with a definitively dry finish. Maybe a tad thin overall. This is a very good example of a dry stout and very sessionable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080729 Tap at brewpub. Ruby brown color with little tan head. Thin, ashy, astringent, and a bit musty. More like a porter to me than a dry stout though as it was less roasty than expected. Just okay.


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