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Stix Pool Shark Porter

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Stix Pool Shark Porter
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.99/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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A hearty brew – rich, smooth, dark, robust, smokey and complex. Oh, yeah. It’s all that. A few of these will bring down any Pool Shark to the level of amateur. You can beat ‘em! We’re pullin’ for ya! OG=1.068, FG=1.020, IBUs=40


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2008
When somebody types a beer as a Smoke Chocolate Chipotle Porter, you know I have to give it a whirl. They pretty much nailed it as there’s a definite spicy kick to the start of the flavor that mellows out into a smoky malt and finishes with chocolate overtones. The overall flavors were kinda weak though leaving me unfulfilled and although I liked the idea, the flavors just didn’t mesh that well together.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2008
Pours the color of cola with a thin beige head. Aroma of salty smoke and nice roast. Roasted malts and a nice medium smoke effect. A little thin and watery perhaps.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Brown-black with a ring of head. Hints of spice and licorice swirl around a black patent centric roast. Flavor quality diminished by strong burnt charcoal note and dank sock character.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
On tap at brewpub. Black with thick creamy head. Lots of roasted malt in the aroma and taste. Nice bitterness. Thick. Well made and most enjoyable I’ve had from Stix. Also tried this porter at Washington Winter Fest ’07 with Chocolate and Chipotle in the mix. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (5928) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Draft at the Diamond Knot brewhouse. Black. Thin but solid-looking grayish head with bountiful lace. Not much nose happening, pleasant or unpleasant. Great body, though; just starting to creep out of the medium range (but only just). Roasty and patenty, kinda acrid, even, right from the attack. Creamy and chocolately but definitely not to the detriment of the roastiness. Light cocoa finish. Nice enough.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Draft at Diamond Knot Brewery. Pours a dark brown with a tan head on top. Aroma is of roasted coffee, vanilla, and malts. Flavor is very watered down with vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee sneaking in. Lacking way to much on the palate as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Draft at Stix. Deep, rich brown. Thin, light tan head. Roasted coffee flavor. More soda-like carbonation than most porters gives this the feeling of a pale ale, but the flavor’s all porter. Toasted malts, clean finish. I don’t know why nobody else likes this one, but I sure did.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On Draught at Washington Brewers Festival. Aroma has some phenols and fruity malt forward. Dark brown, with a tan head, ok retention. Flavor is dried fruit forward, some roast bite, slightly metallic and sour. Body is medium/full, with very low carb texture. Was definitely put off by some strange sourness and bad roast feel.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2007
Tap at fest : I probably wouldn’t have tried this, but at the Festival, they were the only place that had any kind of palate cleanser (pretzels). It was brown with a loose fast fading head. Light and thin, no noticeable roast, seemed like a bland brown ale

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
bitbucket (2158) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
This is a very unusual interpretation of the style. On a blind tasting I would have pegged this as a sweet stout. It has a full, slightly syrupy body and seems way to roasty for a porter, but they list it as a porter, so what are ya gonna do. Lots of vanilla/nut/coffee in the middle leading to an espresso finish. As a porter it’s an OK stout.


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