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Thirsty Bear Kozlov Stout
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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A deep, sable color full of roasted and black malts distinguish this silky smooth dry, Irish style stout. This beer is served with a unique blend of nitrogen and carbon dioxide gases, which gives it a smoother, more flavorful palette and a rich, creamy head without the strong bite of a highly carbonated beer.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
Draft. Murky blackish beer with a beige head. Oatmeal(?) aroma. Oatmeal and light chocolate flavor. LIghter bodied. Some astringency at end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a dark tan head. A fantastic head it is: cascading nitrogen-induced tiny bubbles falling down. The strong aroma is of coffee and molasses. This beer has an interesting milky sourness for a dry stout. Finish gives you a strong reminder flavor of the gypsum that is in it. Delicious!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2499) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Imagine a Guiness with an aroma, abit of chocolate and a better flavor, a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Near black with a nice head. The aroma has a fat roasty tang and light chocolate. The flavour is mainly the same. Pretty straightforward example, with a bit of brashness but this is not trying to win the Imperial Stout World Championships I don’t think.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Dark black with small brownish head. Heavy espresso aroma and flavour. Dryish with dense mouthfeel, There’s plenty of coffee, licorice and tar all th eway through to the salty, bitter finish. Perhaps not much finesse, but it sure packs a heavy punch of flavours.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreeves (275) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2005
On tap at brewpub, cask conditioned and dry hopped, according to the sign on the cask. Really enjoyed this one as the last of 3 at the brewpub. I don’t really love nitrogen stouts, so I was happy it was on cask and the dry hopping gave it an interestingly hoppy taste for a stout. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
On tap, brewpub. Pitch black, medium nitro tan head. Strong roasted barley aroma - sweet as well. Medium watery mouthfeel. Very sweet taste, I thought this was easily a sweet stout all the way. Lots of roast as well. Apart from the watery aspect, this stout seemed somehow unique and pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Deep black with generous light tan head. Very little aroma. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate. Body a bit light.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
(nitro) Black body with brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, light cocoa. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, some chocolate, roasty bitterness. Watery light-medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5656) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
On tap at the brewpub in downtown San Francisco. Tar black pour with a generous and long lasting creamy off white head and thick lacing. Aroma is pleasant, pick up some fresh lake water notes with a hint of chocolate. Very good roastiness in the flavor, with some bittersweet chocolate and coffee making prominent appearances. High lacticity makes for a very creamy and delectable mouthfeel. Very good brewpub stout.


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