BridgePort Black Strap Stout

Formerly brewed at BridgePort Brewing
Style: Dry Stout
Portland, Oregon USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A healthy dose of Northwest hops balances the sweetness of black strap molasses to make this a velvet-rich, creamy descendent of the great Irish stouts. A real treat for those who crave the dark side of brewing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdaigle (12) - North Oaks, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2007
TASTY! If you like a big. complex stout balanced by some residual sugar, this is the beer for you. The flavor expands in your mouth and lingers for at least a minute after the beer is gone. Nothing seems out of balance despite so many flavors.

ads135 (5207) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2012
This was the first bridgeport beer I ever tried, the first Dry Stout I ever tried, and probably the first beer from the NW too. Thankfully, its really good. I’m as impressed today as I was then. Hoppy dryness, medium bodied, and black as night. Great stuff.

Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 8/13/09. Poured into my pint glass, this beer is a shade lighter than deep black. There’s a thin tan head on top that disappears quickly, but it leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Smells of roasted nuts and malts, raisins, and hints of cocoa. The mouth is creamy, but a tad thin for the style. The creaminess carries over to the flavor as well. Big creamy chocolate goodness all over this beer. Finishes roasted and slightly nutty. This is a great standard stout that I will reach for quite often.

drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3/31/12. Bottle shared at colemanzuber’s Stoutfest 2012! Dark brown pour with some reds under a small tan head. Sour milk, metal, and molasses in the aroma. The flavor is sweet milk chocolate, a touch of sour, some more metal, and a touch of caramel and roast. Meh.

yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
From tap at Bishop Arms, København. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy, tan and dense head. Aroma is dense chocolate, hoppy and light fruity. Solid bitter, dark creamy chocolate and roasted malt. Rathe fruity and bitter, floral too. Lasting fruity and bitter dry finish.

badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Sweet malt and roasted grain aroma and taste with a smooth chocolate finish.

beergodd1 (401) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2010
On Cask @ UPick6 in Erie PA. Pours black with a thin slightly off-white head. Smokey, woody, roasted coffee nose with a hint of molasses. Thin, watery palate. Slick feel from the hand pump, with soft/silky carbonation. Needs refined. Quite an Alcohol Burn for a 6% Stout.

Gachupines (1252) - USA - JUN 10, 2010
Black appearance with little to no tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and a little vanilla. Flavor is roasted coffee with

neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Can’t recall how many times I’ve had this. Time to rate it! Colour... black as night with a thin tan head. Nose... roasted malt, some hops and hints of lactic sourness. Palate... moderate CO2, dry, smooth and creamy with some soy, and a little skunkiness (but not so much as to offend), dark chocolate, lightly roasted coffee and a medium finish.

Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
Solid black, foamy light brown head. Aroma of dark fruit, toasty malt, cream. Taste is also roasty with some fruit sweetness. Finish is strangely sweet. Medium light body, smooth carbonation.

Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2010
Thanks to Eric for the bottle.. this one was surprisingly hard to track down! Poured clear (as far as I could tell) deep brown with a short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma picked up a huge dose of the molasses as well as soy sauce, showing a bit of age and light oxidation.. deep and dark.. actually struck me as something of a SATB light. The flavor found dry-roasted molasses, soy, and maple sweetness at the core.. faint vanilla and lactic sourness surrounded.. more of the milky notes and molasses on the finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a bit of surprising sour character.. not your typical dry stout, and it seemed a little old.. I’d love to try it again.

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