RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A special release for St. Patty’s Day. Brewed in the traditional “small beer” style made from the second runnings of our massive Imperial Stout Pugachev’s Cobra. Small beers are a practice that dates back hundreds of years to monastic brewing traditions. In those days, brewers would make a large strong beer for the King or Abbot and then smaller beers for the regular citizens or monks. Our Small Stout is an American-style dry stout. Roast barley character blends with hints of chocolate and espresso. The beer finishes crisp and dry accentuated by a nice hop character. At 4.8% ABV, this is a great session beer for your St. Patty’s Day celebration.

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maley1 (1301) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
On nitro. Dark brown pour with large frothy tan head. Aroma of malts, barley, chocolate, coffee and hops. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee, hops, grains and faint nuttiness. Light bodied, lower carbonation, dry finish, nicely balanced.

JohnnyJ (5573) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
On nitro at the brewery. Roasted malt, burnt toast, bread, dry, watery, and mild grassy hops. A light sessionable stout. Ok.

euniceradio (563) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2015
On tap. Pours clear black red. Great cream tan head. Excellent lacing. Arona id typical choco nut malt. Taste is choco nut with very sweet malty finish. Hops vome late in finish with floral spice. Good small stout. Gorgeous to look at. Haha.

bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a dark cream head. Roast and malt aroma. Nuttiness and malt flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Nutty malt lingers with light roast and light chocolate.

TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Tap at BR. Clear, dark brown pour with a medium beige head which fades quickly to a thin rim and leaves geographic lace. Nose is quite roasty. Light body with moderate, coarse carbonation. Dark roast malt with notable astringency and a bit of baking chocolate and charcoal. Finish reveals some subtle, nutty sweetness and some vegetal, which is about the only hop character I can detect. While I’m interested in the concept of a small stout from second runnings (I tried it with my Impy and did worse), if this is all it can be then I’m much less interested.

Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
From a tap, dark red in color,chocolate,coffee,medium body,very minimum white head.Worth the wait.

badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
On tap at brewery. Black with a fizzy white head. Nice strong roasted grain and oats aroma and taste with a toasty finish and a silky palate. Quite good.

joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at the brewery. This was identified on the draft board as the second runnings from their imperial stout. It pours dark brown with reddish highlights. The aroma has dark roasted malts and hints of vanilla, coffee, and cocoa. The flavor is roasted, bitter, and rather dry. Light bodied. A decent stout.

BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 Nitro tap. Pours with a murky near black body with a lingering off-white head. Aromas are malty, bready, light roast and a touch of salinity. Flavors are roasty, smoke, bready, and a bit of salt. Creamy and smooth. 3.5

Re-rate: On tap (co2) at the brewery. Pours with a black body and a foamy, off-white head. Aromas are roasty, dry, bready, earthy with some coffee grounds and a light hop note. Flavors are very roasty, a bit of anise, very dry and bready with a bit of a cereal grain note. Malty. Very sessionable. Medium to lively bubbles, dry, roasty with some bitterness towards the finish. Good stuff.

beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Nice medium stout. I was expecting something weaker but this was solid. Strong malty flavors. A little bit of chocolate on there as well.

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