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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Bearded Seal is a stronger, bolder version of traditional Dry Irish Stout, however not quite an Imperial Stout. Whereas other Dry Irish Stouts come in at less than 5% ABV, Bearded Seal comes in at 6.1% ABV., capturing the intensity of a higher ABV beer yet remaining drinkable and complex. Pleasant herbal character shines through from the generous hop addition playing off the rich coffee and chocolate notes. The flavor of this beer begins roasty and intense and then finishes soft and clean with a refreshingly smooth dry finish.

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3.3
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Black with a tan head. Aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is similar, with some chalky chocolate notes as well as some roasted malt. Very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2014
Think head over a black body. Dark roasted malts, coffee and cream, fresh herbal hops. Smooth body, quite rich in taste actually, creamy mouth feel. Soft carbonation, really nicely drinkable palate. The above are age abv is worth it. Quality stuff. (On tap at the Pinthouse brewpub)

3.4
travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Draught. Nitro. The smell is gassy, malt, dry, burnt, earth, and dirt. The look is dark, brown to black, with a thick foamy tan head. The taste is dry, malt, roast, and ok.

3.8
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Super dark brown with a dense small bubble tan head. Lots of dry cocoa and earthy mineral in the aroma. The flavor is strong toasted malt. Body is a little thin. Palate is fizzy. No creaminess or milkiness like I was expecting. This ones a little thin and fizzy. On nitro this beer has a velvety head and cool, smooth creamy mouthfeel. The flavors are smoother and the harshness is gone. Rating reflects nitro version.

3.6
jkwalking05 (4740) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a large thick beige nitro head. Aroma is smoke, roasted malts, coffee. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee. Very smooth.

3.7
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Tap, black pour, white head, nose and taste are coffee, rich, bitter, stout, good

3.4
drsordr (2659) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Draft to taster at brew pub pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose roasted malt,stale coffee, and slight soapy. Taste less off flavors initially, dark fruit, roast malt, and light bitter. Late in palate I get a hint of the soap again. I want to like it, but something just seems off

4.4
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours dark black with a nice tan head. Smell is of very roasty fresh coffee and a nice light hoppiness too. Taste is clean roasty richness and bitter hops. Nice medium to full body and very dark and flavorful without being too rich. Very drinkable and an awesome beer all around.

3.5
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
tap at the brew pub..Pour is dark with a tin cream head..Nose is dry chocolate, spice, earth hop, pin, dry chocolate...Taste is dry spice, dry chocolate powder, cream, roast and coffee..

4.2
HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Actually just hella impressive. Nice roasty nose with cocoa and roasty malt goodness. A bit fruity. Drinkable, light, flavorful, robust. Oxymoronic sounding but actually very good in execution. Do this beer justice and don’t get it on nitro.


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