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Stir Stick Stout - Half Pints Brewing Company

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very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company visit their website
Manitoba, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Stir Stick Stout is robust with ruby highlights and a generous addition of locally roasted fair trade, organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.The beans lend a distinct chocolate aroma and flavour that blends well with the roasted barley and malty sweetness.A woody bitterness rounds out this ale and makes it the perfect match for barbequed buffalo burgers, sweet desserts like chocolate lava cake or with vanilla ice cream as a decadent beer float.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: fisherman34 on 08-19-2006)
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Idrankthat, Aug 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

YamagamiTravis, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of SimonHamm
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

SimonHamm, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of KeeganRohovich
4/5  rDev +3.4%

KeeganRohovich, May 09, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of dense creamy mocha head.

Smell- Roasted malts, coffee bean, hint of cocoa and vanilla.

Taste- Pronounced espresso coffee flavour then roasted malts and hint of cocoa and vanilla. Finishes with the bitterness from the coffee bean and cocoa.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A tasty American stout with a strong coffee presence. The rich espresso flavour demonstrates a quality taste to this brew.

leaddog, May 05, 2014
Photo of mhaugo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

mhaugo, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of DamageCase76
4/5  rDev +3.4%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of djoprahwinfrey
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A : black!, %99.7 (exactly) opaque even when held to a light, 1/4 finger of reddish brown head leaving a nice lacing

S : very nice aroma of coffee, chocolate with a slight bit of charcoal and smoke

T : begins with very a pleasant combination of coffee and dark chocolate, roasted marshmallows, it starts slightly bitter but finishes very clean with a toasted coffee flavor

M : smooth and creamy, i am surprised how light and easy to drink this was, low to medium carbonation

O : Everything from the appearance to the mouth feel does it for me. The smell and taste are very pleasant and this finishes very clean. This stout is very easy to drink but i prefer to enjoy the occasional 650ml bottle. This is one of my favorites from Half Pints.

djoprahwinfrey, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of DaftCaskBC
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 1/2" mocha head over black liquid.

S: Espresso, dark chocolate, black malt.

T: Espresso, dark chocolate, black malt, grassy hops, toasted grains.

M: Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation.

O: Would've preferred a more medium mouthfeel, nothing as thick as Peche Mortel, but a bit thicker nonetheless. Beware of this brewer, as he will contact you via arrogant personal messages if he doesn't agree with your reviews. For that reason, I will never drink one of this breweries' beers again.

DaftCaskBC, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Special thanks to tdadiuk for sending us this beer.

A: Pours jet black with 3-4 fingers of dark tan billowy head which lingers leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Acrid coffee together with notes of cocoa powder, molasses and wood. From start to finish there is an overriding scent of new plastic.

T: Follows the scent, without the plastic notes, coffee and cocoa powder with sweet molasses malts.

M: Touch on the light side with moderate carbonation.  Feels more like a porter.

O: I'm thinking that this must be off as the new plastic smell is apparent from start to finish and is rather off putting and overshadows the coffee and cocoa notes. I have another bottle and will revise this review should it not have the plastic profile.

FondueVoodoo, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of ksolomon
4/5  rDev +3.4%

ksolomon, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of FrostyWPG
3.25/5  rDev -16%

FrostyWPG, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of bulldogg915
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

bulldogg915, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of DuffIII
4/5  rDev +3.4%

DuffIII, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of BigGruntyThirst
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BigGruntyThirst, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +3.4%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.4%

t0rin0, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Caramel wax on bottle.

A very dark walnut black/brown body, some see thru quality around the head. Head is a uniform nice tan color, good collared lacing. Real nice.

Good sweet and milky coffee nose. Simple creamy and sweet front, light roasty body. Simple and solid. Perhaps some dark bitter chocolate.

Bitter action of hop first, a sense of astringency with coffee angle being burried slightly. Roasty action on the finish. Light bodied coffee angle, feels more coffee than beer in the mouthfeel, but a little fizzy.

Overall a simple solid coffee beer, quite light in feel even for its character.

smakawhat, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

4ster, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Litrecola, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

mmurphy525, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of cambabeer
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yeah, this is good, and worth buying. Dark color with a head to match. Smell is bitter and full of coffee. Somewhat grassy as well. The taste is just like a coffee punch to the face. The hops come out to deliver a crispness. Toasty and smooth. This beer actually surprised me at how good it was. Nothing for the record books, but a solid beer.

cambabeer, Jul 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Tarks, Jun 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
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Stir Stick Stout from Half Pints Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.