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Stir Stick Stout - Half Pints Brewing Company

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Stir Stick StoutStir Stick Stout

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BA SCORE
86
very good

87 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by Hornet2003:
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Hornet2003

British Columbia (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black with small head. Quite a cloudy beer too. There are some floatie particles at the bottom of the glass. MAybe from the coffee?

Smell: Rich coffee and black chocolately malt.

Taste: Yup there's coffee in here! Good, solid, dry stout flavours. A touch of molasses as well.

Mouthfeel: Quite a bitter beer. The coffee leaves a slightly chalky dryness that lingers. The initial sip is sweet though. Odd combination of mouthfeels.

Drinkability: I could have a couple in a sitting, but it's more of a nice sipper. Maybe on a dark cold night, this would be great.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2010 19:55:17 | More by Hornet2003
More User Reviews:
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

07-31-2014 15:23:40 | More by YamagamiTravis
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SimonHamm

Manitoba (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-14-2014 20:42:22 | More by SimonHamm
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-09-2014 01:47:49 | More by KeeganRohovich
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 03:53:47 | More by leaddog
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-28-2013 18:00:49 | More by mhaugo
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-03-2013 13:48:40 | More by DamageCase76
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djoprahwinfrey

Manitoba (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 14:21:28 | More by djoprahwinfrey
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 04:59:27 | More by DaftCaskBC
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev -13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 15:55:50 | More by FondueVoodoo
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ksolomon

Manitoba (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-16-2013 17:57:25 | More by ksolomon
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-16-2013 14:06:30 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-22-2013 15:09:22 | More by FrostyWPG
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-03-2013 14:47:22 | More by bulldogg915
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DuffIII

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-16-2013 04:50:49 | More by DuffIII
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-16-2013 23:57:41 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-29-2012 05:44:05 | More by KalanM
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-10-2012 02:52:23 | More by t0rin0
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 20:55:55 | More by smakawhat
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-28-2012 20:00:10 | More by 4ster
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Litrecola

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-14-2012 20:03:25 | More by Litrecola
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

08-08-2012 21:58:36 | More by mmurphy525
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cambabeer

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 07:16:06 | More by cambabeer
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Tarks

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-19-2012 03:14:33 | More by Tarks
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-25-2012 05:13:51 | More by joefinnigan15
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Stir Stick Stout from Half Pints Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.