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Martello Stout - Garrison Brewing Company

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Martello StoutMartello Stout

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87
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Garrison Brewing Company visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heavily roasted malts characterize this darkest of traditional brews. Martello Stout is uncompromisingly bold like the unique towers which once defended our maritime shores.

25 IBU

(Beer added by: CAMRAhardliner on 09-04-2005)
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Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-02-2014 23:09:52 | More by djcreepshow
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 500 ml bottle to a pint glass.

This beer looks great...molasses black in color with a foamy two and a half finger root beer colored head. A slow break for the head leaves nice lacing behind along with a good layer of foam. The aroma is roasts, coffee, some vanilla and oak. The taste is roasts, cocoa and malts up front followed by a bitterness from hops. The carbonation is medium but the body is thin, much thinner than expected.

All in all, not a bad beer. The look and smell lead you to believe you are headed for a fantastic experience, and the taste and feel just let you down a little.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 20:16:20 | More by polloenfuego
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DreamDeath

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-18-2014 08:52:29 | More by DreamDeath
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-01-2014 01:57:41 | More by cam477
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Jeffry-Mazerolle

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-27-2014 20:23:03 | More by Jeffry-Mazerolle
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-30-2013 06:18:59 | More by Exeter
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-14-2013 06:33:47 | More by DamageCase76
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StomachUlcers

New Brunswick (Canada)

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-02-2013 03:07:45 | More by StomachUlcers
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-26-2013 14:21:04 | More by sdm9465
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DanielleLouise

California

5/5  rDev +28.5%

05-06-2013 03:14:30 | More by DanielleLouise
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-19-2013 20:26:21 | More by lgmol
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally. After running around NB for a year trying to get some it finally comes into the liquor store here in Fredericton.

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Dark mahogany colour, head dissipates quickly leaving light brown/tan lacing around the edges.
S - roasted coffee beans, hints of cocoa, toast, hint of sweetness at the end.
T - again, coffee, bittersweet cocoa, sweet (almost a hint of tangyness at the top) followed by hop and cocoa bitterness.
M - very smooth, bit of carbonation, but goes down easy.

Overall this beer has been worth the wait for me. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's the best stout around, but it matches Picaroon's gold medal winning Timber Hog and Gahan's Sydney Street Stout. I'm glad it's in stock here now, it's a great, flavourful English stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 22:45:35 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-14-2013 22:07:09 | More by DaPan
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-15-2013 03:04:37 | More by CurtisD
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark mahogany with an off white 1/2 inch head that is nice and frothy. Beer has low lacing.

S: Dark malt, coffee, hints of vanilla, nuts and bread.

T: Dark malt, coffee with chocolate. A hint of smokiness is detectable.

M: Light - medium body, low-medium carbonation, balanced bitterness to malt.

O: This is a great stout. It has a balanced bitterness to malt, carbonation is well present yet does not distract from flavours. Flavours are well balanced, non competing, all complementing.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2012 00:51:38 | More by Kremlock
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bcrocker

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-06-2012 20:01:25 | More by bcrocker
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Pours a rich dark brown with a finger width of creamy beige head.

Smell - Roasted malts, light hazelnut, chocolate, coffee bean.

Taste – Roasted malts are the predominant flavour, well balanced with a harmony of the nutty, chocolatey flavours that were picked up in the aroma. Roasted flavours remain throughout and in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with light carbonation. A touch creamy.

Overall – A good representation of an English Stout by Garrison. As soon as I got a whiff of this brew’s aromas, I knew I was in for a flavourful stout. Appearance could use a little work (I would have preferred better head retention). One of the better Garrison offerings that I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2012 02:49:31 | More by leaddog
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Garrison certainly has been becoming one of Canada's best breweries... Between them and Propeller, two of the best along with Dieu di ciel, UNibrou, Winnepeg's Microbrew...and WAYYY better than all the ontario microbews...For some reason, Ontario gets all the credit, but most of their beers are just so plain and boring....

Anyway, pours black with an increadable thick, dark foamy head. I highly suggest serving at celler temp and NOT cold....

Taste is thick, dark and creamy....So much dark roasted flavor for such a low alcohol beer...amazing....Sit and sip and enjoy...Espresso, Dark chocolate...

Fantastic...Love Garrison...

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 02:25:21 | More by jbonapar
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful blackish burgundy, with only the faintest colour highlights when holding the glass up to light. Minimal coffee-coloured head dissipates quickly, but mouthfeel pleasant with sufficient carbonation and an unexpected creaminess.

Aroma of roasted malts is milder than I remember when enjoying this on tap earlier this year, but still a hint of oak. The taste is solid and robust, with notes of chocolate & coffee, plus a surprising citrus bitterness at the finish.

Would highly recommend this beer and will purchase again whenever I find it...

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:12:12 | More by hopsolutely
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-19-2012 06:45:00 | More by schopenhauerale
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-11-2011 00:18:30 | More by mmurphy525
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abust

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-09-2011 19:54:21 | More by abust
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-05-2011 09:30:53 | More by benbou17
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-24-2011 02:53:18 | More by jsnoek
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle - Thanks to cfrancis for this one

Appearance - The beer pours a black/brown colour with a huge size fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, smoke, roasted nuts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a high amount of carbonation and it feels very lively on the tongue. I can taste chocolate mixed with malts and a roasted/smoke taste. There is also a bit of a caramel flavour. The beer ends with a smokey and roasted chocolate malt aftertaste.

Overall – Definitely an above average stout that reminded me a little of the St Ambroise Oatmeal stout. (which is also good) It's worth trying if you happen to see it. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 17:51:22 | More by spinrsx
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Martello Stout from Garrison Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.