Street Brawler - Pearl Street Grill And Brewery
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3.89/5 rDev -2.5%
On tap at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery in Buffalo, NY.
Pours a fairly dark black, with a small half inch head, and a little bit of foamy lacing.
Smells like earthy roasted malt, some smoke, and a marginal amount of chocolate. Not the strongest smelling stout ever, but it is a session stout, not going to bowl me over here, I'd guess.
The taste is similar, and pretty solid. Tastes like a cross between an oatmeal stout and an Irish dry stout. A good amount of roasted malt, some chocolate, and the slightest wisp of smoke. Mildly and pleasantly bitter.
This one goes down incredibly easy, like a good low ABV stout should. Definitely tastes stronger than 4.5%, but drinks like it's 4.5%. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, finishes dry.
An excellent session stout, could drink a few of those easily.
07-07-2014 20:02:04 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.73/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours jet black with a light tan film for a head.
Smells of smokey mesquite, oats, cocoa, coffee, and a hint of vanilla.
Flavor has a mesquite flavor at first, followed by some oatmeal and vanilla with a hint of cocoa.
Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the tongue.
Pretty nice slightly smokey stout with good flavor and aroma, worth trying for sure.
02-05-2014 20:11:38 | More by Cylinsier
3.93/5 rDev -1.5%
Second lunch pint, which I enjoyed with the molten lava cake for dessert. Definitely the right brew for the job.
Poured into a conical pint glass. Dark, nearly black, with a surprisingly thin head that receded into a fine little ring. Some lacing spots.
Sweet chocolate malt, roasted mild coffee, caramel and marshmallow to the nose.
A solid dry stout (though certainly a bit sweeter than I'm used to!) Caramel, chocolate, medium roast coffee, toasted bread, mild roasty bitter finish. Milder than some, but certainly enjoyable and above average for a brewpub offering. Creamy, but slightly thin.
A damned fine little brew, perfect to close off the meal. Well worth a try.
07-29-2011 19:10:33 | More by JohnnyBarman
4.18/5 rDev +4.8%
Transcribed from notes dtd Sa, 30 Oct 2010.
I began Day 2 of the General Sutter Cask Fest with a gravity-poured beer that did not produce much head. It was handed to me with a light, soapy, light-tan head with the lifespan of a fruit fly. Color was a deep dark-brown with ruby highlights. Nose was slightly smoky but with a dried dark fruit overlay, like raisins. Mouthfeel was slightly thin, but given the smokiness of the taste, I was willing to forgive almost anything. Finish lingered with a nice mix of smoke and dark fruit.
06-14-2011 20:08:08 | More by woodychandler
4.15/5 rDev +4%
On tap at the brewery. Served in a pint glass.
A - Dark black with small amount of espresso coloured head
S - Somewhat weak nose. Some roasted malts with no other flavours present.
T - A nice roasted malt flavour with some chocolate. Somewhat sweet. A nice dry and slightly bitter finish.
M - Light to medium body. Lightly carbonated.
D - A nice stout. Definitely worthy of purchasing on my next visit
07-04-2010 22:34:06 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.35/5 rDev -16%
On-tap at the brewpub. Drier than their other stouts. Oatmeal is undetectable. Sourish finish. Aggressive carbonation. Very dark brown, with a bit of head and follow up lace. Forgettable really,abouut average mouthfeel. Drinkable, but comes up short which is par for the product line.
10-19-2009 02:19:24 | More by Sammy
3.85/5 rDev -3.5%
Pitch black in color with nice tension. Smells of roasted malts and molasses with good retention on the volume. A crisp sense of smoothness among the soothing flavors of coffee bean in toe. Loose in the mouthfeel department, goes down easy but without hurry. One of the best from this gentrified structure they call a brewery.
08-11-2009 06:49:10 | More by BuffaloTapHugger
3.68/5 rDev -7.8%
Essentially a renaming of the Canal Street Stout, so for more opinions look over there. Black body with a think tan coloured head. Mild roasted malt aroma with a touch of brown sugar and cream. The mildness extends to the flavour with all the aforementioned element showing up. Its quite nice but needs a bit extra to become top notch. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and good drinkability.
Good, without being exceptional.
07-27-2009 19:03:46 | More by bobsy
S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
presented with a black ruby tinged pint with a cocoa colored head that left nice lacing
smell was all rich black coffee
taste was again big on the coffee but not so much bitter as the oats smoothed it out
mouthfeel was medium to full with a rich creaminess
drinkability this is like liquid breakfast and way too tasty to not have a few
04-29-2009 02:49:02 | More by sliverX
4.35/5 rDev +9%
Pours oil black with reddish tints and a nice dark brown head that fades fast. The smell is inviting, powerful roasted, sweet and chocolate notes, a nice malty aroma, with slight alcohol tones. The taste isn't as sweet as I thought I would be but still good. Starts sweet and roasted, finishes with a strong malt presence, with a roasted chocolate aftertaste. The mouthfeel is nice, very smooth, good carbonation, nice heavy stout. This one is a very easy drinking stout, the flavor isn't powerful to drive you away, but definitely delivers. Definitely worth checking out.
11-26-2008 00:43:30 | More by wingman14
4.33/5 rDev +8.5%
The beer pours a dark black color with a 1/2" tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry, roasted malt scent that's quite earthy, yet has a bit of chocolate malt aroma as well. The taste is great. It has a smooth chocolate malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry with an earthy/coffee-like feel. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carobnation. This is a very enjoyable stout. It's complex in nature and drinks incredibly well.
11-06-2008 18:16:08 | More by WesWes
3.83/5 rDev -4%
Tried a 16oz. draft pint at the Pearl Street Brewery during a wedding rehearsal dinner.
A - Nice dark brown color with a thin light brownish head (the pouring seemed a little conservative).
S - smelled great with hints of coffee and some chocolate sweetness. Malt very present in the nose.
T - the taste left a little to be desired but it was good overall with hints of coffee, chocolate and some nuts.
M - very light for a stout. This was the only thing that turned me off about it
D - very drinkable in fact even thirst quenching
09-24-2008 18:19:36 | More by JoEBoBpr
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
App.-very dark with a very light lace, barely a small dark head.
Sm.-Toffee and caramel smells come up from the warming smells.
Taste-Very rich in outmeal and caramel. served slightly warm, the way a good stout like this should be.
Mou.-Very palateable and a joy for your mouth to enjoy, from the time it touches your lips the the last drop.
Drnk.-Not a beer that you can really take more than a few sips of.
All in all a very good well rounded stout. If you really enjoy outmael stouts and are in the buffalo area pearl street is a must stop.
11-10-2007 16:59:18 | More by lovesoutherntier
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