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Street Brawler - Pearl Street Grill And Brewery

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Reviews: 21
Hads: 37
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Pearl Street Grill And Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: WesWes on 11-06-2008

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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 37
Reviews by Cylinsier:
Photo of Cylinsier
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75


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.

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Photo of oberon
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly suprised when I tried this,I had sampled some of their other brews and was not to impressed with them.This poured a pitch black color with small creamy head.Smell was of bitter chocolate and nice roasted malt background.Taste was pleasantly soft with nice coffee and and chocolate flavors,pretty darn drinkable without being wimpy.

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Photo of generallee
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of PJCarnell
4.62/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

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Photo of wingman14
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Nyg
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very good stout. I like their chocolate version better but that's just preference. Light lace nice head. Light carbonation. All around delicious

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Jupitersample
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of woodychandler
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of wailingwench
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Eye Candy: Poured silky smooth with a small tan head. Dark as your closet with the light off.

The Nose Knows: I almost ordered one so I could just smell it. That would have been too wierd, would have ended up getting kicked out. Lovely chocolate and bitter coffee aroma. Maybe Pearl Street should make Canal Street flavored air fresheners.

Tongueland: I would drink this even if it was non-alcoholic, that's how good this is. Actually ordered instead of dessert (and appetizers and dinner, too).Goes down too smooth, no bite to it. I must admit that I feel bad drinking a stout before it warms to bring out other flavors. I cant leave it alone long enough to find out.

This is as good as it gets. The other day I woke up and wanted a Canal Street for breakfast.

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Photo of theBIERlad
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of baileym
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of RevCraig
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of WesWes
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orfeu
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served a bit too cold at the brewpub, Canal Street Stout looked pretty damn good to me sitting in its standard North American pint glass. I know it's a dumb prejudice, but I have a hard time trusting stouts (of any variety) that allow much light through. Not this one, though: it's coal-black with only the slightest mahogany highlights around the bottom of the glass and a dark khaki foam cap. Aromas are of super-roasted (burnt, perhaps?) malts, all coffeeish and such, with a bit of earthy hoppiness in there for good measure. Taste is dark, dark roasted malts, like over-roasted French roast coffee beans, some sort of slight sourness at the midpoint, then the earthy compost-like hop flavors near the end with a distinctly mineral finish. Mouthfeel is on the thin side for an American Stout, but as the brewpub's own tap list claims this is an Irish Dry Stout, I can't fault it much. Hands down, the most drinkable beer Pearl Street offers -- I had two, anyway, for whatever that's worth.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Street Brawler from Pearl Street Grill And Brewery
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