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Cat Spit Stout - 2nd Shift Brewing

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.93%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
2nd Shift Brewing visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Tone on 09-14-2011

Coffeey, roasty, blah blah blah, it's a stout, just drink it, it's really good.
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 8
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4.06/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, east drinking stout. Nice finish. From a bottle at room temp.

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3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.24/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid stout! Thick inky appearance. Smells of roasted coffee. Great follow up on the taste, lots of coffee, even roast balance. Very smooth. Loved it. Great coffee stout! Love 2nd Shift!!

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3.15/5  rDev -11%

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3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Bottled 1/2014.

Pours an opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and coffee bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, brewed coffee, and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with solid aromas and flavors, but the mouthfeel is off in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown tending towards black with a small one finger head. Some spotty lacing.

S: Slight smokiness and roasted malts. Coffee.

T: Coffee. Burnt caramel mixed with toffee.

M: Full bodied but not thick.

O: Drinks more like a porter than a stout. Easy drinking with good flavors.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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1.8/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Got this one from totoropanda. Cheers for the trade!

From a 750 into a snifter
6.2% ABV
Best before October 2014
Big fancy bottle series.
Brewed and bottles by Crider Brewing LLC in New Haven, MO.

APPEARANCE: A slow foamer, which is not a good sign. A clear brown pour yields a massive, 4+ finger, looser, foamy, light brown head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap and leaves some chunky lacing on the glass. Clear dark brown body with lower levels of carbonation evident.

SMELL: Sour cherries, light roasted notes and some stale coffee. Dank cardboard and plenty of oxidization, though there is definitely a sour, tart note in there as well. Doesn't look promising at all.

TASTE: Pretty bad at this point. Oxidized for sure, with card board, stale coffee and tart cherries up front. Oxidized finish with stale coffee, paper and wet cardboard, and some tart flavors. The nose smelt like it might be infected, but this is basically just oxidized.

PALATE: Thinner body and slightly higher carbonation. Semi-creamy still, goes down fine and finishes rather tart and astringent. Not good either.

OVERALL: This bottle has definitely seen better days. Normally I wouldn't review old beer, but this bottle is within the best by date and the blurb on the bottle even claims that it will age well. Apparently this is a 2011 brew, so three years is a reasonable time to age a beer. I would gladly try a fresh batch of this if possible, but for now, nothing with any time on it. Drain greatly enjoyed this. Thanks again panda!

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Cat Spit Stout from 2nd Shift Brewing
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