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Cat Spit Stout - 2nd Shift Brewing

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BA SCORE
81
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 18.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 9
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a jet-black color with a three-finger, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of chocolate, toffee and roasted oats.

T - Good roasty flavor with nice chocolate and coffee taste. Some sweet caramel and toffee in the background, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a good stout. $9.99 for a 750 is a bit steep for a low ABV stout, though.

More User Reviews:
Photo of richj1970
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.

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!!

Photo of Tone
3.72/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of roasted malt, slight sweet malt, and dry hop. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, hint of sweet malt, and slight dry hop. Overall, good blend and feel; the coffee is especially delicious.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of Jeffo
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!

Photo of paxchristi
3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark, but not opaque. Chocolate dark.

Nose: milk chocolate malts, coffees, dark malts, and sweet malts.

Taste: roasted malt, coffee, hints of sweet malt, with a milk chocolate that brings out a sweeter side.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth. Strong point of this beer. Spot on for the style.

Overall: its a very accessible American stout that works for a good intro into craft stouts. Not overly impressed but bet that this one with some barrel aging would be really good.

Photo of KingTide
4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours the color of coffee, with the head the same color as coffee foam. Smells sweeter than it is, like brown sugar, oats, and fudge.

First thing I taste before I swallow is sweet raisins, wood, and oats. The oats don't hit you hard until you swallow. There is quite a bit of carbonation, but I find that's the case in most oatmeal stouts. The alcohol is well masked, and the bitterness is also damn near perfect. It compliments the beer so well.

My only complaints are that it's quite 'sticky.' I don't know how else to put it. There are certain sweet stout beers that feel sticky and viscous on the glass and that always turns me off a bit. The other thing that keeps this from being a 5 for me is the carbonation. It may be a bit too much, although it doesn't make it less easy to drink. It's a nice, rich, drinkable beer for sure.

Photo of IowaBiertrinker
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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Cat Spit Stout from 2nd Shift Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.