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Black Claw Stout - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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Black Claw Stout
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ElGallo on 01-20-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Janeinma, May 26, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From notes, On-tap at the brewery on 10-18-13

A - Total black motor oil kinda apperance, two fingers of a rich tan brown head, thick lacing.
S - Some chocolate notes, vanilla bean, hint of dark fruit such as fig, even some light tropical notes.
T - Outstanding complex flavor, tons of roasted malt, then theres a ton of fruit in the mix, peach apple, cherry.
M - Smooth but not super creamy, mildly bitter, full
O - Complex taste, really a treat to drink and pick apart.

Omnium, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kdivers, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

GotWad629, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

ScottP, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

DelicateDelirium, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Mikeypnh, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Dhamma73, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

sdaly3, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Cask and Vine,
Arrives at my bar stool a bit on the cold side, so I took my time with this one. Solid black pour with a decent sized off white head that persists for a bit. Aromas of roasted coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and earthy citrusy hops dominate the aroma. Light pitted fruits and a hint of vanilla round out the nose. The flavor follows the aroma. Highly hopped roasty chocolate with bits of dark pitted fruits drizzled about. Medium body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Nice brew, I really enjoyed this.

johnnnniee, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Massbmx, Nov 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

polishkaz, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 750- ml. growler. Acquired at the brewery on November 2, 2013. Sampled on November 3, 2013.

The pour is very dark brown to just about black with some ruby red hues in the light. Full brown silky head that slowly dissolves and laces. Beautiful to look at.

A bit of a surprise on the nose. Instead of a chocolate, dark malt, or coffee note upfront I get pine resiny and earthy hops. Then I get the aforementioned chocolate and roasted dark malts.

The body is light to medium in the Guinness range. But very smooth.

Whereas the hops play themselves up on the nose the melted chocolate and dark malts kick in on the first couple of sips. Then the mild hop bitterness kicks in toward the end with a short lingering quality to it. Highly drinkable.

puboflyons, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jacob007, Nov 03, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Ricky for sharing.

Decent dark head, creamy, just about pitch black.

Nose nice choc, little toasty and roasty, creamy oats and light spicy hops, little earthy, mild caramel and black malt.

Taste choc and malty, oats, chewy nougat, caramel, toasty and little roast, light earthy spicy hops, little creamy, tasty and rich, fair bitter and roasty. Long fairly bitter finish, more choc and roasty, little hoppy.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, creamy, fairly thick, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, drinkable stout, nice malt character, good hop presence, tasty.

jlindros, Oct 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Rekrule, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

ChrisL24481, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

nootch23, Oct 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

emottram, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mike, Oct 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Trevdawg, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml growler poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a near pitch black in the glass with faint hints of dark mahogany on the edges. A thin finger of dark khacki foam lingers for a couple of minutes and leaves thick lacing on the glass.

S - Good amount of coffee up front with dark chocolate and burnt malt. Some fruity hops kicked in for good measure.

T - Quite roasty in the flavor. Dark roasted malt, some charcoal, bakers chocolate. Firm bitterness from the hops and all of the roasty and heavily kilned flavors found here. Hops are a bit grassy but not very strong in the flavor profile.

M - Body is a lightish medium with a soft carbonation that yields a bit of a tingle on the tongue. A touch of acidity, more that a little burnt and acrid. Assertive in its bitterness seemingly from several sources and leaves a lingering roasty and burnt impression far past the swallow.

O - Another fine beer from this new brewery. Looking forward to returning this growler for a refill of another Blue Lobster offering. Had a couple of their beers now and have enjoyed both. Quite roasty and burnt in flavor and aroma...kinda reminds me of a lighter version of Founders Imperial Stout which is always a favorite.

portia99, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

mklisz, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Kelp, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jjcote, May 07, 2013
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Black Claw Stout from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
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