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Pretzel Stout - Martin House Brewing Company

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Pretzel Stout
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85
very good

77 Ratings
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Martin House Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly There Will Be Stout

(Beer added by: SavvyStudent on 08-16-2013)
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Dark black, brown head. Nose is bready, chocolate and toasty sweet. Chocolate tast, roast, pretzel, slight toast, mild bitterness. Medium bodied, high drink ability.

It's a great stout, and you can notice the pretzel bread and it works. Delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pint poured some of this and it presented deep dark brown body with a tanned fluffy head. Solid lacing.
Smells like bread, roasted coffee and some dark chocolate and licorice too. All good stuff but somewhat muddled.
Tastes like hoppy roasted coffee, then some chocolate, and it's all backed by the pretzel bread effect that somewhat resembles a pretzel I suppose? Muddled in flavor as well though, because I'm tasting mostly coffee grinds, and somewhat sour at that (after getting past the milk stout-like choco-intro.
Feels medium to lightly carbonated and slick.
Overall it's an ok beer, but I was expecting a strong resemblance to pretzel and I didn't get that. This brewery's Daybreak, which surprisingly lived up to its claim of tasting like breakfast cereal, is what led me to picking up a can of this stout.
Maybe I'll try it again with a different impression. As of now, just ok to me.

TBoneJones, Sep 29, 2014
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16 oz tall-boy pours an opaque black color with a dense cap of brown head. Excellent retention and interconnecting sheets of lace...an impressive-looking stout.

Nose shows a nice balance of hops and malt - chocolate and bread dough mingle with grass and herbs. Smells like it has a bit of sweetness to it, but a fair amount of roast to counter it.

Taste is smoother than I thought...wow - Im impressed. The chocolate and roast hit first and are followed by a lingering grassy bitterness. The pretzels make a fair showing...as much as can be expected at least, there is a certain doughy quality that definitely helps the mouthfeel. This is quite good and certainly more than a mere gimmick brew. I'll be more than happy to pick up another sixer of this.

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A: Creamy black. Not like the black color of a double, but a little lighter. Brown chocolate head. Looks good.

S: Chocolate, malt, roast, and caramel.

T: Was afraid of this being weird and unbalanced, but it's actually pretty nice. I'm not sure what it's like out of the bottle, but it's good on tap. Chocolate, pretzel, graham cracker, roasty malt, peanuts, slight hop taste, and cream.

M: The mouth feel is awesome. Very creamy like a milk stout, and lighter side of thick.

O: This is a good beer, and I think it deserves a better score than what it has. It's balanced and sweet, creamy, and delicious.

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Pretzel Stout from Martin House Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.