Portsmouth Black Cat Stout - Portsmouth Brewery
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Reviews by BeerTruth:
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a couple bottles of this at the brewery this past Thanksgiving. I had a pint on cask at the brewpub and loved it.
22 oz. bomber poured into a nonic, slightly chilled.
Pours a deep dark onyx black with a thin one finger light brown colored head. A fair amount of spotty lacing remains on the sides of the glass. Smell consists of smokey malts, roasted barley, and faint citrus hops underneath. Some coffee and chocolate linger in the nose as well. I really, really like the aroma of this stout. Taste begins with milk chocolate, roasted malts, and some caramel mocha. Coffee flavors emerge midway with a touch of lactose and vanilla. Some earthy and floral hops tickle the tongue in the aftertaste with faint cocoa powder as well. Light and creamy body with a smooth texture from the soft carbonation. The drinkability is through the roof. Lots of flavor and low abv at 4.5% is a perfect session beer. I really wish more breweries would produce this style. I like this beer alot, and it's even better on cask. Another winner from Portsmouth.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2008 03:00:57 | More by BeerTruth
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: A little bit too much foam, initially, but it settles down to an impressive head level with plenty of streaky lacing left behind; the fudge brown liquid reveals some ruby highlights
Smell: Roasty, with chocolate and woodsy tones
Taste: Roasty and ashen, up front, with chocolate and a hint of mint; dry finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation; could be creamier
Overall: This bottle has a few years in it but it still drinks nicely; the mouthfeel would need to be a bit better to take the rating up to the next level
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 20:56:19 | More by brentk56
Portsmouth Black Cat Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.