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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

174 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 174
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 47
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Yes, Arthur, there is another stout. Our Irish-style "dry" stout is brewed with four different malts, roasted barley and Chinook hops. It is big, bold, smooth & tasty, and we think it's the best thing on either side of St. James Gate.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-30-2002)
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

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
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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.