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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.

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Photo of beergoot
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%

Served at a proper temperature at the pub, looking black and topped with a light tan head. Great roasted grain and bitter chocolate aroma; taste follows suit with an additional well-balanced hop bitterness. Medium-light body; dry finish.

This was a nice "desert" beer after eating their pollock fish and chips. The beer packed in the good, dark roasted malt flavors and felt relatively light yet rich and smooth going down the hatch. Very delightful, very drinkable...

beergoot, Oct 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Shaggy9356, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

GraduatedCashew, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

b00ga, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

lakersfan16, Aug 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

JeffDam, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

TobiasG, Jun 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Rekrule, Apr 07, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -69%

kscaldef, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

rayman2112, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ChrisL24481, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Massbmx, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mklisz, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Auror, Jan 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

DonFrap, Jan 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

cliff1066, Dec 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

anewlanguage, Nov 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

SineWaveFL, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LambicKing, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Poured on nitro tap, 8 oz. into a half shaker pint glass at Portsmouth brewpub in Portsmouth.

What a gorgeous red to this body, deep and dark brown with red edges, given with a super creamy tan head, thin nitro bubbles with hints of speckled white. Lots of lacing and rings while consuming.

Nose is filled with lots of Swiss like milky creamy chocolate. Rich. Dry biscuits and chewy oatmeal cookies out of the oven, this smells fantastic.

Taste is sweet and rich, but in control. Wonderful creamy texture. Palate hits with coffee and milk cream, but very light bodied. Some mild playful carbonation, and a great lime oil finish of hop goodness so subtle.

Super fantastic and super drinkable, great beer!!

smakawhat, Aug 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

erlenmeyer, Jun 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

andylipp, May 17, 2012
Portsmouth Black Cat Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 174 ratings.