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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

172 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 172
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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North Carolina

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
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-31-2013 19:19:30 | More by ajcormier
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Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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...

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 01:26:13 | More by beergoot
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-30-2013 00:16:59 | More by b00ga
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Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-25-2013 16:44:01 | More by JeffDam
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Massachusetts

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New York

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Oregon

1.25/5  rDev -69%

02-28-2013 21:06:15 | More by kscaldef
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2013 01:50:32 | More by rayman2112
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-10-2013 18:58:30 | More by ChrisL24481
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Massachusetts

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New Hampshire

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01-15-2013 15:39:31 | More by mklisz
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Massachusetts

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Massachusetts

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Virginia

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Connecticut

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Florida

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Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

Serving type: nitro-tap

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Portsmouth Black Cat Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.