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Portsmouth Le Chat Noir - Portsmouth Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 04-16-2008

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Photo of Flounder57
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass at the Portsmouth Brewery.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no vision of anything. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Some caramel, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet notes, Belgian yeast, and bready notes.

Taste:Same as above. A bit sweet and finishes light. Slight bitterness in the rear too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light bodied, a little sweet, low to medium carbonation, and a little chewy.

Overall: Pretty nice stout. Belgian yeast strain and dome sweetness. More American than an Irish stout.

Photo of JuliusCaesar
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Chat Noir is French for Black Cat, and the style is the same noted, yet it is a Belgian style stout. Smooth mouthfeel, owing to yeast. Some Candi, chocolate malt. Very good drinkability. Dark brown coloured. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of quirkzoo
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ajcormier for this one.

Pitch black, an aggressive pour yields 1 scant finger of khaki head.

Tons of roasted malt, slight caramel sweetness. Some acidity and astringency. Just a touch of alcohol heat on the nose (bottle did not label ABV but I see now it is only 5.5).

More of the aroma but it is very densely flavored. When I worked with a sommelier he used the term "concentration". This beer has a very good concentration of flavor.

Decent carbonation with a full mouthfeel.

Overall this is not quite as dry as some other Irish Dry Stouts I have had (perhaps this comes from the very full body) but it is a great beer.

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Portsmouth Le Chat Noir from Portsmouth Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.