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Portsmouth Le Chat Noir - Portsmouth Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDogbeer on 04-16-2008)
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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%

MA08, Mar 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

phuntasy, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Mar 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

djrn2, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ajcormier, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

rayman2112, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

TobiasG, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HattedClassic, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ZEB89, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

irs, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Kelp, Apr 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

TotallyHosed, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

wdarcy77, Oct 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

thegerm87, Sep 24, 2012
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.

Sammy, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Yabev15, Aug 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

KTCamm, Aug 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

sliverX, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of quirkzoo
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

quirkzoo, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Miamilice, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

projektyle, Mar 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

wildcat29, Mar 12, 2012
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Portsmouth Le Chat Noir from Portsmouth Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.