19 | Pratt Street Ale House

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Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Thorpe429 on 03-06-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by mdfb79:
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4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 03/03/12 notes. Thanks to ygtbsm94 for sharing a growler of this one; thanks Brad. Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, and some light toasted malts. Ton of vanilla and coffee; a really nice nose.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel malts, vanilla, cream, and light bready malts. Taste is still pretty good though not as nice as the nose. Less coffee and chocolate.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Smooth and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall I thought this was a great beer from Oliver's. I thought the nose was great as there was a ton of coffee and vanilla, though the taste dropped a tiny bit. Will certainly be looking for this one again on tap.

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Photo of hollyisaway
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to Brad for sharing this growler at last Saturday's tasting. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

The pour yields a very dark brown brew with a nice off-white head and some good lacing on the way down. The nose carries a good amount of coffee plus some roast in the background. A touch of chocolate. The flavor falls along the same lines. Nothing is too integrated and I'm not sure I'm a fan of the coffee used in this one. Medium body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish with a bit of roast and coffee bitterness. Pretty decent, but not my favorite coffee beer.

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Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a fairly dark brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive enough, with some coffee (natch), roasted malt, and light milk chocolate. There must be something about the yeast strain in these beers, as almost everything made by Steve Jones seems have this slightly roasty, smokey, malt flavor and aroma. Flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this fairly sweet stout, though there's some bitterness in the finish that helps to counter and balance that sweetness. There's a touch of alcoholic heat as well, but it's not excessive, and I almost expect this level of heat in any beer over 8% from this brewery. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, moderately sweet, touch of sherry finish.

All things considered, I thought this a nice enough beer. Not sure how much I could drink of it, but I thought it was pretty tasty and easy to take.

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Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of drabmuh
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler of the 19th anniversary ale provided by Brad, thanks Brad, this was a coffee stout. Beer is black with a tan head, thin, some lacing, low carbonation, some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is mildly sweet with a nice coffee roast / bitterness in there.

Beer is light in body, lighter than expected, sweet up front, coffee and a mild chocolate to this beer. Interesting but not great.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Pratt Street Ale House April 2012. Reviewed from Notes.

Menu Describes it as: "19"- Brewed to celebrate 19 years of Oliver Ales. A big, flavorful stout conditioned with whole vanilla beans, and coffee from local roasters, Zeke's. 8.5% abv.

(Appearance) Pours a dark brown, close to black tone with a thin tan head, below average retention. Appearance is decent. 3.5

(Smell) Aroma is coffee-heavy with tones of bitter coffee beans and chocolate. Dark malts and a hint of vanilla are in tow. Potency is a medium. Balance is nice and overall a good aroma. 4

(Taste) bitter black malts, with a lesser coffee taste, save for bitter coffee impact. Vanilla is discernible in small amounts, perfectly blended without being too invasive. Hops are hardly discernible in the concoction. Overall a very bitter beer to be enjoyed in small quantities, but enjoyable nonetheless. 4

(Mouthfeel) A bit crisp for its style, very airy. Could tone down significantly to compliment the majority of the beers characters, even with the bitter character in the flavors. 3

(Overall) A very nice imperial stout of sorts from Oliver brewery. Worth trying. 3.5

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask in downtown Baltimore:

Pours a nice dark brown into a fancy chalice, great huge head to it that stays the whole time down. Taste it a bit boozy, but there's a delicious smoky, roasted maltiness to it. Some coffee and chocolate notes as well. Interesting beer to have on cask with the high ABV, but it's smooth and drinkable even for the higher content. Thought the taste could have been a little more extreme but really solid beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mcphish22
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

19 from Pratt Street Ale House
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 12 ratings