Strait Stout | Port Townsend Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Port Townsend Brewing Company
Washington, United States
porttownsendbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-04-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
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Photo of Texasfan549
3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RenzoD
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Asics
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beardo
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dicers
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of constantine_272
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Dsimenson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Nonikins
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.95/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Dark brown that falters when held to light. Flat browns and reds mixed in. Head is small and tan. Drops to a bubbly, loose collar in short order. Pours with minimal carbonation. Relatively clear.

Smell: Light roasted malts. Some hints of cocoa and leafy hops. A bit of light coffee. Milk chocolate and some hints of cocoa. Very mellow. A bit of underlying fruit. Vaguely nutty.

Taste: A bit nuttier than the nose would indicate. Hazelnut more than anything. Mild roasted malt compliment. Some caramel malt sweetness and leafy hops. Some milk chocolate and darker cocoa notes. Not a ton of depth or complexity, but it's clean, and that's refreshing. Warming smooths it out a bit and turns it in to a vaguely roasted nutty chocolate bar.

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thin side. Smooth with a a touch of creaminess. Light to moderate carbonation. Clean.

Overall: Yay for drinkability.

A middle of the road stout. A bit underwhelming at first, but it gets in a groove as it warms and as you sip on it. Drinks clean and easy and sometimes, sometimes, that's a good thing.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of enznevr
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of glid02
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler via trade with barleywinefiend - thanks!

Pours a dark brown color with a half-finger tan head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of lightly roasted malts and smooth chocolate. Also present are hints of leafy hops and a faint nutty aroma.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Equal amounts of moderately sweet roasted malt and light chocolate flavors kick things off. The roast fades shortly thereafter as the flavor profile sweetens. Midway through the sip earthy and mildly spicy hops make an appearance before fading out into a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall this was a very smooth and easy-drinking stout - well worth a shot.

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Photo of grittybrews
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark cola black with a finger of long-lasting light khaki head. Roasty malt aroma dominated by chocolate, espresso, and a hint of sweetness.

Moderate carbonation and an ultra-smooth, somewhat light mouthfeel. Slight sweetness up front with mildly roasty chocolate and coffee and hints of vanilla and biscuity caramel.

Very smooth and easy-drinking stout. Doesn't wallop you with big flavors, but everything is well-balanced.

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Photo of dragonWhale
4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

from one of my favorite breweries in this fair state..

dark brown, nearly black, plenty sexy.
full of roast and cheer, a bit of chocolate and a small floral hop profile.
it tastes creamy and roasty, toasty and boastful. it should be proud. good hop bitterness that works well with the coffee and roast that finishes with an easy-drinking creaminess and floral hop. the chocolate rides through the entirety, making quite the nice beverage.
a quality american stout.

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Photo of honeybrewer
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a 22 oz bottle, poured into a snifter.

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with about an inch of creamy off-white head.

Smells incredible. Just like a chocolate milk-shake, with hints of roasted malt. One of the better smelling brews I have had in a while.

Tastes like roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, with just a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel is like drinking a lightly carbonated milkshake.

While not earth-shattering, this is a very drinkable beer. Very reasonably priced, excellent all around beer. Sip or gulp, warm or cold, alone or with dinner, this is the second winner I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of froghop
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a opaque with a small khaki head that disapates quickly, and very good lacing.

smell of cocoa bean, coffee, a touch of vanilla, and roasted walnuts.

taste is dry, bakers chocolate, dark chocolate, strong coffee, and a touch of licorice, ends dry and bitter.

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Photo of Derek
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased in Port Townsend during a summer road-trip.

A: Black with a ligh tan head, very little retention or lace (I expect more from a stout).

S: Roasted grain, spicy nut bread, cola and a slight mineral aroma.

T: Pleasant roastyness, slightly grainy, nutty, bready, coffee, chocolate, cola, good bitterness.

M: Moderate body has a slight chalky acidity; modest carbonation; dry finish.

D: Very drinkable.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark chocolate with a dark tan head. Smell is a slight dark chocolate sweet with roasted malts. Taste to me seems slightly off from a traditional stout, not full, robust and creamy, but lighter with a flavor I just can't put my taste buds on. I'd consider it an ok drinking stout, but the charactors in this one are not what I'm looking for in a good stout.

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Photo of woemad
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle. No freshness date, and nowhere on the label does it say Strait Stout, this is just a Stout. No freshness date.

After the cap popped off with a minimum of effort and a minimum of noise, it poured a dark brown, almost black. No light shined through it even when held directly to light. An inch or so of creamy tan foam slowly came into being, and a quarter inch stayed put for some time. Globs of lace are left behind.

The nose is one of brown sugary, mollassesy, cocoa-ish sweetness. As it warms, up, a slightly dark fruit-like scent emerges as well, but it's quite subordinate to the sweetness. No hops detected.

Unlike in the nose, the taste sees the sweet aspects remarked upon above matched with a coffee-ish bitterness, but the sweetness wins out. A dark fruit flavor is in the background. I was surprised to see the abv listed on BA, as it seemed to me to have a slightly boozy flavor as well. There's a mild dryness at the swallow.

Slightly creamy, chewy mouthfeel.

An ok stout, but a little too sweet to drink much of it. It was an effort to put away a bomber, though it probably wouldn't be so hard in a 12oz bottle. While better than some stouts I've had, I won't need to try another, unless it's on-tap at the source.

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Strait Stout from Port Townsend Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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