Stir Stick Stout | Half Pints Brewing Company

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95 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Half Pints Brewing Company
Manitoba, Canada
halfpintsbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Stir Stick Stout is robust with ruby highlights and a generous addition of locally roasted fair trade, organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.The beans lend a distinct chocolate aroma and flavour that blends well with the roasted barley and malty sweetness.A woody bitterness rounds out this ale and makes it the perfect match for barbequed buffalo burgers, sweet desserts like chocolate lava cake or with vanilla ice cream as a decadent beer float.

35 IBU

Added by fisherman34 on 08-19-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.08%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.97/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cgwami
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt1147
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeledonia
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CurtisD
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bit of a tan head, no retention or lace.

Dark chocolate and coffee aroma.

Dark chocolate and coffee with a light grainy astringency. Good bitterness.

Light, bubbly mouthfeel with a hint of roasted acidity.

Better than the last one I had, but doesn't live up to the hype. Is this still one of Canada's best?

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Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, pours dark brown with a little tan head.

The smell is coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, a little smoke and wood. The flavor is lots of dry coffee and dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa powder. The coffee really dominates here. Nice roasty finish with a little bitterness to it.

Overall, this is good, but not special.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of KeeganRohovich
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of leaddog
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of dense creamy mocha head.

Smell- Roasted malts, coffee bean, hint of cocoa and vanilla.

Taste- Pronounced espresso coffee flavour then roasted malts and hint of cocoa and vanilla. Finishes with the bitterness from the coffee bean and cocoa.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A tasty American stout with a strong coffee presence. The rich espresso flavour demonstrates a quality taste to this brew.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: 1/2" mocha head over black liquid.

S: Espresso, dark chocolate, black malt.

T: Espresso, dark chocolate, black malt, grassy hops, toasted grains.

M: Thin mouthfeel and low carbonation.

O: Would've preferred a more medium mouthfeel, nothing as thick as Peche Mortel, but a bit thicker nonetheless. Beware of this brewer, as he will contact you via arrogant personal messages if he doesn't agree with your reviews. For that reason, I will never drink one of this breweries' beers again.

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3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Special thanks to tdadiuk for sending us this beer.

A: Pours jet black with 3-4 fingers of dark tan billowy head which lingers leaving plenty of lacing.

S: Acrid coffee together with notes of cocoa powder, molasses and wood. From start to finish there is an overriding scent of new plastic.

T: Follows the scent, without the plastic notes, coffee and cocoa powder with sweet molasses malts.

M: Touch on the light side with moderate carbonation.  Feels more like a porter.

O: I'm thinking that this must be off as the new plastic smell is apparent from start to finish and is rather off putting and overshadows the coffee and cocoa notes. I have another bottle and will revise this review should it not have the plastic profile.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of FrostyWPG
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Stir Stick Stout from Half Pints Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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