Portly Stout | Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company

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Portly StoutPortly Stout

Brewed by:
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
40 IBU

Added by NODAK on 07-14-2012

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 90
Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.74/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Served on nitro draft at Sunspot in Knoxville TN. Arrives nearly opaque; dark violet and chocolate hues penetrate the murky liquid. Topped with a somewhat disappointing, for a nitro, mocha colored head, about one finger in size.

Aroma is severely muted. Nitro beers have a tendency to be somewhat muted, but someone turned the sound completely off and removed the speakers from this one. I get a little bit of dirty diaper. Not impressed.

Flavor seemed off too. No stout flavor. Maybe some alkalinity that is typical, but no roastiness or coffee. Severely disappointed.

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Photo of TerryMills
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thin watery "stout" with a very burnt roasted flavor ... Not much going on here imo other than burnt grain..

Drink a 6 pack of cans and that will be my last time purchasing this brew..

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Photo of NODAK
2.98/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This stout from the newly opened Turtle Anarchy brewery pours black as night (expected) with a rather thin and almost non-existant head.

Aroma has chocolate and roasted malts on it....almost burnt, really. Pretty dry.

Taste follows with a body of mostly bitter chocolate malts that pretty much dominate it with a roasted, almost burnt malt character. Again, very dry....and quite frankly, not really my style when it comes to stouts. The mouthfeel seems quite thin for the style as well. All in all, pretty average and run of the mill.

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Photo of stakem
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can into a tulip appears dark brown to black in color with a brown cap.

Aroma consists of almost a nutty grain aspect mingled with roast, earth and almost a cola quality.

Taste is a bit herbal with a cola quality before a nutty grain feel mixes with earth and raisony alcohol.

Medium in body with modest carb. Its ok

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Photo of brunsojw
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A little too watered down for my liking.

It is a serviceable stout, but just nothing special about it. I just feel like it is missing something.

Medium body and not overly carbonated.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jet black in color with no light penetration. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. Heavy lacing. There's a plethora of dark malt in the nose. I taste plenty of dark malt, plum, and fig. The mouth is silky, creamy, and smooth.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Turtle Anarchy Brewing Co. "Portly Stout"
on tap @ ACME Feed & Seed, Nashville, TN on 5 April 2015
$6 per pint

Notes: Typical stout appearance with a very short cap of foam. Hard to tell if the head retention and lacing are limited by the glass it's served in, but they're certainly limited. Aroma of dark chocolate and cold black coffee. The flavor flip flops what the aroma suggests with coffee upfront and chocolate behind. A little harsh, and somewhat astringent. For a "portly" stout I actually find it kind of thin. Lots of dark malt acidity, and really quite dry - there's nothing wrong with that really, but the name seems to suggest something else.

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Photo of denver10
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours black with a nice khaki head. Aroma is milk chocotae and roasty, some caramel, and a touch of hops in the finish to cut the sweetness with some mild earthiness. Flavor follows suit. A dry, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, a really nice stout here. Turtle Anarchy is putting out some nice beers (aside from their one miss with me, Soulless).

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the tap, the Nitro version pours a dark brown, almost black with a small tan head (the bartender also added a star in the foam). Lacing as you enjoy it. Enjoyable brew!

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Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a fudge brown color and a modest cap that leaves a few dots behind

Smell: Roasty, with chocolate and coffee notes

Taste: The roasted and chocolate elements appear, up front, with the coffee arriving in the middle; while the beer is not highly hopped, the coffee tones add some bitterness in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a bit of a creamy character; moderate carbonation

Overall: Not sure I would characterize this as an American Stout as this is a bit more of a dry Irish stout to my palate; quite a nice debut for this new brewery

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Black with a ring of light brown head.

S - Roast, chocolate and a hint of smoke with a big coffee presence.

T - Rich espresso flavour, roast, a hint of smoke and some dark chocolate undertones.

M - Medium body. A touch light at times. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of chinchill
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Siglers in Tennessee.
Excellent looking with a black body and a fine tan head. Nice lacing.
Lightly sweet up front but good bitter-sweet balance. Unusual and pleasing spiciness. Very smooth full body. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of parris001
4.17/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First impression is coffee. There's a lot of a dark chocolate flavor in the head, which I try to encourage to form as much as possible. There's a creamy and almost slick feeling in your mouth, and by now you're getting hints of roasted malt and some bitterness.

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Photo of JoeYarchak
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate and coffee aromas, with a nice dark and tan presentation. Creamy and dry on the pallette, with some bitterness in the finish. An enjoyable stout!

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Portly Stout from Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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