Portly Stout | Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company

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3.87/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
turtleanarchy.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
40 IBU

Added by NODAK on 07-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,309
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
97
pDev:
9.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of ZinFanDave
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HardTarget
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black glass holds a finger and a half head of rocky tan foam. So opaque my flashlight doesn't pierce it. I'm impressed.

Aroma: Roasted barley, porter profile, earthy hops, a little dusty.

Taste: Rich malt sweetness, roasted flavor kicks in and goes a touch burnt grain. A hint of sweetness in the finish has me thinking milk stout. A hint of metallic in the finish as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Creamy texture, heavy body, little warmth, fairly clean finish.

Overall: Solid beer. Big malt flavor makes it feel bigger than 6.2%, hops are style appropriate, maybe a little heavy on the roasted barley which might be giving the metallic edge. Still, worth a try.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.45/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richard007
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great taste. Smooth and a bit of a tar aftertaste that lingers and fades in the most pleasant way. Enjoyed it at the Germantown Cafe in Nashville so it was nice and fresh. The head was an interesting color and faded quick. Love it

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Photo of Btheis13
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, light vanilla and nuttiness. Medium body and carbonation. Good stout.

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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brunsojw
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
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 TerryMills
2.85/5  rDev -26.4%
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 stakem
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
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 hazedandconfused13
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of khargro2
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.74/5  rDev -29.2%
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 chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Siglers in Tennessee. Revisited about 9 months later with a 12 oz can.
Excellent looking with a black body and a fine tan head. Nice lacing.
Plenty of dark roasted grain flavor with a touch of smoke and a hint of black coffee. Lightly sweet up front but good bitter-sweet balance.
Very smooth, full body. Medium carbonation.
{Twas notably better on tap}

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Photo of Brianito
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKitchen23
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.91/5  rDev +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 Franziskaner
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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 ackeeper
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JoeYarchak
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
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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Photo of Zazzi82
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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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Portly Stout from Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 97 ratings
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