Portly Stout | Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
11.72%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
23
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of brentk56
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
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 NeroFiddled
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
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 chinchill
4.16/5  rDev +13.4%
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 vfgccp
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of stakem
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
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 tommy5
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of khargro2
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zazzi82
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
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 richj1970
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +9%
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 denver10
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%

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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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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Portly Stout from Turtle Anarchy Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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