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Dark RosaLeen Stout | Martha's Exchange

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Martha's Exchange
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 10-31-2002

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by kunzbrew:
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3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew came to me opaque black with a creamy tan that leaves rather quickly leaving a nice lace in it tracks. The malts are robust in aroma with a coffee aroma to boot.

The first reveals a lighter than most body. The coffee flavor is there but it just seems a little week to me. Maybe it should be on nitro, but who knows.

Low in carbonation helps a little but not a lot. This is a pretty good beer but could be so much better.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

AP: Very Dark, near black in color, has a thick smooth and evenly distributed head in a mocha color. Good retention. Leaves a nice foamy. sticky ring around the edge of the glass.

Nose: Oak Malt.

Taste: Oaky malt flavor with a wheaty, nutty-coffee and creamy flavor.

MF: Ultra smooth, slick and thick. Mild to little activity, syruppy, feels like a good smooth Irish Stout.

DA: Very drinkable.

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Photo of amarkow2
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, chestnut-highlighted brown to black coloring with a creamy, light tan head that looks solid and smooth. Nose is roasted caramel, nut, and light roasted coffee. Very balanced. The flavors are dry, with roasted coffee and dark chocolate highlights. Dry, light body with a roasty and charcoal tinged aftertaste. Dry, clean finish, with a smokey linger.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the source.
Pours a solid dark brown color bordering on black with a huge creamy off white head that displays remarkable retention and covers the glass in foam on the way down. This may be server on nitro, but I couldn't get a respectable answer about that out of my server. Smells of coffee mostly with hints of caramel and chocolate. Taste is much the same with lots more caramel and malt than roast. Super creamy smooth mouthfeel with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet whipped kind of mouthfeel. I thought this was a nice, approachable, easy drinking, smooth Irish stout. It may not set the world on fire, but I'd be happy to drink this.

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Photo of kaszeta
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served hand-pulled from the cask, this beer has a nice deep black body and a nice frothy caramel lace head. It has a nice aroma with hints of a toasty malt, a bit of chocolate, and a bit of caramel. It's got a mild malty coffee taste (reminiscent of coffee milk), with a nice bitter aftertaste. Only complaint is that it's a little light---not a lot of punch, and a bit watery on the mouthfeel, I like a slightly more substantial beer. Very drinkable nontheless, and the bar is rather cool.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.28/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received a glass of very dark brown stout with a slight tan bubbly head. Head was gone soon enough with no lacing.

Some deep roasted malt/light coffee aromas.

A little on the light side in flavor. Dark roast coffee, some toasted grain dryness, light bitterness, some light, almost coffee creamer sweetness. It is ok, but I'm a bit underwhelmed by this one.

Bit on the thin/watery side.

Overall, it was good before and during dinner. Nothing so bold here that you'd have to make this one a sipper, but no off flavors or anything bad about it either. Just ok.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fashioned in the Guinness mode, according to Greg, the brewer. And one of the biermaids, Margaret, made up the Irish name for this. Poured almost black in color, with a decent but fast-fading head, and nice lace. Possesses a gentle, mild roasty nose...maybe too mild. I like some oomph! I felt it was a bit thin for a stout, though smooth. I like 'em full and creamy!!! Has lots of roasty, coffee-like notes, similar to Guinness, but not as creamy. The finish was a long, dry, lingering one, with a hint of hops rearing their heads ever so slightly. Pretty good....

overall: 3.85
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4


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Photo of jb413
3.71/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a beautiful next-to-black with over two fingers of creamy, frothy mocha head with excellent retention. Some O.K. lacing. By the look of the head, and the info on the website, I'm fairly sure it was a nitro tap.

S - Some moderate roasted grainy scent and hints at bitter chocolate and coffee.

T - A smooth, but not robust bitterness from the roasted malt backbone throughout with some earthy underlying coffee hints.

MF - Lighter-bodied, perhaps a bit thin. Still smooth and creamy in the feel however. Carbonation was nice. Definitely drinkable. Pleasant semi-dry finish.

O - Pretty one-dimensional, lacks complexity and any noticeable chocolate notes or apparent hop balance. It still works though. It pours great and is fairly tasty. Sessionable if you can swallow the $6 per fill-up!

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Dark RosaLeen Stout from Martha's Exchange
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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