Portsmouth Black Cat Stout - Portsmouth Brewery


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20

adamjackson (254) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – MAY 7, 2012

Thanks to a generous Southern NH trader who sent me this. Kept it around for a week, poured into a Hill Farmstead glass at 55 Degrees F. 

A – 1-Finger dark leathery head subsided to a quarter finger. Dark brown to black pour, reminds me of cheap motor oil. 

S – Gigantic mal smells. Roasted and smoked malts with a bit of chocolate and german bock scent. Mild hop profile 

T – Coffee and cocoa come through first, mild bit of wood but a fleeting sweetness and sour taste that hurts the beer at the back of the tongue. Starts off great, dies down fast to a bad taste. 

M – 80/20 carbonation, light body 

O – Smell and initial taste are good but this beer is no B in my book. Not worth having again and disappointing. 

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