BeerCritic


Southern Tier Oat Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Style and Glass: Imperial Stout, Snifter
ABV, Volume & Calories: 11% in 22 fl oz. estimated at 400 C
Purchased at: Circle Liquors Super Saver, Pennington, NJ for $8.99

Aroma: nice, coffee, roasty, quiet. 9 out of 10.

Visuals: beautiful design, black, opaque, little head, staying lace. 4 out of 5.

Taste: expertly balanced, coffee malt, full hops, very strong, expertly crafted. 10 out of 10.

Palate: highest quality, smooth texture, long dark finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: A beautiful, rewarding, and expensively crafted brew. An absolute repeat, and a favorite, real value, high craft. 20 out of 20.



Bell’s Porter

RateBeer Rating, Style and Glass: 93, porter, pint, stem glass
ABV, Volume & Calories: 5.6% in 12fl oz. estimated at 150 C
Purchased at: Bound Beverages, Bensalem, PA for $3.33

Aroma: nice, chocolate, malty, dark, roasty. 8 out of 10.

Visuals: tasteful, brown, opaque, tan head, thick lace. 5 out of 5.

Taste: heavy malt, light hops, medium strength, high craft. 9 out of 10.

Palate: high quality, smooth texture, roasted finish. 5 out of 5.

Overall: deep, malty, I’d have it again, okay value, high craft. 18 out of 20.



Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout

ABV: 6 %
RateBeer rating: 99
Calories: estimated at 160 C
Volume: 12 fl oz.
Glass: pint

Purchased at: Issac Newton’s, Newtown, PA
Price: $4.50
Consumed at: home

First Impression: A very impressive presence – a nice aroma, good head and rich flavor. Aroma is bitter, coffee, and roasty. Visuals are an inky black body topped with a tan head that is persistent and lacy. Taste is thick with espresso notes, licorice, and pepper. Palate is perhaps its downfall – a bit weak, with a medium finish. Second Impression – not anything close to a Yeti or a Shakespeare, but not a bad stout – far surpasses a Guinness. But for $4.50 a 12 oz bottle, I’d much rather have the Yeti.

Aroma: 8 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 10 out of 10

Palate: 3 out of 5

Overall: 16 out of 20



Fort Collins Double Chocolate Stout
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ABV: 8.1 %
RateBeer rating: 82
Calories: estimated at 400 C
Volume: 22 fl oz.
Glass: Weizen, English Pint
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville, NJ
Price: $5.99
Consumed at: home

First Impression: Aroma is nice, malty, syrupy, and dark. Visuals are absolutely black opaque body under a tan head that thins quickly. Taste is chocolate, coffee, malt, and roasty goodness. Delicious. Palate is thin, wet, and sweet. Finish is short lived and simply bitter. Second Impression – not a great beer, not overwhelming, but not bad. There are better beers for less per ounce than this one, but it was a fairly enjoyable experience.

Aroma: 7 out of 10

Visuals: 5 out of 5

Taste: 8 out of 10

Palate: 4 out of 5

Overall: 17 out of 20