Half Pints Stir Stick Stout

Half Pints Stir Stick Stout

Rated 3.455 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Company

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Style:  Stout

6% Alcohol by Volume

35 International Bittering Units

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Our Stir Stick Stout is robust with ruby highlights and a generous addition of locally roasted fair trade, organic Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee.The beans lend a distinct chocolate aroma and flavour that blends well with the roasted barley and malty sweetness.A woody bitterness rounds out this ale and makes it the perfect match for barbequed buffalo burgers, sweet desserts like chocolate lava cake or with vanilla ice cream as a decadent beer float.

ID: 23957 Last updated 5 years ago Added to database 14 years ago

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Overall Rank3992
Overall Percentile91.5
Style Rank69 of 750
Style Percentile90.8
Lowest Score2.7
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.625
Weighted Score3.455
Standard Deviation0.483

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  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 2.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 4

    Hmmm... bad bottle or wrong locaiton? Drank tonight on a midnight ascent of Mt Paul above the city. The slight fog that rolled through was lovely, but the taste of this brew... hmmm. super super sour and trat, seriously underripe crab apple and really underripe plum. Really bites, some coffee shows up here and there, but again, really acidic. Still drank most of it. Tasted medium bodied, with some grapefruit at one point. Some wet grass at another. Really was not super impressed, but maybe it was a bad bottle, I seem to be the outlier here.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 3.8 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A very dark pour, looks more brown than black, but regardless, it's pretty sold. The head is creamy, thin, and chocolate milk brown. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee...very heavy in the coffee department in fact. The flavour is more coffee coffee coffee. I certainly enjoyed this as a coffee lover!

  • CYRENAICA 2104 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    341 ml bottle
    5.6% ABV (as maked on bottle)
    35 IBU
    Smokeless Joe (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    June 17, 2010
    This is review #500 (on BeerPal). The beer poured a sold b;ack colour with a 1/2 inch tan head. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and molasses. The mouthfeel was thin to medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Quite weak for a stout. The flavour was roasted malt, acidic coffee, chocolate, with a bitter finish

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    341ml bottle: Pours a hazed dark chestnut with ruby highlights. Decent off white cap lasts and laces. Aroma is very starbucks dark roast with a maltyundertone and some wet grass. Moderate body for a stout, coffee like character with a robust mouth feel. Roasted malts in the fornt provide a rush of coffee tones, hops add little to this two dimensional brew. Finish is clean and lightly dry. A good coffee stout with a mellow character...very approachable.

  • BEERCRONIC 895 reviews
    rated 3.7 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Well, finally a coffee-based stout that I really enjoy.
    This stuff is pretty close to being totally black with a moderate brown bubbly cap on the pour, so-so retention and some spotty lacing. Sure, the aroma revolves around the Ethiopian coffee that has been added but it does not overpower your senses and is combined with some medium roasted malts - a nice appealing aroma. The flavour is a bit milder than other comparable brews but the chewy coffee dominates and is very tasty, more sweet, medium roasted malts that is apparent in the aroma and ends nicely with excellent hops that are not harsh in any way rounding out the taste. Mediumish bodied and seems a bit thin on the mouth but is very smooth with fine, light carbonation. The sweetness, bitter coffee and wonderfully balanced hops leave an interesting blended aftertaste. I would have to say this is the best coffee flavoured brew I've had to date (not entirely comparable to the devistating Speedway from AleSmith). Another success from the fine brewery Half Pints.

  • MMMMBEER 1119 reviews
    rated 3.8 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice looking black stout with very little light penetration the one inch crown lasted pretty much the entire brew and left behind lots of roapy lacing, very nice looking brew. Aroma is complex and yummy coffee, smoke, bakers chocolate and bitterness, the aroma is very full without being to intense and the slightest hint of alcohol appears when the brew warms up closer to room temperature. On the first sip the first flavor to hit me is smoke but this quickly disappears into a nice bitter chocolate. The coffee presence is perfect you can tell it’s there but it doesn’t over take the flavor you can still taste the sweet malt, the after taste is slightly bitter. I found the mouth feel too thin and the carbonation a bit stingy but it was still acceptable. This is a great stout very drinkable awesome flavor and not to intense, the coffee was nicely introduced without taking over the beer. Highly enjoyed it and would recommend this to anyone.

  • ALCOHOLIC 220 reviews
    rated 4.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    A really enjoyable stout. It poured very dark. It has a very strong coffee taste to it. One of the better stouts I have had.

  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 3.9 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Bottle courtesy of Piscator34: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium foamy dark head with average retention. Aroma of roasted coffee is dominating with some noticeable roasted malt. Taste is also dominated by the coffee flavour and quite enjoyable even though I’m probably not the most avid fan of coffee stout. Body is a bit light for the style and carbonation is about right. Great coffee stout and IMHO would have been better if some chocolate malt had been added.

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