I've been a beer lover for as long as I can remember. I have little formal training (I have taken a beer appreciation course), and I do not possess a "sophisticated palate". I simply know what I like and why. My tastes range from lagers to porters and everything in between. This blog is a collection of reviews, as well as a platform for my thoughts on all things beer. Cheers!
Sunday, 2 September 2012
Street Brawler Stout
Buffalo, New York's Pearl Street Grill and Brewery offers a nice stout known as Street Brawler. I had occasion to sample one late one evening during a trip to the Buff, and found it quite to my liking. Street Brawler was billed as an Irish-style oatmeal stout. It contained 4.5% alcohol and came in a plastic cup. S.B. arrived a very dark brown, almost black, topped with a creamy head. It has a roasty malt aroma, with tobacco notes and a touch of cacao. The flavour is relatively bitter, with pronounced tobacco notes. There are elements of roasted dark malts and some molasses.
This is a pretty nice stout. It has an interesting flavour, but a bit more booze would be nice. A fine brew worth sampling if you find yourself in Buffalo.