Half Pints Brewing – Stir Stick Stout – Described as a Coffee Infused stout from Winnipeg, MB, this updated review of the 5% abv and 35 IBU bottle of beer was poured into the same snifter glass and enjoyed at home.
Aroma and Appearance: This beer pours a coffee like dark brown colour with hardly any foam, and some small surface bubbles. The aroma was chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and highly toasted bread.
Flavour: A nice smooth, coffee flavoured malt much like a cold brew coffee, an earthy and nutty middle that is followed by a dry, bitter dark chocolate finish.
Overall Impression: Seriously tastes a lot like a cold summer coffee beverage with a decent dry finish that leaves you wanting more. The fresher bottle made me want to buy more in the future.
Rating: New bottle is 8/10, fresh makes a big difference here and if you like coffee stouts be sure to pick this up. My not so fresh bottle was rated about 6/10 partly because someone had poorly wax sealed the bottles in the LRS. If you see a poorly wax sealed 12 oz bottle, steer away from it.
Food Pairing: This would pair well with anything that goes with coffee like biscotti, biscuits, coffee cake, etc.