Photo: Postmark Brewing Dry Irish Stout Irish Dry Stout at 4.5% ABV (C$6.95 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, reviewed 23-Nov-2015)

Appearance: nearly opaque deep amber-brown to black, two fat fingers of loose tan head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dark roasty malt, coffee, some faint dark fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish. (3/5)

Purists will definitely complain about the carbonation in this one - it’s obvious during pouring, as a large and difficult-to-control head kicks up, and it remains apparent in the light, almost fizzy tongue feel. On the up side, this isn’t a mouth-coating stout, but one that finishes clean and bitter, inviting the next sip. It might not be all that accurate to style, but it’s certainly not unpleasant to drink. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com
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Postmark Brewing Dry Irish Stout Irish Dry Stout at 4.5% ABV (C$6.95 at Sundance Wine Market, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before, reviewed 23-Nov-2015)

Appearance: nearly opaque deep amber-brown to black, two fat fingers of loose tan head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dark roasty malt, coffee, some faint dark fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, dry bitter finish. (3/5)

Purists will definitely complain about the carbonation in this one - it’s obvious during pouring, as a large and difficult-to-control head kicks up, and it remains apparent in the light, almost fizzy tongue feel. On the up side, this isn’t a mouth-coating stout, but one that finishes clean and bitter, inviting the next sip. It might not be all that accurate to style, but it’s certainly not unpleasant to drink. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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