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Porterhouse The Devilís Half Acre

Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Black IPA
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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bottled, special
Barrel aged black IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8276) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle at Bruceís pad, big thanks to Kenwold, 24/06/14. Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan covering that dissipates to spotting and edgework. Nose is pine, liqourice, Ba woody effect, spice, light booze, dates and prunes - dark fruit elements. Taste comprises barrel aged whisky pangs, liqourice, booze, dark fruits, stewed prunes, dark red berry fruit. Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey warming rush in the close. Decent enough strong CDA, not particularly true to style but tasty enough and drinks well below the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle, at Cardinal. An almost black one, unclear, and topped by a minimal sized light beige head. The aroma has a boozy touch, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and some licorice. Itís full bodied and warming, with dark chocolate notes, black coffee and salty licorice. Very warming on the palate actually. Lasting finish with roasted malts, licorice and coffee grits. Overall, itís way too alcoholic, but at the same time very nice. 140726

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
24th June 2014
Tasting at Bruceís pad. Semi opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly pale tan head. Smooth palate, light and dry. Decent fine carbonation. Wasnít expecting much CDA character in a 13.5% beer but I was wrong, Light dark malts, light piney hops. Inevitably spicy alcohol, brandyish. Dark fruits. Light finish Spicy linger. Big big CDA,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Kenwell. Pours clear, amber-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has creamy fruits, alcohol, bread, toffee, pine. Medium to big sweet flavor with some alcohol heat, rich ripe citrus, oily pine, faint toasted bread. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot and boozy to finish with toasted honey, bread, some orange, more oily pine. Pretty punchy but thereís some nice stuff here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6711) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to Kenny. It pours deep brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is roasty, pine needles, citrus, soap, treacle and candy. The taste is bitter-sweet, cocoa, caramel, toasty, caramel, soap, light alcoho and citrus. Hides abv well. Medium body and fine carbonation. Punchy, but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2662) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle from Baggot St Wines. Appearance: Cola black, tiny whispy brown head. Aroma: hoppy, some nice woodiness, whiskey, roasty, a little marzipan. Flavour: deep dark fruits, alcohol burn, hoppy, lots of wood with cherry notes, marzipan, lovely whiskey and malty finish. This is oddly categorized. Nice all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoNm (500) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a beautifull deep black color, topped with average tan colored head. The aroma is malty with some chocolate and quite strong whisky aroma. The taste is initially on the sweet side, with some caramel, but soon the extra strong alcohol kicks in. Some bitterness, but lots of whiskey. Very strong with lots of alcohol. Still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [130514]
Pitch black, big light tan head that dissipates, some lacing
Aroma of dark malts, quite deep malts, slight whisky notes, some alcohol, touch of chocolate, touch of citrus
Taste of sweet dark malts, dark fruits, some fairly bitter hops, quite boozy but fine here, getting some soft floral notes, slight aniseed?, rich flavour, interesting
Palate - soft carb, rich body, rather sweet , smooth. Finish has lots of warming alcohol, sweet dark malt linger
Overall - Decent beer but not really a black IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thelynchfella (41) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2014
Poured almost black in colour. Sweet whiskey aroma. Oak whiskey in flavour. Quite hoppy, sweet raisin. Nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (788) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2014 Brown, not much head. Fruity and complex aroma. Cigar box, port and alcohol. Similar taste, balanced with bitterness. Average to lively palate add to drinkability. Heavy drinking.

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