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Brewed by Hanlonís (prev OíHanlonís)
Style: Stout
Newton St Cyres, England

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Cask & bottle conditioned; Regular.
In the winter of 1996 we were inspired by an Irish tradition for a morning after ícorpse-reviverí - a splash of Port in your stout! The inspired blending of Rich Ruby Port with OíHanlonís award-winning stout has created a unique and original masterpiece of craft brewing.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4237) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
500ml bottle pours almost black in color with somes reds coming through when held to a light source. Aromas of roasted malts, fruits and some light aromatic hops. Taste is roasted malty sweetness and a little fruit sweetness from the port and a bit of hoppy bitterness at the end. A little different than your typical stout and was a pleasure tasting this unique gem.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
This beer smells great, probably the best aspect of the beer. A nice stout with ruby port added to it? Very promising. Unfortunately it does not live up to the expectations. Not bad, just not great. It tastes like a stout with port added to it (go figure). The tart smell could have been brought more forward and brought this beer together better. Oh well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Cask @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and soy sauce? Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 160911

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2317) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
One of the more expensive beers at Pub Italia in Ottawa. It just happens to be the only stout I have not tried yet (available there). After having a few Italian lagers with supper, this was great for desert and complete the night. Poured a dark brown colour with lots of red highlights and a big foamy-creamy light brown head. Light dark fruits scent with notes of milk. Hop did come out eventually near the end as it warmed up. Mild roasted malts with decent bitterness in the finish, creating some dryness. After breathing a while, notes of apples appear in the aftertaste. A bit watered-down and not really worth the price, but worth trying once. Expected a bit more of a creamy mouthfeel as it was written "Superbly Smooth" on front label. Also, did not taste the "port" they added in this. Too bad, as I am a fan of port.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
on tap at the GBBF 2011 creamy off white head. Dark brown pour. Quite drinkable

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1496) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle- Pours a virtual black color with a foamy head that lasts and good lacing. Nice aroma of malt and dark fruits along with some chocolate and sweetness. Taste o malt and mild fruitiness. There is a nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice texture. Nice, but no real port character. Good change of pace, worth a try

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1594) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. From notes. Almost black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, and just a hint of port. Smooth mouthfeel.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Pours dark brown, with a head that quickly settles into a thin film. But the smell is intriguing, with aromas of thick, sweet conchord jam and blackened malt. But the flavors donít really assert themselves in the taste; the port comes out mainly in the finish. Disappointing if you wanted a big, ruby taste to go with the name. Very dry for an English stout, the finish accentuates the beerís thin texture. Great idea, mediocre follow-through. (2/24/09)

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
Pours black with white foamy head. Dry bitter stout with a strong smokey, chalky burnt finish. Canít really get port notes, but this would definitely go well with hard cheeses. However, as a drinking ale, for me itís just too bitter and dry on the tongue. Donít like the residual flavour on the tongue. Chewy and lacking smoothness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11234) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter and port vine.


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