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

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RATINGS: 461   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2209) - 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 (5077) - 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 (1389) - 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 (1556) - 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 (1793) - 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 (10794) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter and port vine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2097) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Labeled as Ruby Stout, not Port Stout. Black. Small white head, almost tan. Lots of lacing. Little roasty. Not much going on here. Little phenolic. Bit bitter. Slightly sweet, but not overly so. Thin, but velvety. A bit watered down. Not bad. Would be a pretty good session beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapez (1513) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, wood and smoke. Dark redbrown colour with soft beige head. Smoked wood and bitter grapefruit in flavour, which leaves a dry, rubberlike aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Camons (5636) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Cask at the Wharf in Ňlborg. Pours black with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, caramel and abit of smoke. Full bodied. low carbonation. Pretty good stout. 280111


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