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

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RATINGS: 465   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
strong coffee falvor with a sweet finish. Has a dry finish due to the wine. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Cherry sweetness and roastiness in aroma. More of the same in the flavor but pretty mild overall. Fair hop bitterness in the finish for a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Bottle. Black color with a ruby tint in the light. A rich light brown head. A strong coffee aroma with the ruby port coming through in the finish. The flavor is nice and light with chocolate, nuts, coffee, and some cherry. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2003
The addition of Port led me to expect a little sweetness and perhaps a bit more body. Nah. This was just yer basic nice roasty stout, with a good amount of hop in the finish - dry and also lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Red color with a dark rich fruity aroma. Not so much red wine aromas but kind of cranberry juice notes. Overal very sweet, typical Stout flavors are balanced with a sort of grainy feeling plum red wine flavor with very light sourness. Interesting and good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of red wine and plum. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy/velvety texture, lively carbonation. I'm not fond of the growing sourness in the finish, but it's a pleasant smelling and attractive stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 26, 2003
black colour, fine black tainted head, slightly roasted, cocoa and pine aroma with subtle notes of portwine, incredibly smooth and creamy, sparkling, the finish is tart, bitter and dry with roasted notes of coffee and dark fruits

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkover (1518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Almost black with some redness. Has a big thick tan head. Aroma of roast, vinious fruit and coffee. Flavor is roasty and bitter. Long dry and bitter finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2003
Good looking dark brew with a nice head and attractive lacing. Aroma was restrained, mostly fruit. Roasted malt taste with a bit of a cherry-like finish, Aftertaste was thin and a bit astringent. Not bad, just one that I probably would not order again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5260) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2003 Called "Ruby Stout" on my bottle. Garnet to dark purple and very "Grapey" smelling. Not at all the flavor I was expecting, though. I was thinking that it would have a kind of gooey port flavor, but instead is very dry. Lighter, too. Maybe I can taste a little port, maybe not. Very subtle.


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