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

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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6031) - 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 (9077) - 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 (1512) - 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 (1484) - 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 (4908) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Well, not very stoutish if you ask me. However it had a tawny taste that hits the palate at first, then it was followed up by a very rich and flavorful mouthfeel, that was quickly ended by something metallicy. Not to bad, but I expected different, but I did enjoy this brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
This beer poured a very dark ruby red color and formed a nice medium tan foamy head that laticed the glass with lace as it subsided. Some carbonation was present. The aroma was of malt and wine with some chocolate elements. The flavor was of malt and some wine was present, with a fairly light body for this style and some bitterness in the finish. Not a bad stout, but then again, nothing special about it either.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
Dark brown color, hazed a bit. Mostly coffee in the nose. Smooth body, almost flat I though. Good bitterness and coffee in there, finishes long.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nigos (630) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2003
Toasted malt and coffee aroma. Black hue with a decent lasting light brown head. Full bodied, complex and vey dry. Great flavours of coffee, chocolate, toasted malt. A stout of massive power and flavour. A beer of character, I almost feel like cracking open a bottle of Grahams.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2003
(Best by 12/23/03) Nice aroma of roasted barley and coffee. The palate is light, dry, bitter, and very coffee like. I do not taste one iota of port in this beer, which is a disappointment. The finish is dry and roasty. I find this beer to be adequate. I was expecting a little sweetness or alcohol from the addition of port. I feel the brewer should have made the addition of port noticeable especially after touting its addition on the label.


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