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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our secret weapon. A fulsome, winsome strong ale. A deep copper tinged brew for the true aficionado, longer fermentation and thrice hopping bring about a complex soft bitterness allied to a malt induced sweetness with the characteristic oily Fuggles hop perfume. Not just for students. Once "stuffed" savour the flavour of a glass as a digestif... True "Aroma-therapy".

Grain: Pale Malt, Roast Barley, Black Malt, Flaked Barley.
Hops: Galena, Nugget, East Kent Goldings.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2009
Keg 0.25L. Pale beige creamy head. Slightly sour malty taste. Fruity mouthfilling hoppiness. Not very sweet. Hoppy bitterness at the end. Round and soft taste at beginning. And then boomm....hopps. Soft mild hoppy nose.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2009
(Draught@Hilpeä Hauki) Clear deep copper with a small, firm and lasting head. Very mild aroma with toffeeish malt and berries. Strongly berryish flavor (red currant) with woody-nutty hops, and some hay-citrusy hops in the finish. Medium body, soft and lowish carbonation, but hard water. Feels like a berry ale, although thats probably not intended..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On nitro at the brewpub. Reddish copper with creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Big dirty grapefruit and spicey hop aroma with off-dry caramel, resiny citrus and a little blood orange. Flavor is fresh, resiny citrus and not as bitter grapefruit as the aroma, dry, pretty big, almost astringent bitterness, nice though. Medium, creamy body. Very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2009

Source:Sample at the brewpub.
Glass:Sample glass.
Appearance:Dark amber pour with a thin beige head.
Aroma:Very malty with hints of citrus.
Flavor:Solid malt base with a citrus finish and a bit of warming alcohol on the end as well.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a brutally lingering bitter finish.
Overall:Solid strong ale. There are some things that could be better, but solid overall.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2009
Tap on brewpub. dark golden colour, tanned head. aroma is quite thin and not too good. some maltiness. flavour has nice hoppy touch.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2148-20090515] Tap. Mushy green peas and veggie yeast aroma. Clear, red orange body with a thick long-lasting creamy off-white head and thick lacing down the sides. Rough flavour is like dry-ripped leaves and bark hops. Rough medium body. Tastes stronger than it is, really interesting.
(@ Porterhouse; Dublin, Ireland)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
2009-05-15. Red-brown body with a small creamy beige head and lace. First sip is pleasantly hoppy, quickly followed by some brash alcohol with sweet malt in tow. Pleasant malt core is sweet but hop bitterness and lightly warming alcohol overtones end up being the focus of your attention. (7+) Aroma is mild, and not helped by the shape of the sample glass unfortunately. Mild hops and malt managed to make a bit of an impression. (6+) Average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at the brewpub.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Clear red brown pour with a thick white head. Malty aroma with grain and some maple. Strong flavor with lots of malt. Some hops, but a bit funky with some unpleasant flavors.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
A Mes rate: tap at the Porterhouse. Clean, bright amber with a slim off white head. Bland fruity aroma with some fairly clear alcohol. Rather harsh and unrestrained in the mouth. Strong notes of straw and hay with a big hit of cheese and alcohol in the finish. Out of balance and a bit cheap all round. Something to get folks drunk who don’t really care what they throw down their neck, so long as it does the trick...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
Draught @ The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Amber/copper with an off white head, it’s hard to judge in the dim lighting. Good hoppage, slightly metallic but it’s ice cold so what do you expect. Eventually sweet bready malts emerge as it warms. Flavour sees a nice bitter lick on the back of the tongue with sweet malts rounding it off. I imagine there’s a little more depth to it if you have the patience but unfortunately that’s not my forte.


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