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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 230   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2008
Had this on tap at Porterhouse Temple Bar location-it was the strongest of their offering’s on tap. Pours a nice copper with some red amberness that can be seen when held up to the light a bit. White one-finger head that settles away after a bit with little lacing. Smells a bit malty and caramely with some hints of hops too-not bad. The sweet maltiness is the most dominating characteristic but the bitter dry hops provide a nice contrast. Not too complex of a beer, but I like it. The dryness kicks in at the end and that for me is the last part that your mouth is left with-I don’t mind it though. I do think that this is one of the best on-tap Irish beers that I have had here in Ireland, but I can’t drink too much of it though because of the 7% ABV. I’m glad that it’s so close as I’m going to be sure to have more of it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4615) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2008
On tap at Porterhouse, London. Smokey nose. Quite dry. Bitter. Some caramel notes. Smooth. A tasty ale overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Draught at Porterhouse Temple Bar. I have to say that the atmosphere of the bar might have positively affected this rating. Deep copper brown w/ thin off-white head. Scent is very toasty and pleasant. Flavor is toasty, fruits, and slightly bitter finish. Very enjoyable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Draft (Porterhouse, Dublin) Deep copper colour, thin tight head. Slightly sickly sour strong fruity/malty aroma. Slightly unsophisticated alcoholic taste. Previously had far worse examples, only rating the best one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Copper colour with small thin head. Aroma is hoppy with dark fruits, taste is of honey, fruits with bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Dublin-07. Poursed a dark copper colour with very faint head. Nice hoppy aroma, and sweet caramel notes ending with some nice bitter hops. Good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Dark copper color with a thin head. Noble hop aroma. Strong taste of thick and powerful honey with lots of sweet malt and fresh grains. Slightly bitter finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Draught@Porterhouse London. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, some lace. Aroma is caramel, kiwifruit and some other fruits including bigtime orange. Flavour is oranges, kiwifruit, wood and hops. Hides the alcohol well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 13, 2007
Tap, Porterhouse London. Copper, thin white head. Quite sweet nose, some sweet dark fruit to hide alcohol. Mouth is quite sweet, some fruit and a touch of dry hop. Spices. Leaves a slightly coating sweetness. Hides alcohol well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2007
Tap@PorterHouseLondon. Spicy hops aroma. Amber color, beige head, good lace. Sweet, spicy, hoppy, medium body. Like a light barley wine.


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