Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 draft @ Porterhouse London. Dark gold, clear, nice lace. Rich mineral aroma. Nutty palate with moderate carbonation and a good bite. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Is bright and floral. Like it...draft @ Porterhouse Dublin. Red, non-sparkled. Spicy malts. Belgian-hinted candisugar in palate adds sweetness. But finishes dry and balanced. Nutty. Nice malts! 7-3-7-3-14 (almost the same rating...)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
Keg, Covent Garden. Pale dull amber. The aroma is caramel-accented and fairly clean. A little bit of caramel on the palate with light alcohol back notes. Drinks mellow for a 7% beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
tap - Pours copper-red with an off-white head. It smells of malt, hops, and berries. The flavor has plenty of sweet hops with a touch of fruit and a well hopped balance bitterness leading into a fairly bitter finish. It’s medium to full bodied and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
(Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, 23 May 2010) Reddish brown colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of raisins, dried fruit and dusty hops. Malty, slightly fruity taste with red fruit, bready malt and a slightly bittersweet finish. More than medium body, drier than expected but with some malt sweetness. Tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
Copper colour with a nice white head. Thick and full bodied. Rather hoppy with banana and vanilla notes. Slightly metallic. Taste was not strongly expressed enough for my liking. Bitter, strong, lasting finish. Overall not bad, but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Draught at Black Door, Helsinki. Dark amber color. Resiny and sweaty hops in the aroma. Bittersweet caramelly flavor with resiny and fruity english hops, toffee and bread. Tannic dry hop finish. Full bodied chewy mouthfeel with hint of alcohol sharpness. Too caramelly and chewy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9404) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
Draught at the Temple Bar Brewpub. Deep copper color with a low head. Fruity malt aroma, with caramel and a touch of hops. Mellow flavor of fruit—dried, dark, fruit—and port. Sweet but superbly hopped. Bitter. Hop blast comes in late, at the finish, and lasts. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 26, 2010
VEry strong indeed. It was quite annoying after a while but well brewed. NIce aroma and features.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10673) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Draught at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with small light tan head. Mild bitter aroma. Harsh bitter hoppy flavour with grapefruit and resin. Grainy maltiness. Long bitter aftertaste.

   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.

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