Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 278   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 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandman (2660) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8421) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9537) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MesandSim (7117) - 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...

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2008
Draught. Pours appealing opaque amber, with decent head. Roasted malt and yeast on the nose. Pleasant mouthfeel of fruity hops, malt and caramel. High alcohol content is well camouflaged. Decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
Draught strong ale served at a perfect drinking temperature at Porterhouse, London. An off-white foamy head over a shining mahogany body. Malty to the nose. Solid taste of dark and dried fruits on a malty backbone. Bitter endnotes. Almost full bodied (full pint shared with Geir, 05.08.2008).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
One of my favorites sampled at the Porterhouse both in Dublin and London. This beer is a nice amber and a good mix of bread/malt and bitter/sweet. Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. It’s light in body and yummy.

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