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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 248   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11581) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ligt peat. Sticky medium-full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Draft in Dublin: It had an oragne-copper color with a caramel and floral/citrus (couldnt figure out which) scent. Not much head. Defintaly a caramel/toffee undertone to the taste, and an excellent mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29663) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2005
[Draft at Porterhouse, London] A nutbrown beer with a fine creamy beige head. It almost has no aroma - what is there is sweet nutty. The flavor is nutty as well combined with notes of roasted bread and alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2485) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Draught at Porterhouse, London: Small layer of a head, lace on the glasse. Orange color with some red sparklings. Soft carbonation. Flowery and slightly sweet nose. Barley malt kick, smooth - medium lasting with a toffee finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4219) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Draft at the Porterhouse in London. Body was uncarbonated, transparent and an orange hue. Caramel and malt aroma. Flavor was somewhat bitter, some hops and alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer with excellent lacing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2577) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2004
Sweet cara malt nose, brushed copper color, tight creamy head. Yeasty middle and a tight metallic toasted malt. Strong hop end that turns to roastedness. Kinda all over the board and the components don’t really come together. Nice flavors, but unsophisticated.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Coppery hue, sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor, slightly dry. Not enough depth or complexity for the alcohol strength.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilkTork (5250) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2004
Porterhouse Covent Garden. Sweet with a late hoppy bitterness. A simple beer with notes of crude alcohol. Not good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (4963) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 8, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 22. This draft brew from the Porterhouse brew pub in London poured a large sized head of foamy fine to large sized off-white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing and a uncarbonated transparent brown colored body. The aroma was malty with a mils caramel note and the mouth feel was tingly malty and mildly vinous with a nice smooth malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8530) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Soft amber colour, thin white head. Really fruity, cherry and blackberry with some caramel and toffeeish malt. Flavour is like a wee heavy, caramel malt, spicy, and hint of honey/molasses. Sweetness is well balanced however by some definite hop bitterness.


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