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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 250   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Rich brown with thick pillowy head. Aroma is alcohol, nutty and caramel malts. Sipping it is definitely malt-heavy - nuts and toffee. Some hop aroma - mostly floral...but basically it’s a malt story. Lingering bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel. Doppelbock-ish with hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (1121) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
Dark amber body with high creamy head. Aroma has strong malt opening with dark fruity tones, specific english yeast spiciness, bit of alcohol is evident. Taste has high earthy bitterness upfront with low to medium caramel sweetness support. Grassy after taste. Body is full with medium to high carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2707) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
330ml brown bottle. Dark orange pour, creamy tan foam on top with some sticky lacing. Nose has some sweet notes of caramel and sponge candy and some hops. Taste has toffee malts and a bit of chocolate, citrus hops. Medium bitterness, earth and grass aftertaste. Medium bodied with a mild carbonation. A nice strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (905) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 14, 2014
Drought. Reddish amber with beige creamy head, slight hops aroma, well b alanced taste with an alcohol aftertaste, medium finish. The alcohol is a bit too prominent.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kespecial (34) - - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at Fraunces Tavern. Something of an Irish attempt at an American DIPA, or an over-the-top boozy bitter. Appearance is promising, with a brilliant copper red color with a thin white head. Nose is odd, a little sour, a little grass, some hops. Taste is strong giggles hops, a little too one note. Would like either more malt backbone or more citrusy/piney variety hops. Not bad at all, but a little disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (8397) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
Dunkel Bernstein, geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, blumig, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, zum Ende hin bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Rating #774 - Nov 18, 2013 - Bottle at beer revolution. Dark brown-black pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is floral, oily hops, rich toffee burnt sugar malty sweetness. Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the more noble hops. Absolutely superb.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Aroma: Bready Malts, Sweet Bread, Mildly Metallic Appearance: Brown/Mildly Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Thick Off White Head, Decent Lacing Taste: Bready Malts, Mild Plums, Mildly Boozy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Watery

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (629) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2013
Dark amber. Nose is Earthy, grass, honey, fresh. Sweet malts, woody, dry bitterness, alcohol aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. Not bad

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
KaptenBoelja (3) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Brainblast at its best. Copper colour bitterness just right with a grassy EKG finish. Tested in the best PUB in Dublin.


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