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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Foley’s Sligo [220913]
Dark amber, clear, big frothy white head, good lacing
Aroma - Fairly heavy sweet caramel malts, slight grain, hint of fruity hop resins, mainly malts, touch spicy
Taste - Fruity caramel malts, dab of caramelised orange, bitter spicy English hops, touch peppery, some bitter hop resins, alcohol quite noticeable, quite a complex flavour profile but mainly malty
Palate - Medium carb and body. Fairly smooth texture. Finish - quite dry, some bitter spicy hops, bitter alcohol linger
Overall - Smooth beer, strong bitter finish, fairly long bitter linger, quite good overall

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5015) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Sweet caramel malt and some brown sugar notes. Sweet caramel malt with a resiny like bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. a good beer

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
culchiem (2518) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
Deep red with a solid head. Aroma is strong malt. Flavour is warming malt and notes of plum, dark fruit and alco. A little dry burn on a long dry finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2388) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a dark copper colour with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel and brown sugar, hints of toast and a spicy hoppiness. Flavour is toasty caramel, candied dried fruit, and a surprising spicy bitterness. Body on the heavy side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (875) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 10, 2013
330ml bottle. Deep copper, almost brown, frothy off white head. Caramel, nuts, cereal, toasted malt and burnt sugar in the nose, with a hint of perfumy hops. Flavour is sweet caramel offset with an understated English hop bitterness. Quite highly carbonated and big bodied. Finish is dusty malt, bittersweet. A nice example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 17, 2013
Dark copper colour, lacing. Sweet malty aroma, taste of cherries, chocolate and some bitterness, Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2150) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle during lunch at Porterhouse at Fraunces Tavern in financial district. Pours clear amber brown with one finger head. Nose if light dusty caramel. Tastes of caramel, toffee, malt, some fruit, dust, and a bitter finish. Fit the venue nicely.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mzaar (1606) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
På fat. Bärnstensfärgad med medelstort vitt skum. Juliga dofter av nejlika, kardemumma, apelsin och ingefära. Alkoholen känns för mycket i smaken för att det ska vara riktigt behagligt. Där har karamell och lime tryckt in sig bland julkryddorna. Beskan är emellertid väl avvägd.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strangehorse (47) - - JUN 28, 2013
Stronger-tasting than expected with a good head. Preferred their Hophead for taste and flavour, but enjoyed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2013
The head is robust, body red, brown. It smells hoppy, bitter, fruity. The taste is aromatic, hoppy-fruity, bitter, aromatic, balanced. Great! 13/12/12/13/14/13


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