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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 238   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (352) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
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"

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2389) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Pours a two finger cream head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep clear copper/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Toasted malt nose and flavor is toasted malt and some caramel. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Po nalití lehké aroma kávy, karamele a praženého sladu, pěna je nízká krémové barvy s jemnými bublinkami. Pivo samotné je čiré měděné barvy vcelku příjemné na pohled. Po ochutnání je cítit velmi dominantní hořkost která přehlušuje ostatní chutě piva a v ústech se udržuje poměrně dlouho. Pitelnost dle mého není příliš vysoká kvůli opravdu silné hořkosti.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 8, 2013
Cerveza oscura con espuma persistente y denso. El sabor a las maltas tostadas es muy evidente y se nota también la graduación alcoholica. Muy recomendable

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3623) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Quite anaemic and expressionless aroma, some bitter hop with good will. Taste is minimally sweet malty, a touch of dry roasty notes, bitter hoppy overtones. Nicely balanced, but somehow weak, strenghtless and softish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2013
on Tap at the Temple Bar location in Dublin. Pours a deep copper color with an off white head. Aroma is sweet candy and malt. Taste is a smooth mellow sweetness. With a nice smooth Palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
11.2oz bottle from my local Kroger. Clear dark red color. Thin slightly off-white head. Decent spread out lace. Medium-plus body. Moderate, crisp carbonation. Spicy hops. Dark fruit, toasty, nutty malt aroma. Nice spicy bitter taste, light sweet. Pretty hoppy, but in an old hop, metallic sort of way, more malt forward. An alright hoppy western european strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
satanda (424) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2013
Polotmavé hodně silné pivo, chuťově o něco míň výrazné než třeba belgické fláky. Ale šlo to, k večerní přípravě prezentace ideální. Lahváč z pivoňky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10580) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260213

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Cask at Franciscan Well Winter Ale Festival. Not a whole lot going on on the nose. Pours amber red with a thin lingering white head. Tastes of caramel, with strong off-flavour cabbage, lingering sour/bitterness. I know it’s good as I’ve had it many times before, this seems like a misrepresentative bad cask. Will re-rate.


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