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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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (3822) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bierkrug (2133) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6421) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
satanda (428) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11218) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (4610) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Keg @ The Porterhouse. The pour’s a deep amber color with a small white head. The nose is red apple skin, some caramel, toasted grain, general woody shrubbery. The taste is more red apple skin, fall fruits. Some syrup. Brown bread toast. A bit of peppery spice. Hot, this drinks like a big beer. Full body, slightly sticky. Overall, not particularly complex or interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3001) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle@home from drinkstore 25/1/13 Pours dark brown with off-white head. Good condition with strong Goldings earthy spiciness on the nose. quite metallic bitterness, boozy and malt sweetness. Not my thing at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1127) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
330ml bottle. Aroma is a dark caramel malt and a touch of booze. Pour is a reddish brown, filtered, moderate tan head. Dark roasty malt and earthy hops. Medium body. Overall, kind of a light barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
33cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 22, 2012. BB 30 12 10.
Hazy copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, citrus scent, also grainy and some sirup. Malty, dry, grainy, bitter, citrus peel taste. Dry bitter aftertaste, also some hints of chocolate. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high to high dry bitterness.
Would like it better less bitter and with more residual sugar/sweentess.

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