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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 246   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2102) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2012
11.2 oz bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of nuts, malts, some floral notes and fruit. Taste is malts, caramel and a nice bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8601) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Pours a clear copper with a thin fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, mild fruits. The taste is toffee, caramel, citrus hop. Medium bodied, mild heat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"so far my favorite of the 3 porterhouse beers i’ve had. great balance between sweet and slightly nutty and roasted malt, and fruity, citrus and slightly bitter hops. really opens up nicely."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2629) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear, deep amber with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of caramel, orange notes and herbal hops. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A nice Ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Appearance: Dark red-brown, clear, bubbly. Ok amount of light tan head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, burnt, slight tar. Warming. Slight dark fruit. A bit harsh, actually.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €3.40
Info: 29/8-2014, 62/300M, BB: 16/2-2015

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (306) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Poured a nice clear brown colour with 1 finger on head and ok lacing. Biscuit malts, caramel & confectionery, fruit, and a hoppy punch near the end. It’s quite sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1725) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
Draught, small creamy stable head, clear burgundy red colour, aroma of caramel, demerara sugar, toffee and some biscuit, flavour of caramel and biscuit with some fruity hints,pleasant light bitterness which blends with the strong malty traits, silky texture. Nice sipping beer, great match with fruit based deserts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fredxyz (19) - BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2014
Puro lúpulo! Uma strong ale com paladar de ipa. Cor cobre escuro. Espuma bela mas durou pouco.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, copper pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, malty, sweet, yum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (3629) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2014
Amber bodied and stable head. Odd middle between dusty hops, cough drop, cereal and amber malts, thrown together with a biscuity yeast. Not what I expected or wanted at the moment, but not horrible. Taste is more with a plan, it seems, fairly bitter yet classic still. Not horrible, but not in style either. Didn’t set me on fire. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6787) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep red-copper body, thick off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and light phenols (band-aid). Sweet caramel malts, lightly toasty, ascerbic bitterness. Harsh finish. Disappointing.


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