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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 258   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2194) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 10, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours a beautiful mahogany/red with medium head. Aromas of red fruit, toffee, and malts. Flavours of plums and caramel but hops bitterness is quite strong and sharp.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nihtila (1279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Taste has some very strong rye-like malt, not pleasant. Also other malts, ripe fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (346) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Aroma is brown sugar, a bit of smoke, vanilla, and whiskey. Taste starts out slightly sour, the vanilla and whiskey notes show through, ends with a faint hop bitterness. I like this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (3545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Backlog rating. Keg at Porterhouse London. It pours a deep rich amber color with a nice creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with notes of toffee, dried fruits, bread dough and light yeasty spices. Taste is softly sweet and malty, and medium bitter, grassy and earthy. More notes of toffee, bread dough, grains, grass. Medium to full bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, decent strong ale

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1188) - Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours the same color as a good bourbon. Head is thin but persistent. Toasted malts are not complimented by the hops. A soda type character remains dank through the palate. Good body. This beer is okay, just not a top strong ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sean19 (13) - GERMANY - FEB 2, 2015
Sehr starkes Rotbier mit 7%. Aroma von englischen Weingummis; ungewöhnlicher, intensiver Geschmack. Zunächst eher süß, wieder ein Hauch von Weingummis. Im Nachgeschmack durchaus bitter. Ungewöhnlich aber gut.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (408) - FRANCE - JAN 10, 2015
Ambrée, fin col de mousse crémeuse. Nez de malts légèrement torréfiés, noix, fruits secs. Attaque amère, malts grillés, café. L’amertume tient bien en bouche, les arômes explosent en fruits secs.Bonne carbo, corps interssant, l’gèrement sucrée.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8221) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
Slightly aged sample, 9 months after BBDYellowish, small head, hazy brown beer with an orange sheen. Oxydized, nutty, sweet - strange for a 7% ABV beer with really not that much aging. Bitter - hoppy - nutty; faint hints at dark chocolate. Bit wry - like walnut peel. Medium bodied, surprisingly spritzy, nearly overcarbonated. Maybe typical Delirium sample - prematurely aged.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2014
Draft @ Porterhouse, Covent Garden WC2. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2947) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
(Porterhouse An Brainblásta (Braonblásta)) Bottle 330 ml at home, from a trade with torriman, thanks! Served into a snifter, ABV 7% Deep red colour on the body, small but thick tan head, with good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has milky chocolate and vanilla at first, caramel and red stewed fruits and light alcohol after a while with the chocolate returning after every swirl of the glass. Taste mostly of red fruits, moderate sweet, caramel, some alcohol hints, sugar, light english hops, good bitter finish that builds up on the aftertaste. Medium thin body, nicely carbonated, with a good dryness on the palate. Really good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1151) - SPAIN - NOV 23, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, afrutado, resinoso, ligeramente a caramelo y lupulo.


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