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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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.


bartlebier's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3191) - Belchium im Biersgau, - NOV 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 330ml bottle - bierpost.com - The same quality blend of rich, tasty malts and subtly-dosed quality hops as in Porterhouse’s "Wrassler’s stout" - only, contrary to what the label says, the flavour does not wholly "belie its alcohol content" - with only 7 ABV, the distinct boozy esthers dominate the top of the aroma and almost make this great drinkable recipe into a cautious sipper. Hide the ABVs a bit better and I’m back on board for a full 6 pack. - Have to appreciate the Joycean "tasty drop" pun, though. -- Rerate II/2013: must have gotten a fresher bottle this time (bb24/06/2012): very tasty and none too stingingly added Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings make for a delicious ImpStout’ishly fresh fruity nose. Dry aftertaste, noticeable ABV remain. 2nd choice after Wrassler’s!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
aleksander9 (1176) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2016
Amber with white head. Red berries and caramel. Dry, toffee and alcoholic finish. Overall: meh meh

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1156) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is an amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma is made up of toffee, hops and sweet fruit with a strong alcohol smell. The taste is mostly hops and sweet malt. A really good English Strong Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2016
50 cl. bottle. Low but lasting fluffy light brown head. Clear dark amber body. Acidic to sour fruity lemon aroma and flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciocanelu (845) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 4, 2016
Clear mahogany color with beige head. Aroma is malty with dark sugar and caramel notes. Taste is bittersweet and roasty. Body is quite light and fizzy. Not bad but there’s not much going on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (109) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Rich toffee/mince pie/caramel nose. Big sweet/caramel malts with slight bitter finish. Nicely flavoured, nicely balanced. Tastes stronger than 6.5%!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratto (114) - - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle bbe19-04-16. Pours clear dark copper, head dissapears fast. Aroma sweet dried fruits, alcohol when cold. Taste sweet caramel with spicy and piney bitterness. Should be served quite warm otherwise the sweetness does not balance the hops and alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1383) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, raisins and toffee. Taste is an almost chewy mouthfeel with rich sweet malts and caramel. A moderate bitterness rounds out the palette nicely. Very slight flatness on finish. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (2080) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
Plums, sweet caramel. Taste is intensely sweetish-fruity, with a heavy bitter touch, feels boozy. Only 6.5ABV? incredible. A real taste explosion. Crazy stuff, but maybe someone appreciates it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2015
bottle from the fridge at pivo plzen. dark amber with a modest head; aroma of toffee, cake dough and menthol; light zesty citrus; full mouthfeel, modest bitterness; decent drinkability

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2737) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
Keg in the Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin. Amber with a thin off white head. Not too much aroma. The taste is mild spice and bitter citrus with toasty malt undertones. Quote tasty.


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