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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2537) - 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!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (887) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Pour is amber with a frothy head, aroma is apple. Taste is malty, fruity, powerful bitter finish with rum notes. Interesting brew

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1152) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear amber brown, average frothy off-white head, diminishes slowly, good lacing; complex aroma, dark malts, dark fruits, caramel, licorice, light roasted, cocoa, hint of citrus; taste medium sweet and bitter, chocolate, roasty; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste full bitter, sweet notes, roasted, spicy notes, chocolate in the finish; quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4203) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2015
On tap at The Porterhouse Bar Central in Dublin. Comes a clear amber with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruit, and caramel. Did not get much in the way of hops. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (395) - PORTUGAL - MAY 7, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 9E, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: sweet malty aroma with notes of dried fruits, roasted malt, dried grapes and a slight whiskey barrel and caramelized malt aspect. APPEARANCE: reddish copper color with orange highlights and translucent. medium dark beige head with medium retention. TASTE: initial sweet malty flavour, with some notes of dried fruits and whiskey barrel that evolves into a roasted and highly bitter finish. High bitterness from hops and roasted malt that lasts beyond a dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with medium-low carbonation. finish almost astringent. OVERALL: and interesting strong ale with a bit too much roasted flavour.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (219) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2015
Beautiful deep red color. The foam is rough and disappears quickly. The smell is great. It is really sour, it has something of sour cream and strawberries. There are also some other red fruits, like berries. The taste is incredible. There is apple and other fruits, really sweet but it also has a beery bitterness. It is a beer like no other.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nihtila (1622) - 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 (414) - 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 (3585) - 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 (1237) - 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.


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