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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 250   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2589) - 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 (971) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1075) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle to bock glass Strawberry, apricot, malt, and rum. Slightly reddish amber with a very creamy off white head. Taste is malt, peat, apricot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4981) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle - Sweet caramel and some butterscotch. Cloudy copper with a beige head. Caramel and toffee with some nice bitterness.in the finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - 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 (6083) - 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 (2749) - 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 (1469) - 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 (356) - 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 (1787) - 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.


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