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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 241   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13852) - Hĝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Salling. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dominated by rich caramel, toffee, malt and hops. Quite sweet yet still bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13803) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle @ Kolding Ĝlmesse , 2011. Pours clear copper with a white head. Pepper, alcohol, fruit and hops. Medium bodied. Dry end

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13596) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
On draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Like the Thomas Hardy Ale and the Sarah Hughes Ruby Mild I had earlier this is very malty. The malt here is tempered by a good dosing of hop. Still alcoholic and malty. Hop finish is in fact quite harsh, but doesn’t alleviate the rich malt and alcohol. Coffee/choc/syrupy malt aroma and in mouth with some sweetish berry fruit. Hit of harsh hop on end. Sweet tangerine in there too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13360) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear deep red/brown - white head. Bitterness, medium malty, roasted, cocoa dryness, chocolate, berries, light fruity, citrus, red berries, nutty, bread. Bitter and dry malty finish. Nice.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark amber colored beer, with a dense, finger-thick light beige head on top. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with some maltyness and alcohol. Fruity and sweet flavor with a light malty touch. Some bitterness and alcohol. Medium to full body. Some bitterness and alcohol in the finish too. Sure drinkable, but rather boring and uninteresting. 110826

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Draught@brew pub, Dublin. Amber color, steady off-white head. Complex aroma has apricot, mango, glue and brandy. Creamy mouthfeel. Dried fruits mixed with alcohol and hops in the flavor. Hoppy and alcoholic aftertaste. Winter-warmer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
Keg, Covent Garden. Pale dull amber. The aroma is caramel-accented and fairly clean. A little bit of caramel on the palate with light alcohol back notes. Drinks mellow for a 7% beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ligt peat. Sticky medium-full body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Beermerchants.com
Clear dark caramel colour with a big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has toasted caramel, a hint of chocolate, light vinious, a bit of fruity hops. Medium carbonation, good creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is deep caramel, quite toasted, bordering on roasted, some chocolate, fairly dry and bitter finish. Grainy and slightly hoppy. Vinious and warming. A nice drink.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11055) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
At Kolding Ĝlmesse. Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and herbal hops. Sweet caramel malty flavour. Some alcohol noticed. Bitter finish.


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