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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Deu (896) - Nantes, FRANCE - JUL 27, 2012
330 ml bottle and on tap at the porterhouse central. Nice ale but nothing really impressive. I will try it again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Draft in Dublin: It had an oragne-copper color with a caramel and floral/citrus (couldnt figure out which) scent. Not much head. Defintaly a caramel/toffee undertone to the taste, and an excellent mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (885) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle at Craig?s house. Fairly dark brown. Small head. White head. Medium bitter taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elbernays (848) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 2, 2013
Dark amber. Nose is Earthy, grass, honey, fresh. Sweet malts, woody, dry bitterness, alcohol aftertaste. Medium body with light carbonation. Not bad

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kriegbaum (845) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
Beer-marathon, Sdr. Borup / Randers the 2012th Tender amber beer with an off-white head. Light fruity aroma and malt, caramel and hints of dark fruit. Sweet taste of malt, caramel and fruit. Moderately bitter in taste and aftertaste

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (802) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 2, 2011
Wein Kultur, Berlin. Opálos, barnás narancssárga színe van, valamint jókora tömör, sárgás színű és kitartó habja. Illata nagyon finom, gyümölcsösen komlós, karamellás, mazsolás és kissé likőrösen alkoholos, de a maláták aromája is jelentős. Íze malátás, mazsolás, gyümölcsösen komlós, mogyorós és karamellás lecsengéssel, illetve gyümölcsös és magvas, jó száraz utóízzel. Testes és ízes, igazán komoly ír főzet, nagyon ízlett.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with a small, white head. Aroma of roasted malts and grassy hops with a hint of dark fruit. Flavor is initially sweet with hints of dark fruit and caramel followed by a grassy bitter finish. Nice balance between sweet and bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
flip_soeperman (768) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
caramel, hay, floral, citrus, herbs, dough, earthy, red, hazy, white foam, very bitter, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, lively,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (748) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Rich brown with thick pillowy head. Aroma is alcohol, nutty and caramel malts. Sipping it is definitely malt-heavy - nuts and toffee. Some hop aroma - mostly floral...but basically it’s a malt story. Lingering bitterness. Chewy mouthfeel. Doppelbock-ish with hops.


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