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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. ARoma of fruits, light spice and some caramel. Flavour of fruits, some herbs, some caramel, orange and vague spice. Medium bodied. Ends on a fruity and light bitter note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
Clear amber with tiny white creamy head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and grainy notes. Sweet and fruity flavor with caramel notes.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 28, 2011
Botella. Clear amber colour, beige like head, medium sized, rather short lasting. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, alcohol and hops. Good mouthfeel. Flavour of toasted malt and caramel, bitter herbal spice like with alcohol, bitter hops and bit fruit. Bitter dry alco hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (10259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Draft (Porterhouse, Dublin) Deep copper colour, thin tight head. Slightly sickly sour strong fruity/malty aroma. Slightly unsophisticated alcoholic taste. Previously had far worse examples, only rating the best one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
It’s dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of malt, fruits, caramel - the flavor is sweet, dry and slightly bitter with notes of fruit, malt, caramel, light raisin, and the finish is dry and slightly bitter. Not as complex as I hoped.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (9939) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
Dunkel Bernstein, geringe Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, blumig, fruchtig. Geschmack malzig, fruchtig, zum Ende hin bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Sample at Porterhouse Central. This brew pours a deep amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malt, caramel and fruit. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and a some hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a pale malt aftertaste. Decent all around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (9064) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
Draught strong ale served at a perfect drinking temperature at Porterhouse, London. An off-white foamy head over a shining mahogany body. Malty to the nose. Solid taste of dark and dried fruits on a malty backbone. Bitter endnotes. Almost full bodied (full pint shared with Geir, 05.08.2008).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (8948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Hotel room, Radisson Blu Aarhus
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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