Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 238   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, dried fruits. Flavour is alcohol, hop, dried fruits, caramel. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10123) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10111) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (8996) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
Soft amber colour, thin white head. Really fruity, cherry and blackberry with some caramel and toffeeish malt. Flavour is like a wee heavy, caramel malt, spicy, and hint of honey/molasses. Sweetness is well balanced however by some definite hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (7930) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Bronze with an off-white head. Aromas are berries with woody notes and soft spices. Vinous with red wine notes. Some musty vinegar aspects. Flavours are toffee and berries with spices. Quite dry with a peppery, yeasty, earthy finish. Some grapefruit bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7760) - 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).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
33cl bottle thanks to Ingo! Sampled on December 22, 2012. BB 30 12 10.
Hazy copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, citrus scent, also grainy and some sirup. Malty, dry, grainy, bitter, citrus peel taste. Dry bitter aftertaste, also some hints of chocolate. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium high to high dry bitterness.
Would like it better less bitter and with more residual sugar/sweentess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7585) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2009
2009-05-15. Red-brown body with a small creamy beige head and lace. First sip is pleasantly hoppy, quickly followed by some brash alcohol with sweet malt in tow. Pleasant malt core is sweet but hop bitterness and lightly warming alcohol overtones end up being the focus of your attention. (7+) Aroma is mild, and not helped by the shape of the sample glass unfortunately. Mild hops and malt managed to make a bit of an impression. (6+) Average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at the brewpub.

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