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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Imperial Irish Stout
Note: Brewed to a different recipe than the 2006 version.
Previously 7%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
330ml brown bottle. Now 7% as per label, best before 16 02 15. Deep brown/blackish pour, surprisingly creamy and sticky tan cap, good thick bands of lace in the glass. Nose has chocolate and roast and maybe a faint nut note. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, a little caramel, and maybe a subtle smokiness from the malt. Quite a roasty and bitter finish. A good brew, mellow for the style, but highly enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (5343) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle @ Jackl Towers. Another rotbox special. Deep brown with a thick, creamy tan head. Definitely an attractive beer. Strong nose of dark roasted malts, coffee, sweet molasses. Hints of sweet red fruits, cherry skin. Unexpectedly rich and lush aromas. Unfortunately, the flavor isn’t as expansive. Thin burnt toast and dark roasted coffee. Brown sugar and nuts. Charred grain. Strong, almost boozy bitter finish. Medium body, strong carbonation. A let down after a very strong start.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CountDrugula (23) - - MAY 14, 2014
This belongs to the "smooth and drinkable yet tasty and awesome" tier of imperial stouts. Aroma is mostly rich and pleasant roasted malt, with some dark fruits and a yeasty reminiscence. The taste is intense and complex as expected, no trace of alcohol strength but lots of malt, licorice and some kind of floral stuff instead. Really smooth mouthfeel and an interesting and enduring bitter aftertaste which reminds me of a hoppy brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1631) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2014
Cervesa molt torrada, aromàtica i molt gustosa. Cerveza muy tostada, aromática y muy sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
on tap Intense-malty, fruity (dark cherries), viscous. Intense-malty, sticky roasted-intense. The aftertaste is roasty, smooth-intense. Bitterness fits in nice.
For me a bit too viscous-concentrated. --> 12/10/12/12

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (438) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Pours flat with a little head. Light vanilla with dark roasted malts, coffee, bit of vanilla, a little bitter. Basically everything you want in a stout. Top Shelf

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dohny (291) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma: chocolate, alcohol. Flavor: chocolate, ash, roasted malt. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Balance towards bitterness which lingers in aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2483) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Aroma orange melon, milky roasted chocolate. Plums. Almost black colour. Taste is nicely roasted, coffee and chocolate. Very very light vanilla. Surprisingly easily drinkable. Long roasted dry chocolatey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2072) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours nearly black color, beige head. Aroma is yellow melone, coffee, cocoa, alcohol (vodka?). Taste is medium bitter, lightly sweet, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, hoppy, alcohol not that visible as in aroma. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Almost black color beer with medium beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, wood, alcohol. Dry finish. Good.


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