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

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RATINGS: 149   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%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2012
The head is medium-robust, the color brown, the body black. It smells sweet-CO², sweet-chocolate, roastmalty. The taste is coffee, roasty, a bit bitter chocolate with chili, roasty-very nice. Full bodied and very nice! 12/12/12/13/13/13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draft at the Birch. Presents with a big frothy head of tan atop a nice muddy beer. This drinks with an exceptionally sweet front end and only a little medicinal burn on the back side. Scarily easy to drink. (#4796, 10/6/2012)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinal: aroma av bjørnebær. En god og bæraktig smak og ettersmak. Kom for sent på kvelden til å få en helt saklig vurdering, må prøves på nytt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense light Brown head. Aroma: roast, Liqourice, light tar! Vague smoke and vague coffee. Flavour: roast, smoke, chocolate, tar, coffee and then some. Medium bodied. Ends heavy roasted bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2099) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe
Black, big tan frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of dark malts, lots of soft roasted malts, bit of spiciness, touch of dark sugars, not a big aroma
Taste - Rich dark dryish malts, soft smoke, soft roasted malts, some unusual roasted malt in there (maybe the yeast), coffee, touch of bitter plain chocolate, hint of treacle, quite simple but good clean flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body, oily palate. Finish - dry, roasted malts, bitter and a bit tangy linger
Overall - Interesting stout, rather dry and has a slight tang on the finish. There is a spicyness in there too. Not amazing but pretty solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours an almost pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, ashy and burnt notes, liquorice and tar. The flavor follows the nose and is fairly roasty and burnt, I get the ashy and tar notes, coffee and liquorice. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a solid Imperial Stout, but nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1624) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Draft at Farmers Cabinet. Opaque black with a tight brown head. Lace. Dark clear coffee. Cocoa beans. Burnt toast. Charcoal. Hint of sweetness but overall quite bitter. Medium light body. Very dark and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeverszeuge (617) - GERMANY - JUL 12, 2012
# 3109 ersma: „right-handed beer from ireland“. das „right-handed“ wird deutlich, wenn man die flasche korrekt in die hand nimmt. dann ist nämlich da, wo der daumen ist, eine fingerkuppen-förmige relief-prägung. sehr cool! pechschwarz mit bräunlichem schaum mittlerer haltbarkeit. der geruch ist röstmalzig mit aromen von kaffee, lakritz und trockenpflaumen. der antrunk ist röstmalzig, recht herb. aromen von kaffee, etwas verbranntem holz und lakritz. zur mitte mehr hopfenherbe und mehr röstaromen. der abgang ist herb, röstig mit schoko und kaffe sowie trockenpflaumen. langer nachhall. flasche: s. o. fazit: ein schönes, wenn auch leichtes, imperial stout mit ausgeprägten aromen. unbedingt probierenswert. 12,12,11,12,12,12 - 11,85 - 12/

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2012
0.33 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Almost black dark reddish brown color. Vinous raisiny and coffeish aroma with raspberry. Roasty and burnt flavor with coffee and burnt raspberry. Dry roasty and bitter finish. Good vinous stout, a bit acrid but it does not bother in small quantities.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (634) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours jet black with bubbly tan head - heavy lacing. Aroma is heavily roasted malt, dark roasted coffee beans, cacao, slight booze note. Taste is primarily deep roasted malt, bitter coffee, slight dark fruit notes. Full mouthfeel, but slightly coarse. Aftertaste is roasted, bitter, and very dry. One of the Porterhouse's best offerings.


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