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

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RATINGS: 156   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%


Theydon_Bois' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle at home, BOE, 02/02/13. Light black in colouration with a thin tan head that soon dissipates to a bubbly film and edgeing., Nose carries roast malts, chocolate, dark toffee fudge, sugars, molasses. Taste comprises roast malt, milk chocolate, mineral tones, toffee, metallic hints, brown sugar. Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Decent stout.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (2022) - WALES - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle bought from Kris Wines a couple of days ago. 7.5%, BB Sep 2015, very nice presentation. Black, big foamy tan head endures throughout, full lacing. Aroma is musty, a little yeast, slight copper, some chocolate and spice. Body is medium to light, soft carbonation, pretty foamy. Taste is tangy malt, semisweet, drying, a little sharp and fairly bitter. Over-roasted coffee, woody, tangy dried fruits. A little too sharp for me.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (505) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Nice malty aroma, standard brown/black pour with respectable lacing. Flavour is good, nice maltiness but missing additional notes of spices or chocolate etc.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (337) - FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Noire de chez noire. Beau col de mousse chocolat au lait laissant une dentelle sur le verre. Nez de chocolat, café, malts grillés, noisette. Bouche sur le chocolat. Forte amertume, très sèche. Corps puissant un peu liquoreux. Bonne stout, très sèche, manque un peu de saveur...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elbernays (618) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 14, 2014
Pint in headline pub. Pours dark with creamy white head. Lactose, burnt malt, earth aroma. Flavour is sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Very smooth mouthfeel. Nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle from drink shop, tallinn. Black color, brown head. Aroma is nicely balanced, roasty, vanilla and sweet notes. Taste is roasty, dry coffee, some hops at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4602) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2014
330 ml bottle 7% ABV version @ Melkebaren. Dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted dark malt and coffee. Flavor is roasted dark malt, coffee, dark chocolate, medium bitter and rather dry. Nice and balanced body with a decent aftertaste. Not very complex, but solid work, pretty balanced where no particular flavor dominates. Enjoable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (530) - SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2014
Red-tinted black beer with a thick bubbly head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavour is light tangy fruit with thr chocolatey malt and a hoppy, slightly smoky aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (847) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2014
Ring-pull cap bottle 33cl. Pitch black, large creamy tan head, collapses slowly, long lasting, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, roasted barley, dark chocolate, some coffee, some licorice; taste moderate sweetbitter, licorice, roasty; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft mouthfeel, soft carbonation; roasty bittersweet finish, coffee notes. A very good smooth stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pepinis (54) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 5, 2014
Cerveza negra como el petróleo, buena formación de espuma y estabilidad media-alta. Su aroma en primer plano es de malta tostada que recuerda a regaliz, café y chocolate amargo. El lúpulo le hace tener un aroma fresco. En boca conserva bien todas las propiedades que destacan en el aroma. Tal vez la diferencia sea que todos esos matices se ven incrementados en el paladar y aparece las notas alcohólicas. De cuerpo denso y baja carbonatación su retrogusto es seco y amargo aunque no tanto debido al lúpulo como sí al tostado intenso de la malta. Una cerveza robusta que necesita degustarse con tranquilidad y que permanecera en el paladar durante largo tiempo. (Botella, 330 ml)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1877) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours Black with a tan head. Chocolatey roast malt on the nose and more of the same on the tongue. Cocoa powder and a touch of boozy warmth made this a delicious desert imperial with a dry chalky finish. Very nice.


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