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

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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 (7924) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (3587) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with late awakening, average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, beige to tan head. Fruity, dark malty aroma, notes of red and dark berries, yeasty overtones, imaginary dark chocolate. Taste is roasty dark malty, bitter hoppy overtones, also some dark malty sweetness, a mixture of inexplicit coffee and dark chocolate notes, a nuttily touch. Has of course nothing to do with a "big" Imperial Stout beyond the 10% abv and activates a more restricted flavour-area; still a very robust stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 29, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Look: pitch black, beige frothy to creamy head. Aroma: moderate roast, black malts, licorice/Valerian, perhaps chocolate. Some sweet fruitiness as it warms up, that resembles dark honey rather than dried fruit. Taste: very roasty, a bit acid even, light saltiness, very bitter hoppy finish and some ashes in the after taste.

Quite nice, but the bitterness is a bit over the top and seems unbalanced for the body and level of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1548) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
A colablack beer with quite big and beige head that stays as a thin layer. The nose is smooth, coffee, roastiness and chocolate, some lactose and hint of fresh bitter almond. Taste is strongly roasted, liquirice, bitter almond, herbal hops. Medium+ bodied, enough smooth to drink. Slightly different IS than normally, the bitter almond is quite unique nuancee. Good but not a top beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2541) - 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 (4299) - 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 (20) - - 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 (1172) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2014
Cervesa molt torrada, aromŕtica 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 (2338) - 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 (246) - 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 (199) - 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.


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