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


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RATINGS: 182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Imperial Irish Stout
Note: Brewed to a different recipe than the 2006 version.
Previously 7%
2016 vintage 6.5%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
javierlop (1) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2011 does not count
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JuanFlk80 (129) - SPAIN - JUL 29, 2016
Pinta en Cerveceria Kraken ( Oviedo ) Espuma densa duradera, buen sabor con toque de malta, chocolate y café, suave para ser una imperial pero con muy buen sabor, muy equilibrada

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Pour is brown black with a fizzy tan head that quickly disappears. Roasted malt, toffee, irish whiskey, oak and coffee in the aroma. Mouthfeel is slick, with a hint of carbonation in the body. Quite a heavy body. More warming Irish whiskey in the flavour, liquorice, with some background burnt malt which works very well. Finish is long and lush, with lots of lovely warming alcohol. Stunning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamedra (722) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Při nalévání je vidět tmavě rudá barva. Ve sklenici je následně pivo temně černé téměř neprůsvitné se znatelnou tmavě rudou barvou v užších částech sklenice. Pěna je nižší, tmavší krémové barvy, jemná a držící. Vůně piva je velmi příjemná, středně silná káva s náznaky ovoce a karamelu. Po prvním ochutnání je pěna piva velmi příjemná na rtech, doprovázená kávovou hořkostí se sladkým okrajem připomínající nezamíchaný lehce oslazený šálek kávy, doplněný slabší chutí karamelu. Jedná se o velmi výtečný, vybalancovaný stout který se opravdu dobře pije.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
satanda (439) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 9, 2013
Jeden z nejlepsich stoutu.co jsem kdy pil. Tmava barva, husta pena, takove pivni kafe. Lahvac z pivonky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diaga (8) - IRELAND - JAN 4, 2011 does not count
Bottle from source. Fantastic stout, deceptively strong and surprisingly easy to drink. Wonderful flavour, much more of a treacle/chocolate feel that I would normally associate with strong ales. The head was a little lacking which can be a common problem with some bottled stouts, but this is a very minor complaint overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2011
330 ml bottle with tear-off cap, from Řlkonsortiet, Aalborg. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 7.0%. Pitch black colour, large tan head. Very nice roasty aroma, notes of dark chocolate, mild coffee and tar, a hint of liquorice. The flavour is moderately roasty and fairly dry, with strong notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Just a slight fruity acidity. The finish has a solid hoppy and roasty bitterness. Slightly salty aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - OCT 26, 2011
Botella de 330ml servida en copa Globo.Saboreada en may´11. Brota con negro color.Espuma persistente, color beige de burbuja pequeńa.Anillos de encaje. Aromas de café torrefacto, levadura y maltas tostadas.Sabor lígero a lúpulo y paladar con agradable amargor.Matices de frutos secos. Cuerpo intenso y carbonatación adecuada.Notas de ciruelas pasas y café en el retrogusto.Buena asimilación.330ml bottle served into an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Pours black in color. Large bubble beige lasting foam.Lacing rings left.Toasted coffee, yeast & toasted malt aromas.Low hoppy tasting but gentle bitterness on palate. Dry nut hints.Full body & average carbonation.Prune & coffee notes on the aftertaste.Drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 30, 2013
Dobry ale nie rewelacyjny w porownaniu do innych imperialnych stoutow. Charakterystyczna goryczka i palony slod. Troche delikatny podobny do guinnessa tyle ze z o wiele wieksza piana. trwala i czapowata po mojemu. Intensywnie geste i czarne tak jak guinnessy, ale delikatne jak na ten wymagajacy gatunek

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Mřrk brun farve med mřrk beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe, bek og sjokolade. Smak av malt, kaffe og sjokolade. Passet bra som min #600. Melkebaren.

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