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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sibarh (149) - Białystok, POLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Kolor - czarny. Piana - beżowa, średnio wysoka, średnio trwała. Zapach - mocny, kawa i gorzka czekolada. Smak - wyraźnie kawowe i czekoladowe, nuta whisky wyraźna, mocno palone, średnia słodycz, mocna goryczka. Dobre, tylko do degustacji.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (2095) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines. I’ve had this about 18 months. It’s aged in ’Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey casks.’ Colour is very dark brown to black, tan head which dissipates to a thin edge ring. Nose is sweet, sherry, whisky barrel, musty fortified wine, musty aged wood, some Marmite and yeast extract, some slight oxidisation mustiness, chocolate, black coffee and roasted malt. Taste is musty oxidisation, but not in an unpleasant way, Marmite, black treacle sweetness, roasted malt, sherry, aged wood, slight cola sweetness, dark chocolate, bit of black coffee. The yeast extract and barrel ageing is dominating things, but it’s not too overpowering. Nicely warming and decently balanced. Body isn’t huge. Heading towards big but lighter than some. Finish is yeast extract savoury and salty on the back of the tongue, and traces of the sherry and whisky from the barrel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (216) - ponferrada, SPAIN - JAN 28, 2015
Cerveza de color marrón oscuro con una cabeza de color canela. Aroma a alcohol, whisky, malta tostada con un toque a madera. Sabor dulce a malta tostadas, whisky, madera y notas de alcohol y de vainilla con un final tostado y seco. Me gusto Mucho.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (2489) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
Taken from notes, at Porterhouse Dublin, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: lots of whiskey, some chocolate as well, some wood. TASTE: feels like a bit of whiskey was trapped in the barrel and has come out with the beer, lots of whiskey taste, but all around a nice stout!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
poech73 (255) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2014
bière brune type anglaise. Au nez fortes effluves alcooliques de wisky, malt fortement torréfié, caramel. En bouche, le wisky envahi tout et déborde le palais. Sur la fin la dégustation développe ses aômes de barique, de syrop de malt, de céréales et se termine avec une amertume discrète mais tenace sur la longueur. L’attaque agresse le palais et l’estomac en alcool au point de faire tourner la tête à la 1ère gorgée. Du coup, je suis allé commandé une autre bière, disant que celle-là ne le convenait pas. Je l’ai quand même gardé de côté, et finalement, je l’ai terminée mais avec labeur ! En bouche, le wisky reste bien présent; ce n’est que sur la fin de la gorgée que le stout revient en laissant des saveurs boisées et amérisées sur des notes aromatiques. Trop fort, pas mon truc :/

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
aoifep (3) - Dublin 24, IRELAND - APR 27, 2014 does not count
Where have you been all my life, would drink this beer all day and night - freaking sweet!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, wood, vanilla, whisky, taste is similar, rich.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (20712) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled. Near black, small beige head. Aroma of licorice and woody whiskey. Near full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and raisins, lots of coffee, notes of whiskey.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdheredia2 (24) - - MAY 20, 2014
I love a great stout and I love Irish whiskey. This beer is a perfect marriage. Hardly any bitter of the stout but contains a great balance of sweet taste. Had this from bottle right after drinking the Regular Celebration stout at Delirium cafe in Brussels. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore [Jan 2014]
Pitch black, big thick beige head that dissipates, good lacing
Aroma - Rich meaty roast, definite whisky but not too much, bit vinous. some dark fruits, touch of red berries, hint of treacle, woody, complex
Taste of dark malts, mellow roast, hint of vanilla, the whisky is good in this, bit leathery, dab of dark fruits, some alcohol is noticeable, touch of chocolate, again complex
Palate - soft carb, full body, very smooth. Finish as main flavour, warming alcohol, a bit dry
Overall - The whisky does work in this - decent impy


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