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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Black with short lived tan head. Nice aroma, chocolate, ovaltine, wood, vanilla, some alcohol, plum. Taste is a nice concoction of chocolate and wood, some dark fruit, licorice and a little alcohol. Slightly thin with a clean finish. Good beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (2014) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is superb. Vanilla notes from the wood which unlocked a smell memory of full-bodied red wine. Taste is fruits of the forest, burnt toast and ever-present alcohol. Lightly bitter finish. Some coffee and chocolate in there. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14486) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle @ kihoskh. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Lots of vanilla, Chocolate and oak. Vague coffee roast. A bit of port and Warmth from alcohol. Lovely!

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2775) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2012
Flaske: Brunsort øl med et brunligt skumhoved. Duft af aske og meget brændte malte. Umiddelbart tænker man absolut ingen fadlagring. Tilgengæld er smagen dejlig overraskende. Masser af vanilie lægger sig ovenpå de brændte malte og gør det til en fornøjelse at drikke. Bare synd at duften og udseendet ikke er fantastisk.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1538) - (originally west London), Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 (Bottled) fumes of chocolate , raisins , and roasted malts in a woodiness is there in the air ..blackness , beigeness ..... rich palate , lots of barrel ageing emphasis and roastiness , raisins and blackcurrants . A pretty pleasant drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
Flöska. Pitch black colour, light brown small head. Lots of roasted malt and sweetness with dark fruits, chocolate and bit alcohol with wood. Good sticky mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of roasty maltiness indeed with good chocolate, dark fruit, wood, alcohol, licorice and a good dry bitterness. Sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle at Carsten & Jette, thx a lot. Black with a beige head. Aroma heavy malty (licorice, oak, whiskey). Flavor medium to heavy sweet with notes of licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, whiskey). Soft carbonated. Very nice at the right temperature, else a bit cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a strong soon disappearing fizzy head. The aroma is fairly strongly coffee and vinous, and the flavour is very well roasted with a malty and vinous bitter finish. Overall a good very strongly flavoured stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle at The Bottle Shop Canterbury. Black as hell body thin beige head. Woody vinous aroma. Some whiskey. Aroma like a good oloroso sherry. Woody. Yes too woody. Bug slap of alcohol and vanilla and just too much dry wood. Almost too much. The thing is there is a really good beer beneath this but the wood is too much now and will only grow. It is like licking a plank of pine wood and its too much. Its a decent little impy stout but the barrel ageing hasnt helped it too much as the plank overwhelms the fruit. Still its decent if a touch too woody

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16187) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
Courtesy of HenrikSoegaard, bb 13.08.13
Black color; medium sized head. Mild aroma of chocolate, vanilla, liquor, wood. Excellent flavor, it tastes like a chocolate filled with liquor, and vanilla, with a touch of liquorice; very rich; moderate sweetness; in the final there is some liquorice and tar, and very light malt sourness. Nice alcohol warmth.
Excellent beer, with a vibe.


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