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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... light alcohol ... soft whisky nose ... dark malts ... soft chocolate ... dark malts ... definite if soft whisky tones ... nice enough

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
bottle at charlies, pitch dark, smooth brown head. Dark malts, roasted stuff , wood, licorice in the aroma. 8. Flavor is roasted malts, wood, licorice, chocolate, great complexity and balance

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth chocolate and vanilla. Smooth caramelish, vanilla and chocolate. Dense vanilla, chocolate and caramelish malty flavoured. Light bitterness. Dark chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2012
Bottled. A very dark brown beer with a red shine under a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, whiskey, roasted malt, and a bit of wood. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, roasted malt, whiskey, wood, and a bit of soy sauce, leading to a dry, roasted, and alcoholic finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bendrixian (1073) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
Has a certain clarity amongs the dark brew. big chocolate aroma, very rich. dense, woodsy, charcoal (from a barrel i pressume). wow, a little of heat, rich chocolate. this is an amazing brew. love it!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atheist_Peace (931) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours deep brown/black with a tan head that leaves a hint of lace. Thereís definitely a whiskiness to the nose with some subdued roasted coffee and stewed fruit. Thereís an antique woodiness there too Iím digging a lot. The booze is quite well hidden. The booze comes out on the palate but only as a warming and drying agent. This is certainly a toned down imperial stout but Iím liking it a lot. Thereís a coffee feel right up front that gives way to the booze and licorice. The finish lasts for about 7 weeks and keeps rolling over itself.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 25, 2012
Rating #100 and a worthy drop to toast the milestone. Jet black pour with a thin biscuit head and lacing. Aromas of roasted malt, whisky, dark fruit, peat, vanilla. Its wonderfully warm and sweet on the palate. Slightly bitter from the hops, smoky from the peat and earthy. You can really feel the whisky heat as you inhale whilst sipping. BACS is full bodied with medium carbonation. The best to come out of Ireland that Iíve had to date and would stand up admirably with most imp stouts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 12, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with dirty brown head - good retention & lacing. Aroma full of vanilla, deep roast malt & complex notes from the whiskey barrel. Big vanilla hit in the taste, very smooth roasted maltiness - dark chocolate, molasses, liquorice all there. Healthy dose of booze in the bitter finish, very warming. Great to see an Irish brewer having some balls and pushing the boundaries a bit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2012 Bottle at Porterhouse, Parliament Street. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, liquorice and oak. Sweet and roasted flavour of hops, oak and liquorice. Roasted and hoppy finish.


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