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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Brewed with fresh oyster. A smooth drinking aromatic stout with a discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect. Not suitable for vegetarians. This gently flavored stout has a roast malt character, full body and an aromatic character from the Goldings hops. Fresh oysters added during the brewing process, lend a discernible yet unidentifiable note.
2002-2009 - 4.8% abv
2010 - 5.2% abv


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The look is brownish in color, clear, and has an off white head. The smell is sweet, dried fruits, malts, roasted and different. The taste is dried fruits, malts, and slight roast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1858) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
A dark brown, slightly opaque body with a tan head that had some nice retention and nice lace. Aroma had some nice roasted malts, some sweetness to it almost like a milk stout. There a nice mineral quality which I guess was the oysters. Flavor seemed to have a little more sweetness then I expected. There was still nice roasted malts and some coffee like flavors, but it was mostly sweet. I did not taste the mineral quality that I got in the aroma. Finish was slightly dry. Carbonation seemed slightly high.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Thanks to my friend Dunny for this one. Pours dark black with tan head. Nose is dark malt, minerals, lactose, hops. Tastes like a milk stout with the minerals you’d expect from an oyster offering, with a complex favor and nice finish. Stays hoppy and a bit dry as it warms, and is delicious all the way through.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (493) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a ruby brown colour, with minimal white head, soon dissipating. Lovely chocolate aroma, with oyster notes. Medium/full body, texture was a litle oily (down to the oysters?), carbonation was quite flat. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKBeerFan (58) - - AUG 17, 2013
Delicious Stout with all the traditional qualities you expect from a good stout. Brewed with oysters, you get just a bit of brineyness in the flavor profile. Overall interesting and tasty experience. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
swany85 (11) - sunderland, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
nice bottle of stout.not a fan of oyster in genral so was a bit nervous at 1st but no problem.smokey flavour with a sweet finish.porterhouse dublin

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Packie (3) - - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
First time I tasted this I loved it straight away. Seemed like your average stout but there was something sweeter on the finish. Totally unidentifiable but I can only assume it was the oysters. Great bottle of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikStrrr (16) - - AUG 9, 2013
Dark in color. Smells earthy. Taste is not bad smooth but still ok. Overall a good beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
i dont really get the oysters in stouts thing, but other than that this is a very good example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Liquid obsidian with glints of mahogany along the sides and at the bottom. Spotty khaki lace matches a full head of khaki foam. Swirls dense and creamy.
Nose: Hello peat! If Laphroig or Ardbeg brewed beer, it’d smell something like this. Iodine, salt, brine, medicinal, and buckets of freshly shucked oysters. Black root and black licorice root in the middle. Meaty. Oysters and the ocean abound – like breathing in the seashore as waves crash onto exposed oyster beds. Burnt malt in the middle. Char.
Palate: Medium weight takes me by surprise, although the flavor is anything but medium weight. Brine and oysters shells freshly plucked from the ocean. Dry, slightly bitter finish of plum and purple grape skins. Seaweed and kelp. Umami. Burnt underbelly. Smoke weaves in and out – subtle and subdued.
Final Thoughts: The nose knocked me out of the park and the flavor came close to bringing me home. I would have enjoyed a little more peat in the body but nonetheless a fine oyster stout indeed. In fact, pass me some raw oysters please, and a glass of Porterhouse Oyster Stout.
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