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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1344) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Smell of roasted malt. Extremely creamy, black colour, creamy head. Aroma of vanilla, ash, a faint of pepper. Medium sweet, mildly bitter. Very flat carbon, velvety texture, light body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (305) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
roasted malts black with lasting creamy head.light sweet and bitter. sweet medium to long dry finish. very nice and a bit different.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2690) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, toffee, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, salt, and roast/mineral earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, salt, herbal, and roast/mineral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good stout. Good complexity and solid robustness of roast/bready malt, earthy hop, and salty oyster flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (2718) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
On tap. Smooth and creamy start. The beer is smooth, slightly roasted. In the aftertaste smooth and slightly roasted. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Nice Stout. Hints of Chocolate, smooth, nice. 12/12/12/12

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (715) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Aroma is a smoky and roasty with some sweet malt notes. The mineral water also adds to the aroma. Taste I roasted malts that is paired fairly well with bitterness. Body is black with a creamy pearl head that retains quite well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2663) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and had a hint of coffee. Flavor of roasted malts, light coffee, chocolate, brine and some smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (632) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing, it has a mild aroma of dark malt and some coffee and toast. The flavor is mostly dark malt and coffee up front with a smooth finish and a slightly salty/earthy background that must be the oysters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 16.02.2015
Aroma is a bit sweet with some roastiness, cocoa and toffee. Flavour is slightly sour with cocoa, some hay, English hops, roastiness, cold coffee and toffee. Also some truffles. Finishes with mellow tartness. I was told that this is what oyster stouts used to be – quite close to English or Irish stouts this still is, the slight sourness makes the difference I think.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tompete (215) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
On tap at the wharf. Dark almost opaque brown, light red edges and a beige head. Aroma of toffee, malt and some coffee. Flavour of dry malts and something secretly sweet. Body is thin to medium. Finish is very smooth and balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2610) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2014
It poured a brown color with a beige head. The aroma was of malts, breadiness and some fruits. The taste was of roasted malts, grains, chocolate, some hint of oyster juice and smoke. Very different.


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