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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 528   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2014
Small bottle with that evil finger destroyer cap that splits into shards with razor sharp edges. However, the beer itself is not bad. Has a dark brown body with a medium head. Smooth roasty aroma with some black mud and very light vinous notes. Sweet roasty taste with light coffee, cola and berries. Juicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Pacific Liquor in North Park: Created a thick fluffy layer of foam topping while the liquid was a dark brown almost black color. In the aroma, there is a sweet scent of chocolate and a roasted down malt profile that reminds me a lot of how a Guinness smells. The flavor is creamy and has a taste of chocolate and wafer which taste a lot like Whoppers malted milk balls. I had been saving this stout for quite a few months now because I had wanted to drink it while eating some raw oyster, but just couldn’t wait any longer.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pringao_Toribi (225) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Great drinkable stout, resembling Porter fresh tingle and with a salty aftertaste and aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1259) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Looked just like Guinness, although the light wasn’t the best. Very smooth and creamy texture, roasted malt with a bit of oyster coming through in the finish. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (783) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Oh my, this is such a fucking classic! I wish I didn’t have to start with an expletive, but I just love this beer, nothing to do with the fact that I’m obsessed with oysters AND stouts (that spelling form is accepted, yes). The appearance does not get a max, as it looks just too browny and watery when it pours, but it is ruby black on the glass, with a fairly well-bubbled off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tart berries and a great spicy vein of freshly-made vinaigrette. The flavour is just marvelous, with malts, grains, a touch of chocolate and plenty of berries. Not as salty as I would like, but still with bitter and sweet and a wonderful balance. There’s a bit of ashes in the aftertaste, but it still gets a 10 for taste. Medium bodied, it is well-carbonated, perhaps a tad too much, but with a nice creamy feel. Tasting this Oyster Stout was a milestone for me. Am I correct to say that this was the first oyster stout to actually use oysters? They’ve done a fabulous job. Loved it. Too bad NZ importers do not deal with Porterhouse...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2160) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This black beer has ruby red highlights. It has rich red fruity and roasted flavours, notes of leather and brine? with a bitter tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1472) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2013
A light smell of malt, not much else. The body is black, the head has a normal size, it is white and milky-creamy. The taste is light sweet and malty, the finish is light bitter. The body is medium strong, very creamy with a normal carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (746) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2013
330ml bottle. pours jet black with decent, off white head. aroma is nice of a little coffee and some malts. but the taste was really odd. must be the oysters. no idea what it is exactly but it wasn’t balanced and was too tart

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (913) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2013
330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.89):
Rich with a lot of dark chocolate and strong coffee notes with some roasted barely coming through as well. This is followed by a creamy, milk chocolate smell and some sweetness that is complimented by some light vanilla and fruits such a cherry and blackcurrant.
Dark mahogany brown with a half centimetre tall head that is an light, tan brown and creamy looking with good retention.
Sweet with the milk chocolate from the nose taking more of a front seat here along with some sugar and a creamy, roasted malt taste. There is a hint of the oysters that give the beer its name and some hints of cocoa as you get to the middle. The finish features some coffee and is rounded off with a slightly smoked taste, a touch of bitterness and some fruits.
Smooth and creamy throughout, this one was naturally dry given the style. Quite sweet and with a good balance on top of a light medium body, the beer is one that goes down well.

Good balance and some nice sweetness on top of the traditionally dark flavours. Without being a stand out in this one was definitely one of the better dry stouts I have tasted and was particularly good for an oyster stout.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 21, 2013
Drought. Dark brown with a reddish tint, creamy milk-chocolate head with good retention, slight oyster aroma, balanced biiterness and long smooth finish. Very nice and easy to drink, moight be a bit weak though.


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