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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 559   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a deep brown with a cream head. nose is roasted malts, salt, chocolate, and more roastiness. nice on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, faint salt, not much else.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1461) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2010
330 ml bottle, says 5.2% ABV. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours dark brown with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and an aroma that I canít identify. I assume thatís from the oysters, but I could be wrong about that. This brew tastes good, I can taste roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a minerally and slightly salty taste that Iím pretty sure comes from the oysters. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, but it does seems a bit thin for a stout. Good carbonation. Drinkability is good, itís smooth, a little bit slick and goes down easy. In my opinion this brew wasnít quite as good as Harpoonís Island Creek Oyster Stout, but itís still a good brew and definitely worth a try. Iíd buy this again in the future.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
emacgee (4238) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Pours a dark copper brown with an offensively light beige creamy head. Nose is sweet, earthy, grainy, some day old coffee, chocolate. Tastes like Warsteiner Cola...Flavor leaves much to be desired, crisp, sweet, strange, bitter and astringent. No idea whats going on here but I dont likes it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3866) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2010
Draught at Charlies Pub. Black with a creamy beige head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted), medium hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, smooth and creamy. Medium body. So nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Blazer06-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-molasses/peat/roasty. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/peat/roasty, some mineral.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6715) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
(Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, 23 May 2010) Dark brown colour, almost black, with creamy beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of coffee, cocoa and dark fruit. Roasted, malty taste with dark chocolate, coffee, dark rye bread and a generous coffee bitterness in a well balanced finish. Medium body, dry. A good example of a well made, solid and tasty dry stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4297) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2010
The aroma is right on par for the style with toasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and a slight saltiness. The appearance is dark brown with an average head. The taste is like the aroma without any oysters detectable save a bit of saltiness. The palate is smooth but not very thick. Overall a good drink that I could keep drinking all day but seems lackluster somehow.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Little sharp wet ginger aroma and some brine, dark clear coffee and a slippery moussey tan head. goodness more ginger up front, odd. dusty chalky midpalate, cocoa finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2010
330ml bottle, with a crazy grenade pin pop top cap. The pour yields a dark but slightly translucent chestnut to mahogany colored body. A head of khaki tinted froth is initially thick, but it quickly fades to a thin, bubbly, lasting film. Rocky, jagged flares of sheet lacing jut out from the surface, clinging hard to the glass. The nose is pretty simple, showing powdery dark cocoa, caramel sweetness, mild anise spiciness, and some staunch barley roast. A waft of peppery, earhen hops lends a sharpness and aromatic balance. Flavors are quite dry and roasty, based again in bittersweet dry cocoa and darkly toasted caramel. The yeast profile is quite dry and spicy, and thereís a hint of acidity coming from somewhere. I also picked up some cola and maybe a slight hint of smoke. On the tongue, a lively, fizzy carbonation disburses the dry roastiness. The body is on the lighter side for a stout, as thereís little residual sugar to coat the mouth. Overall, itís a decent dry stout, but itís really nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Pours deep mahogany into an English pint. Off-white micro head with excellent retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Briny smoke and chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with roasted malt and chocolate from front to back. Dry espresso finish.


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