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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
330ml bottle shared with biegaman. Deep clear ruby with a smallish tan head. Aroma of Nutella, light peat, salt, semi-sweet chocolate and coffee - very smooth and appealing - no alcohol. Taste - coffee, bakerís chocolate, salt, herbal bitterness - nice, not quite as smooth as the aroma, but nice. Slick, herbal, midly carbonated, solid-bodied - finishes with an odd yeasty bit of apple! Really nice stout - lightish, but good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Courtesy of Blazer06. Bottle with very odd (to me) pull tab bottle cap. It pours mahogany with off white head. The aroma is roasty, out of place dark fruitiness, brown sugar, spices and chocolate malts. It smells a bit disjointed. The taste is prickly with carbonation and thin in body creating notes of roasted malts, some spicy yeast, some mild cherry meat, more spices, chocolate malts and a thin layer of earthiness. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a tall dense beige head. Aroma of nuts, some spruce, caramel, maple, roasted grain, and leather. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, subtle saltiness, herbs, and some coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6137) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2010
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, pours deep brown with a tan foam sheath, has a nutty chalky cocoa aroma, flavors are dry light cocoa with a bitter lactic finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1070) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2010
On tap in Dublin Ireland. Dark brown with amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Chocolate and roasted malt flavor with slightly salty finish. Creamy feel in mouth. Delicious with fish and chips.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Draft at Pizzeria Paradiso, Dupont Circle, shared by ryan. Dark, thin black pour with a light tan head. Dark, roasty aroma with licorice and berries. Fruity roast flavor with apple and pear notes. Bitter, dry finish. Good, easy drinking. Very light, but it packs a lot of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2010
A pitch black beer thick creamy tan head. The aroma is light malt and some coffee. The flavor is slightly roasted, with caramel and a slight salty end. Finishes soft and smooth. Great stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown-orange color with a large tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and some briney saltiness. The flavor is roasted malt with some hop bitterness. I also get some chocolate and some salt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4995) - 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 (1485) - 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.


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