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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3806) - Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
11.2 oz bottle purchased at The Wine and Cheese Shop in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is a light haze brown ruby body and a two inch tan head. Head initially looked a bit fizzy, but then picked up a nice fullness. Aroma is leafy roastiness, along with a light cocoa and cherry fruit sweetness. Taste is the grainy earthy leafy roastiness of the nose, along with with some sea saltiness. The cherry sweetness re-appears briefly in the finish. On top of all of this is a very unique taste which I really can’t put my finger on it - it’s sort of a musky meatiness - I guess it’s the oyster. Palate is medium bodied with an active spritzy carbonation and a mineral finish which thins out and finishes crisply. Overall a tasty and unique beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2548) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Very faint oyster nose. Flavor is mostly burnt chocolate, hints of oyster. $3.99 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep ruby red with moderate tan head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left considerable spots of lace. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, caramel and a bit of saltiness. The flavor is lightly roasted malt and caramel. This is followed by some light hops bitterness along with some brine. The mild saltiness and hops bitterness pair very well together. Something out of the ordinary and enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours a mahogany-tinged black with khaki head. The aroma is somewhat salty with a good chocolate note, some caramel, and a bit of cappuccino. The flavor is quite roasty at first, but then a surprising hoppiness kicks in. The herbal bitterness is stronger than I expected, and is very interesting with the salty oyster taste behind it. I also pick up something like ginger that seems out of the ordinary. Fascinating beer if nothing else.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle. Pours clear black with a frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, nutty, chocolate), light hops (earthy), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of smoke and oysters. Flavor is heavy malt (coffee, roast, nutty), light hops (earthy, woody), light esters (dried fruit) with notes of smoke and oysters. Medium body, creaminess, low carbonation and warmth with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2010
On tap - nitro. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, and lighter earthiness. Softer body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Nitro Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and slight cream. Poured black in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, slight chocolate, and slight cream. Medium body. Smooth, creamy texture. Nitrogen carbonation. Roasted malt and cream finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark ruby red cola with a thick and creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and cough medicine. Taste of roasted malts and Robitusin cough syrup.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 26, 2010
bouteille, brun clair qcq notes de sel marin, malt caramel, léger au palais, huître se ressentent un peu sans trop dominer le tout, on y note qcq touches de sel et algue; herbes. Palais est moyen voire léger. Si ce n’est pour l’ajout des huîtres,cette bière reste faible et sans grand intérêt sans pour cela être mauvaise..

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertjm (843) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Pop top cap. Really strange. Huge foamy head, Tons of carbonation. Dark black body. Not a huge aroma, but present. Somewhat like black licorice and anise. Light roasty flavor. Probably my imagination but I suppose I’m tasting a bit of the oyster too. Body more like a black lager than a stout. Interesting to try, but not on my must have list.


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