Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 621   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
(330ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Slight salt and spicy- cinnamon, grains of paradise, cardamom. Ruby brown color. Lots of roasty flavor, less spice than in the aroma but still present. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2010
On tap at the Porterhouse Brewpub in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 06.19.10. Brown black, creamy head. Aroma is grassy, seedy, and nutty. Flavor is fruity, mossy, and strawberries. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle with a strange pull-tab cap that cut me when I opened the bottle. FML. Pours deep ruby red-brown with a medium brown head that leaves rings of thin lacing. Aromas of roasty cocoa, coffee, salty meat, and raisin. Roasty flavor of cocoa that fades to a slightly salty, slightly bitter cocoa note. Slightly metallic with a salty, fleshy, mollusk finish. Medium to high carbonation. Good beer; slight oceanic notes; I preferred Harpoonís oyster stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2010
11.2 pull cap bottle, thatís right pull tab built right into the cap. Poured a deep dark brown body with an average sized slightly foamy light beige head. No real lacing but a pool of large foamy bubbles remain for most of the duration of this beer. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, malts, grass, hay and some charcoal briquettes. Medium to thinner bodied with aggressive carbonation. Flavors of lightly burnt toast, citrus, slightly soured milk and raw tobacco. Solid stuff in an interesting container.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
12 oz bottle shared with rateyourpoison. Pours deep brown with a creamy small light tan head. Plenty of roasted malt in the nose, a slight sharp astringency, a touch of soy, some dark fruits. Flavor has some more cocoa along with a greater dark fruit note. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel despite a thinner body than expected. Medium body and a softer carbonation. Iím not a huge oyster person so I canít really say how it is in comparison to eating them, but this was a decent stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
12oz btl thanks to FunkyBrewster. Pours deep and dark with a light tan head. Malty aroma with a hint of brine. Kind of a crispy bitter stout witha dry finish. A hoppy and mildly bitter stout. An interesting brew Iím glad I got to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3905) - 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 canít put my finger on it - itís sort of a musky meatiness - I guess itís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2559) - 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.

   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!

   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.

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