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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 612   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Dark brown, very light tan head. Aroma has some marshy qualities, light coffee, roast. Flavor shows some very saline and minerals. Light chocolate notes. Quite unique.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle: Pours darkish brown with a nice head. Light roast and cardboard with a hint of kelp. The flavor is lightly salty and sweet with malt and a touch of earthyness. Good, but I like to see some oyster flavor pronounced in an oyster stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9792) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Draught at Charlie’s, København, Denmark. As Porterhouse Dublin Stout.
I believe this is the same stout as Porterhouse Dublin Stout on tap in Charlie’s in Copenhagen. Reddish brown almost black colour with creamy tan head. Grassy hops, birch and malt in aroma. Flavour malt, coffee and grassy hops. Creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6750) - Utah, USA - SEP 2, 2010
330ml bottle from Brewforia. How cool is a pull tab cap on a bottle? I say it is very cool.........
Appearance: Pours dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head and some lacing in the glass
Aroma: Dark malts and fruits and definitely oysters
Taste: Toasted malts, coffee, oysters, salty and some bitterness in the finish
Wow, this is great. I’ve had a few Oyster Stouts and this one is definitely the best one I’ve had,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (12668) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, earthiness and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt and light mint with a crisp finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 Draft @ Porterhouse brewery taps in Dublin (accumulated ratings over many visits). Looks similar to the Plain Stout, is not totally opaque in the light and has a red tint. Smokey aroma is very inviting. Distinct cinnamon and clove, and light smoke are making this unique. Also has a nice fruitiness that adds a good touch of acidity for the balance. Makes it extra drinkable. Excellent! I revisited this again and again and came to really enjoy, almost crave it! This and Wrasslers are go-to Dublin beers. Much better here than at the London tap. Rating reflects Dublin, London is below!

Nitro tap @ Porterhouse, London. Not fully opaque but pitch black. Mild aroma has mild malt, mellow and clean with a hint of smoke. Creamy mouthfeel. Is quaffable. Coffee flavors. Some vanilla creme. Is decent but nothing special. 7-3-7-4-13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2010
My second sample of this, had to buy a bottle because of the pop-top cap. Pours a clear deep mahogany brown, has a nice glow to it, shinny, frothy off-white thin head. Aroma is quite aromatic (yes, I can say that), floral, lightly sweet, nice flowers, something I can’t figure out, maybe it is sage...? maybe a touch of anise. Flavor follows, super dry, very dry, but in a good way, again with the anise and sage, light brine in the middle, soft acidic roast, lightly round, very clean and dry. The dryness is ridiculous, it still is full flavored but is bone-dry, sparkling fizzy carbonation, very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Em (102) - USA - AUG 22, 2010
very dark brown almost black. Drank from a 12 oz. It actually tastes really good. Lightly salty and smoked flavors comes through, Almost reminds me of a bacon stout but not a distinct bacon flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (1029) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
From a bottle,Smokey,chalky,average c02,coffee,chocolate,black in color,brown head,salty.I love it even more than bacon beers.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle 5.2% alc.A reddish brown pour- tan head-aroma and taste of chocolate, roasty, some salt-dry somewhat bitter finish


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