Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 616   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 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 canít 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (1032) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5551) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle with the pull-away ring. Nose is dusty roast and blackened malt. Noble hops and a light metallic tang. Caramel/Coke pour with lots of carbonation and a fizzy light brown head. Thin body is sharply roasty with medium stouty bitterness, dry and very salty with wood and ash underneath the inkiness. Aftertaste is brutally dry and salty/bitter. Inky indeed. Reminds of a few things from Hitachino Nest, and thatís a compliment from someone interested in unusual flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1433) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at Porterhouse in Dublin, Ireland. This one is a winner....the stouts are fantastic, and this is no exception. Some chocolate sweetness combined with the salty "oyster" flavor. I donít know enough about the place in regards to how much oyster they use, but the salt is apparent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle [11.2oz]. Pours a deep clear ruby with a diminishing small frothy tan head. Mild aroma of cocoa, light roasted malt, nuts and salt. Hints of peat and coffee as well. First thing I notice in the flavour is the salty oysters (that could be due to me not liking oysters) followed by light roasted malt, chocolate and nuts. Light bitter finish. Bodyís thin for the style, mouthfeelís slightly watery. Decent but not really my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2269) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2010
11.2 oz bottle into my all-purpose Sam Adams glass. Cool pop top ring on this thing. Anyway, aroma is licorice, bread, fresh roasted coffee, toasted marshmallows; spicy and complex. There really is an unidentifiable aroma present here, like the label says. I thought that was funny they put that on there. Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium long-lasting bone-white head. When it does recede, it leaves a constant scrim of foam and milky lacework. Taste is bittersweet and a little sour in the finish. Oysters are noticeable, but not overbearing (Iím not a big fan of oysters). Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (7284) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, caramel, milk chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of fennel bulb, seaweed. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light to medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. Easy-going and quaffable with an interesting aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21174) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2010
33 cl bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head.Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is bitter cocoa and burnt espresso, high carbonation, medium body. OK.

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