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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12055) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours black with a good, foamy, beige/tan head. Aroma is herby/oceany and smooth burnt malt. Medium body; foamy carbonation. There’s a medicinal aspect (oysters?) and some nice smooth burnt malt. Good drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7237) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head and a strong dark malt aroma. The flavor is chocolate with a hint of oyster. Very dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6858) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2010
On nitro tap at Sour Fest- yep, I still had a porter. Pours a wonderful black hue with a large white nitro head. The aroma is smooth rich toasted malts and caramel. Sweet almost bready, rich caramel and toasted malts, smooth and easy. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle with a weird pull-off tab that reminds me of a grenade or maybe a can of vienna sausages. Picked this one up at PJ’s Mart in Sylva. The pour is rather dark with an attractive light head. It looks Irish. Aroma is a little sour with some salty notes along with hints at meat and mocha. Palate is pretty slick and fulfilling. The flavor is identifiable as a dry stout, for sure. A bit of meaty flavor along with mild bitterness is here along with a salty thing going on that reminds me of oysters. It’s very similar to salty Guinness. Not too bad.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9207) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle. Hahaha not suitable for vegetarians. Regardless, this has no oyster character whatsoever so no need to panic. Pours a clear, deep ruby with a large, rocky, grayish/tan head. Excellent poofy lace. Subdued aroma with black cherry soda. Taste is slightly roasty, extremely light-bodied, with a watery mouthfeel.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Light black and translucent. Aroma and flavor are of stinky old seafood. Nasty. Only worth the tick. Sampled at the "Guess who’s back..." tasting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3941) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Dark brown pour with tan ring of head. Very unique. Like a weak sweet stout spiced like a christmas beer. Never had a beer brewed with oysters, but this is pretty interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours a fading ring of tan head with a deep brown body. Aromas of mint, licorice, roasted, and coffee. Flavor is the same. Finish is dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Fireworks. It pours a very dark brown color with a large, frothy, tan head. The nose is roasty with notes of coffee, minerals, and a touch of chocolate. The flavor favors the roasted and mineral side with a slight brininess to it. A bit of coffee and dark chocolate are present as well. Medium bodied with medium carbonation lead to an average, slightly roasty finish. An interesting take on the style and while you can’t necessarily taste the oysters (a good thing), they do contribute to the overall quality of the beer by bringing a slight taste of the sea. Worth trying for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle. Pull-tab cap. Back label states 5.2% alc./vol. Black pour with a thick, frothy tan head. Aroma is strong roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter coffee and hops, strong roasted malt and dark chocolate. Can’t necessarily detect oyster in this. Body is medium-full with a thick, creamy carbonation. Ends with more bitter coffee and hops, bittersweet chocolate and dark, roasted malt. Pleasing and very drinkable.


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