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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 527   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4033) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden 29 Apr 08. Dark brown - almost black colored with a tanned creamy head.Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly easy to drink with a pleasant dry bitterness kicking in.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2008
A Mes rate: Draught at the Porterhouse.
Deep dark red with a thick nitro head. Bland malty aroma with not much else happening. Rich chocolate flavour with some blackcurrant. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 25, 2008
This is such an unusual stout and definitely an acquired taste but I like. There is a definite taste of oyster layered in the more pronounced sweetness and a thinness on the palate and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6139) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Biggish creamy beige everlasting head. Deep dark red translucent body. Meaty smoky aroma. Dryish smoky chocolatey burnt taste. Mid-bodied. Sweetish background. Dry peppery hops. Quite nice. (0.47l draft, Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2008
pint draft at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden, London. Pours black with a large light brown head. Not a powerful smell, but did have scent of coffee. Taste was of coffee roasty malt and a bit of salty oyster in there. Mouthfeel was dry and chalky but thinner than I would have liked. Not bad.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 16, 2008
Stratosferica porca miseria;migliore stout assaggiata, e non ci sono cazzi. Pensavo che fosse solo "per" le ostriche ma invece scopro che è CON le ostriche e ne sono grato alle ostriche, anche se non ho idea dove si potessero sentire. Cazzo andate tutti all’Irish di Quinto finché hanno il fusto.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Not much to comment on. Its a slightly chalky dry stout with a touch of tumeric in the nose. Quickly drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rastacouere (6122) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 4     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 3   Nitro : 5
Aroma:
Intensity : 1  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : XX   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Burnt Toast : XX   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 2   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : 1
Hops : 1   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : XX   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : 2   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : XX   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : 1   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 2   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : 3

Comments: Limited aromatics, salty, metallic bitterness. A dry, dark ale with shy malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9137) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2007
Keg (Porterhouse, Dublin) Almost black, nitro head. Nitro deadens the aroma, but there’s still plenty of coffee and malt in it. Very pleasant in the mouth, viscous, and almost warming despite the cold, probably due to the sweetness. Good solid sweet stout. The oysters do impart something to the flavour, but it’s hard to say what - maybe what an iodiny sea-shore aroma would taste like?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2007
NICe stout finally, it was good bubbly foam and a little watery but nice. IT was a shame tey didn’t have samples.


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