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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
When in Dublin, go the Porterhouse. Nearly proverbial, the advice is nonetheless unquestionable. My good friend Nick and I arrived at the pub (touristy-eyed and thirsty for our first taste of Ireland), called up two Oyster Stouts and sat down within the traditionally wooden confines. Clone to the perennial Guinness, Porterhouse’s facsimile could hardly look any better. Dressed in a deep mahogany-brown robe, the soft off-white cream cascading above speaks of alternate gases, nitrogen to be precise, for better or for worse. Tight on the nose, it takes some effort to extract the subtle chocolate aroma, but soon a precisely balanced fragrance takes shape. Lightly roasted coffee, Emmental, timid hops and a marine scent I can only associate with the oysters seem to equilibrate with immaculate clarity. Flavors follow the same vein, reminiscent again of chocolate, smooth pastoral hops and mint. I begin to decide that nitro really is my bag, whatever that means. Lucky for me, it seems the Irish are quite fond of it too. Highly drinkable, the buttery texture pleases the gullet and ends with a satisfying salty bitterness of malt and hop. Being Guinness’ twin, their profiles can be differentiated, but not by much. If pressured I would probably favor the Oyster Stout.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2007
Almost black, treacley colour topped with creamy head. Flavour is dominated by the salty oyster taste and some roasted malt. Very rich in flavour and texture and leaves an aromatic toasty aftertaste. Certainly not a session beer but a perfect way to round off a night.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4618) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2007
On tap at Porterhouse. Wheaty-taste. Quite salty. Not sure about Oysters in beer. Creamy texture. My least favourite of the Porterhouse stouts.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Draught @ Porterhouse, WC2 London. Black color with a small creamy long lastng head. Aroma is hoppy, roadsted malty, and it has a unique aroma and taste, possibly because of the Oysters (saltwater). Flavor is also salty with roasted malt and a bitter dry hoppy finish. A little thin but still quite smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
Thick, rich chocolate and mild roasted malt in the aroma. Almost opaque dark brown body topped by a creamy smooth, fine bubbled, tan, nitro head that stands forever and coats the glass. Strong roast, licorice, chocolate malt flavours with a salty undertone. Medium body is somewhat sticky and syrupy with smooth soft carbonation. Sampled at the brewpub in Temple Bar (May-06).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Draught at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden, London. Interesting, unrecognizable flavors that I haven’t encountered in other beers. The oyster influence is noticeable, but the flavor is subtle. Otherwise, a pretty standard, inoffensive, roasty stout, but one that is especially worth drinking in the land of Guiness and Murphy’s knockoffs.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Draught@brew pub, Dublin. Almost opaque dark ruby color, firm tan head. Aromatic lemony nose, not strong. Cold coffee roasted, herbal taste. Toasted aftertaste. This is brewed with fresh oysters but they are not found here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2006
Notice the difference between this and the Wrasslers, creamy, lighter in body and good lacing. Good but I preferred the Wrasslers better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Pours a nice black body with a frothy beige head. Aroma of lots of dry roasted barley, chocolate, and light salt. Coffee, mixed with roast and chocolate in the flavor with a nice light sweetness, and full bodied. A very well made stout which stands out among the other crappy stouts in ireland.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2006
Black colored, thick and medium sized beige head. Roastiness, sweetness and coffee in aroma with strong chocolate, fine aroma. Medium bodied. Chocolate, roastiness and mild sweetness in flavor with some fruits, good stout.


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