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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (2800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2014
330ml bottle. Deep copper color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, caramel, faint raisins in aroma. Caramel, mild roast, watery, minerals in taste. Quite bland, but not entirely undrinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TimE (3265) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
med dark brown color. Slightly briny, thin body, lingering oyster and slightly roasty notes. Very boring and not a real stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Aroma: roasted malts and something I canít quite describe - maybe the oysters? Appearance: black with long lasting creamy small head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: sweets continue at first the the bitters start to dominate, medium to long dry finish. Overall: OK Oyster Stout, maybe a bit in the light side. Pint at the Porterhouse Covent Garden, London.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decay_of_mind (16) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2014
Smells oily and kind of fishy. Was in bottle. Strong spicy taste with dry oyster palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (805) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2014
BB 16.02.15, 330ml bottle. Pours black with ruby highlights. The head is light tan and disappears quickly. Aroma is mild caramel, toasty, slight sweetness, some fruits maybe. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, slight sweetness. Finish is some dark chocolate bitterness and salt. Overall: nice light beer would go really nice with some oysters.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2014
Small bottle with that evil finger destroyer cap that splits into shards with razor sharp edges. However, the beer itself is not bad. Has a dark brown body with a medium head. Smooth roasty aroma with some black mud and very light vinous notes. Sweet roasty taste with light coffee, cola and berries. Juicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from Pacific Liquor in North Park: Created a thick fluffy layer of foam topping while the liquid was a dark brown almost black color. In the aroma, there is a sweet scent of chocolate and a roasted down malt profile that reminds me a lot of how a Guinness smells. The flavor is creamy and has a taste of chocolate and wafer which taste a lot like Whoppers malted milk balls. I had been saving this stout for quite a few months now because I had wanted to drink it while eating some raw oyster, but just couldnít wait any longer.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pringao_Toribi (255) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Great drinkable stout, resembling Porter fresh tingle and with a salty aftertaste and aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1342) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Looked just like Guinness, although the light wasnít the best. Very smooth and creamy texture, roasted malt with a bit of oyster coming through in the finish. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (851) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Oh my, this is such a fucking classic! I wish I didnít have to start with an expletive, but I just love this beer, nothing to do with the fact that Iím obsessed with oysters AND stouts (that spelling form is accepted, yes). The appearance does not get a max, as it looks just too browny and watery when it pours, but it is ruby black on the glass, with a fairly well-bubbled off-white head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, tart berries and a great spicy vein of freshly-made vinaigrette. The flavour is just marvelous, with malts, grains, a touch of chocolate and plenty of berries. Not as salty as I would like, but still with bitter and sweet and a wonderful balance. Thereís a bit of ashes in the aftertaste, but it still gets a 10 for taste. Medium bodied, it is well-carbonated, perhaps a tad too much, but with a nice creamy feel. Tasting this Oyster Stout was a milestone for me. Am I correct to say that this was the first oyster stout to actually use oysters? Theyíve done a fabulous job. Loved it. Too bad NZ importers do not deal with Porterhouse...


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