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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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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
i dont really get the oysters in stouts thing, but other than that this is a very good example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Appearance: Liquid obsidian with glints of mahogany along the sides and at the bottom. Spotty khaki lace matches a full head of khaki foam. Swirls dense and creamy.
Nose: Hello peat! If Laphroig or Ardbeg brewed beer, it’d smell something like this. Iodine, salt, brine, medicinal, and buckets of freshly shucked oysters. Black root and black licorice root in the middle. Meaty. Oysters and the ocean abound – like breathing in the seashore as waves crash onto exposed oyster beds. Burnt malt in the middle. Char.
Palate: Medium weight takes me by surprise, although the flavor is anything but medium weight. Brine and oysters shells freshly plucked from the ocean. Dry, slightly bitter finish of plum and purple grape skins. Seaweed and kelp. Umami. Burnt underbelly. Smoke weaves in and out – subtle and subdued.
Final Thoughts: The nose knocked me out of the park and the flavor came close to bringing me home. I would have enjoyed a little more peat in the body but nonetheless a fine oyster stout indeed. In fact, pass me some raw oysters please, and a glass of Porterhouse Oyster Stout.
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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1319) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Decent oyster stout. But was not nearly as "black" as others describe. Carbonation was minimal with large bubbles. My wife thought it was a coke. A hint of salt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1950) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
Looks like a Guinness, identical to the other Porterhouse stouts. The difference was this one was a bit sweeter. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3508) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep mahogany brown with a smal beige head. Aroma is of salt water, roasted malts and light vinegar. Taste is of roasted malts, light dirt, and salt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jamedra (388) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2013
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma připomíná jemnou vanilkovou kávu s banánovými tóny. Pěna je krémová, hnědá, nízká a jemná bohužel rychle mizící. Barva samotného piva je tmavě černá téměř neprůsvitná jen lehce jsou znát odstíny tmavě rudé. Chuťově má pivo lehký kávový základ a znatelný banánový okraj, celkově je sladšího rázu ale je zároveň i silně hořké.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2727) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
Tap at Porterhouse Central, Dublin: Opaque black coloured brew with an great taste of roasted malts and there is some saltiness. Great beer must be imported to the Netherlands right now.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bth122 (1152) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Very dark black. Medium head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla notes, toffee. Creamy texture. Light sweet, light bitter. Slight chalk. Not bad. .

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1144) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours near black with minimal head. Aroma of smoked maple malts. Taste is roasted with coffee notes. Dark and smokey. Not entirely my cup of tea. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
The head is great, the body black. It smells refreshing, fresh, a bit darkmalty. The taste is foamy, salty, roasty, oyster, darkmalty, interesting and tasty. 14/13/12/12/-/13


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