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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 531   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
[Draught, Porterhouse, London] Black coloured. Smooth and dry. An interesting and spicy stout with notes of ginger.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dublin ’03: Dark black, nice thick white head. Some sweet chocolate/coffee aromas, salt water. Tastes like your typcial stout plus some salt water or seaweed. There’s a sweetness that comes through that seems to come from the oysters though I can’t quite place it. I enjoyed this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Keg @ The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London. Bloody stuff reeks of dead beer! Foul as any common or garden keg beer to be found in any cheap dive. John Smith's is more alive than this gas bloated corpse. Well - it's black, with a forced foam head. It's thin and harsh, but with a creamy over feel from the gas. Stale hops are the dominant flavours, plus a faint memory of roast barley and black malt. Just all round bad. A beer for those who don't like beer. A typical American style non-cask ale brewpub that's unfortunately becoming too common in London. [1.6]
Nitro Keg, Covent Garden. Smooth and bland. Plastic mouthfeel. Bitter notes then some pleasant red berry fruit. White lilly perfumed finish. Take the gas away, let the beer warm up and the true character starts to come through - a fairly average stout. [2.7]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 12/07/03: [7,4,8,4,15]
This is my favorite stout!! Last time I went to Porter House I drank 6 or 7 pints of Oyster Stout, maybe a little to much, but it still is a great beer!! Contains real oysters and the menu card says "not suitable for vegetarians"!! A light stout and a little salty from the oysters!


Re-Rate 02/15/04: [6,4,7,3,13]
What a dissapointment!! Porterhouse has been one of my all-time favorite places to go when visiting London but this time 4 of their 9 homebews were sold out (of course some of the best 4...!!!).
The Oyster Stout was available so I though why not re-rating it? It wasn't as good as remembered, maybe because the dissapointment was already in my body or maybe because I have tasted too many great beers since my first Oyster Stout and discovered that it isn't that great after all!!
Aroma is bitter hoppy with roasted malt and a saltwater (!) undertone. Flavor is also salty (is it just me...?!) with roasted malt and a bitter dry hoppy finish. A little thin but still quite smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (934) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Chocolate/coffee aromas. I actually think I tasted oysters! The most drinkable of the porterhouse sampler.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2002
Sampled draught at the GBBF
Black and creamy appearance. Spicy coffeea roma. Dry, bitter and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Near total black; spicy, fruity aroma; seaweedy, mocha-like coffee notes, white sugar. Liquoricey body with fruit. Soft body with light treacle. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2002
This one claims to have had oyster in it, whereas I’ve seen other oyster stouts ascribe its name simply to being a good drink to have WITH oysters. Ruby port color, caramel head. The oysters do come through in the tasting. Smooth drinking with reserved touches of the usual stout flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2002
Sampled at the brewery. Typical stout flavor with hints of salt water. Bit thinnish but nevertheless a very nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
My favourite stout at the Porter House. Much more flavourful than the Plain Porter with hints of oyesters.


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