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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 550   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
Tap (Nitro), The Porterhouse, Dublin: Black to deep brown with the standard beautiful nitro head. The notes from the brewers state that all their beers are unpasteurised - so why nitro them?? Anyhow, salty, roasty aroma, somewhat limited by the nitro no doubt. Excellent salty-sweet roastiness with some burnt caramel notes and very pleasing coffee length. There’s also a striking dark-bready note that grows. Quite light bodied, and pleasingly low carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jefcon (1426) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Reddish black pint with a half-inch of white foam, just like each of the other stouts on tap at Porterhouse. Chocolate malts and a tangy oystery brine scent drift up from this brew. A little salty on the flavor, chewy texture, and a dry, bitter finish -- best part of this stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. The best of the Portehouse beers on this session by a considerable margin. Black, with a creamy head. Aroma diminished by icy serving temperature but some burnt, dry malt comes through. On the palate its very dry and quite bitter. Lots of roasty, smoky and salty notes. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
The stout is smooth, first you taste the flaked barley, then the more complex flavor as it warms up a little. Try it with their oysters if you are in Dublin!

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garthicus (2734) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2005
Not a bad stout, a bit unusual at first but then you get used to it, it has a unique aroma and taste, possibly because of the Oysters. I don’t think I’d drink too many in the one sitting but certainly I like it before a meal.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11665) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear dark brown body with red accents, with a creamy beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, milk chocolate. Creamy, light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 Draught at the brewpub in the Temple Bar District of Dublin. Stop by if you pop in to Dublin. Very good porter. Dark black with tenacious head. Slightly sweet with a roasty nose. Smooth finish. Much better than Guinness in my estimation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2005
Porterhouse in Maiden Lane. I really like this stout. It starts off with all the usual malty notes on the nose, but the body and palate are terrific. I don’t know if it is a psychological thing, but this stout seems stiffer in the body due to the additon of the oysters. Very unusual, but completely wonderful beer

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2006 Highly unusaul. I had it at the pub in Dublins Temple BAr district. I loved the bar...and the beers. Got a buzz off of sampling all of their many brewed beers. The bartender was great. This particualr beer was complex, intersting, and unique to say the least. The smell was that of a normal stout (not really of oyster)...but in the taste you could taste the hints of oyster...it was pretty cool. I am a sucker for when random things are infused with beer, its just one of the aspects that makes beer fun. The head was weak for a stout, but still firm and long lasting. The color was black/brown like all stouts (maybe I’m too much of an amateur but a stout is a stout in terms of appearance for the most part). I reward uniquness and this was just that.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2005
[Draft at Porterhouse, London] A pitch black beer with a firm creamy lasting chocolate brown head. The aroma is very lightly malty. The flavor starts of roasted, but thin for a stout, then comes flavors of caramel, before a slight salty (yes, salty - a first for me) end sets in.


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