Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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

NordicV's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NordicV (1437) - Malmö, Sweden, - JUN 1, 2012
På fat på Charlie i Kph. Ser ut som en klassisk irländsk stout. Svart med ett beige, gräddigt skum. Skummet så tjockt att man kan skopa upp det med fingret som grädde. Doftar av rostad malt, kaffe och lite mörk frukt. I smaken märker man ostrona. De ge en lätt salt smak som går riktigt bra ihop med chokladsmaken i ölen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anthobeers (30) - - OCT 3, 2015
Arômes légers, apparence noir, goût, légumes cuits, sauce soya, fumée, pressure salée, palais plutôt décevant fade, globalement sympathique et surprenante

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dambor (198) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2015
Pours pitch black with nice head and lacing. Aroma: dark malt, coupled with salty aroma (oysters?) and a touch of licorice. Taste: dark malt, saltiness, nice mid-long palate. Maybe it is autosuggestion but the saltiness in this beer reminds me of fresh oyster taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
This Irish oyster stout is brewed with fresh oysters. I can very quickly confirm that the amount of oysters have been quite small, for it is certainly not distinctive as stout. It is like a usual Irish dry stout with creamy white persistent foam. The aroma is very sparse and the taste has little coffee notes besides a little touch of something which may well be fresh ocean. There should really use a little imagination to taste oysters in this otherwise quite tasty stout. Take it as a fun and different experience, but do not expect the big rush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
16erBlech (297) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - SEP 16, 2015
0,33l bottle from beerbottle.eu. Salty aftertaste (from the oysters, I guess). ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (700) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2015
330 ml, flaske, 5,2 % ABV, BB: 23/09/15, købt i Frederiks Villa i Fakse Ladeplads, 26. august 2015. Sort/brun irsk Stout med moccafarvet skumtop på 3 cm. Rolig og ufiltreret. I næsen rammer en aroma af hav og ristet malt og lette kaffenoter. En sofistikeret og noget ny og ukendt aroma, fristes jeg til at tilføje Smagen er præget af den ristede malt, men med tydelige salt- og mineralnoter af den tilsatte østersmængde. Saltsmagen ligger i den umiddelbare start, hvorefter den ristede maltdominans overtager. I sødmen fornemmes chokolade-noter. Overordnet indtryk: solid bitter, let salt og minimalt sød. Kroppen er middel fyldig og karboneret på et middel niveau eller et lille nyk herunder. Konsistensen er glat, og eftersmagen bitter samt middel lang. Øllet frembringer en følelse af rigtig Stout, og det er ingen tung øl, men det er forbavsende, hvor meget smag, de har hivet hjem med de blotte 5,2 %. Spændende bekendtskab.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4343) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 23, 2015
2/2/2007 8:21:04 PM On tap at Porterhouse. Wheaty-taste. Quite salty. Not sure about Oysters in beer. Creamy texture. My least favourite of the Porterhouse stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (570) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
Maker: Porterhouse Brewing Company, Dublin, Ireland. *** Beer: Porterhouse Oyster Stout (bottled, 330ml) *** Style: Stout *** ALC.VOL.: 5.2% *** "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." [brewery note] *** Colour: Dark reddish brown, with a huge, frothy beige head. *** Nose: Roasted malts, dark cocoa, oatmeal. A light whiff of sea water. *** Texture: Medium to full body, not watery at all. Moderate carbonation. *** Taste: Explicit roasted malts at the start, very dry and bitter, "very espresso". A hint of licorice and herbs for balance, and a sea salt note that’s a little more pronounced than in the aroma. Drier and more bitter towards the middle, with coffee now calling the shots. But floral notes also emerge as one continues drinkign the beer. The finish has a light hoppy note over all the roasted malt and grain, and there’s a persistent salty note here and in the aftertaste as well. *** Impressions: The term "oyster stout" refers to fishermen in the coastal towns of England who were fishing for oysters, then ate them while drinking stout. HERE, it also refers to actual fresh oysters that are added sometime during the brewing process [had such beers once or twice]. So that’s where the sea salt comes from (but it’s not obtrusive). Otherwise, a well-balanced, characterful coffee stout that will leave a lasting impression.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (33) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
Tight nose. Compared to Porterhouse Plain Porter: similarly light Coca-Cola/caramel nose, but a wee bit saltier. Wispy body. Compared to Porterhouse Plain Porter: meltier, chewier + more powdered choc. Finish: Similar hoppy twist (same hops used). Also this, has a slight seawater salt return.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bolian (74) - - JUL 11, 2015
0,33 cl bottle. Pours thick high retentive beige foam and a deep black colour. Nose is extremely malty, dark bread. Good carbonation. Dark bread , English liquorice, burnt toast . Nice bitter finish. Didn't find the oyster though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2015
33cl bottle, bb09/2015. 101th Bloomsday celebratory tipple, skipping the gorgonzola this time. - Thinner brown pour, near fizzy. Smells of caramel ashes, roast bread crust, indeed a "discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect" closer to quince or unripe pear than oyster. Thinner than expected palate transports powder chocolate, filter coffee, caramels, all filtered through a haze of gently briny ash, rimmed by a pleasant Golding prickle. Pleasant enough, although lacking the punch to accompany any heartier fare like "thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods’ roes", let alone grilled mutton kidneys!

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