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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours black with a good, foamy, beige/tan head. Aroma is herby/oceany and smooth burnt malt. Medium body; foamy carbonation. There’s a medicinal aspect (oysters?) and some nice smooth burnt malt. Good drink.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2007
Keg (Porterhouse, Dublin) Almost black, nitro head. Nitro deadens the aroma, but there’s still plenty of coffee and malt in it. Very pleasant in the mouth, viscous, and almost warming despite the cold, probably due to the sweetness. Good solid sweet stout. The oysters do impart something to the flavour, but it’s hard to say what - maybe what an iodiny sea-shore aroma would taste like?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with lively carbonation. Medium roasted malt chocolate flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good and my expectations where met.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted malt, earthiness and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt and light mint with a crisp finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13229) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13145) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
Draught at Charlies. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty roasted aroma. Light hoppy. Powerfull roasted and bitter flavor. Some oyster notes. Average heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12883) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Black with a red hue. Tan nitro head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate and licorice. Sweetish licorice dominated flavour, with even a hint of anise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
A clear dark brown stout with a thick moka head. In aroma, smooth powdery chocolate, milkey and smooth. In mouth, a nice stout with smooth bitter chocolate, woody notes, medium bodied. Tasted March 12 2011 with Montreal crew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear mahogany body with a tall dense beige head. Aroma of nuts, some spruce, caramel, maple, roasted grain, and leather. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, subtle saltiness, herbs, and some coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12682) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
Draft - Slightly soured malts, cinnamon and molasses. Deep brown with a light brown head. Cocoa, toasted malts and some light spice. Tasty, but not a typical oyster stout.


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