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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1116) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2010
On tap in Dublin Ireland. Dark brown with amber tint and tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Chocolate and roasted malt flavor with slightly salty finish. Creamy feel in mouth. Delicious with fish and chips.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
330 ml bottle from Country Club. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and oats. Black with a big, tiny bubbled, glass lacing tan head. Flavor is coffee and oatmeal with a nice contrasting bitterness and a hint of molasses. Great Irish stout

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (953) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
From a bottle,Smokey,chalky,average c02,coffee,chocolate,black in color,brown head,salty.I love it even more than bacon beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
There’s something interesting and mysterious about the whole oyster thing. Regardless, this is a mighty fine stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (377) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Smells like murphys stout exactly. The color is dark. No head retention....at all. Tastes very similar to murphys but carbonated. Heavy on coffee taste and bitter dry coffee taste at the end. A slight sweetness exists but goes away quickly. I was surprized i tought i was gonna taste oyeters but if they exist it would be in the aftertaste but hard to pinpoint. Its a light bodied stout i was also surprised. It has medium carb.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Exceptionally smooth, pours beautifully, tastes awesome. My first Tate of powerhouse brew. Can’t wait to try more.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Black with big, foamy, beige head, good legs / Dry nose of roast barley, coffee / Medium to full body, creamy, some sweetness, excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, pine, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, salt water / A beautifully balanced stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3582) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
This glass of draft beer came from the Porterhouse brewpub across the street from Trinity College In the glass it was black but when held up to the light showed to be a dark garnet red. Big tan head. Really thick and sticky lacing. Nose of roasted malts. Bold body and a really creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts, and while i could not detect oysters, there is something unique in the flavor. Nice bitter finish. Really good beer. Loved this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamT (238) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at the Fraunces Tavern in NYC. Black hue, zero visibility with 1 finger thick frothy light khaki head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Light bitter chocolate malt up front with a light malt and salty finish. This was a super thick stout which was awesome in my opinion. Creamy mouthfeel. The second one was evern better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (172) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Almost black color, but when seen with a lift behind it a ruby red color can be distinguished. On top of the beer there is s creamy white foam head. The beer looks perfect. The smell is nice, you can smell the roster hops. The taste is also delicious. There are the aromas of perfectly roasted hops and some chocolate tones. After a few sips the smell unveils its hoppy notes. It is brewery perfection.


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