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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cold filtered and nitro-kegged. Also available in bottles at 5.0% ABV.
"A classic modern light stout with the added complexity of a late kettle hop. Aromatic character. Rich roast, dry, clean and bitter without any sourness." Ingredients: Pale Malt, Flaked Barley, Roast Barley, Black Malr, Crystal Malt; Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush (1820) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 While visiting Dublin we went to the the Porterhouse Pub on Parliament Street. It was packed on a Saturday night. The Plain was tasted third after the Temple Brau and the Pale Ale. The creamy head was perfect. A very smooth porter with the best head in Dublin. The clean smooth taste was wonderful from start to finish. The porter was recommended by Steven at the bar. The 4.3 ABV beer was perfect. It would be hard to improve on such a great beverage. I will rate the place later but it was the most active pub we enjoyed that night at reasonable prices. Carbonation was average to soft but the creamy head was super.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5779) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Malts, chocolate/coffee and a hint of sour/acidity. The flavor is malty with the aforementioned acidity/sourness giving the flavor a decent fruit flavor to it. Has elements of both a porter and a dry stout, with the hops coming through in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (5422) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown body, medium off-white head. Nose is licorice, leather, hints of dark malts and caramel. Taste is licorice, dark chocolate, hints of cocoa and roasted barley. A bit thin on the palate, but that’s how the style goes - I actually believed this was a slightly boring Porter because of the label, but as a Dry Stout I must say it’s very good! (Oh, the power of categorization...) :-)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: vinous, aromatic , rich nose, touch of chocolate, slight alcohol, fruit and vanilla.
Appearance: garnet brown with medium top. Some lace. 3+
Palate / Taste: medium bodied profile similar to aroma. Soft textured with substantial chocolate notes. Dark malts, vinous feel and hop. Finishing dry.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, chocolate, coffee, roasty, nuts, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2012
Keg at the Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Pitch black with an attractive ruby red tint and a tight cream head; chocolate aroma; smooth with a milky body, but far too cold, so only a light dry chocolate taste is discernable. Satisfying overall, but needs warming up!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11791) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
330 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Fruity and roasty aroma with some caramel, smoke and anise. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, fruity notes, caramel, faint hops. Smooth, creamy, medium bodied. Quite a nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (2006) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of coffee and chocolate. Spicy bitter flavor. Licirice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (6011) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with a short, foamy tan head. Roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and coffee in the aroma with subtle hops as well. Taste is surprisingly a bit sweet with chocolate, roasted malt, coffee notes, soft hops, and faint burnt caramel. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, dark chocolate, soft hops, cold coffee and light caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, tan head. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark fruit. Roasted malt flavor with a hint of licorice and coffee. A hint of hops in the finish. A little thin, but decent flavor.


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