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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6501) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Medium beige creamy everlasting head. Barely translucent deep dark brownish red body. Faint cocoa powder aroma. Dry, slightly watery, cocoa powder taste with hoppy notes and a metallic background. A little coffee. Nice, but unremarkable. (0.2l draft, Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin.)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2008
Draught @ Porterhouse, Coven Garden. Pours a black color with a longlasting creamy tan head. Roasted malty chocolate aroma. Smooth roasted coffee and chocolate flavor with some salty hints. Roasted malty finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2007
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London.
The last beer from my 3 days session in London. Black coloured, medium sized brown head. Mild roasted malt, chocolate and coffee taste with notes of smoke and dark fruit. Very smooth and enjoyable porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
With a sweet nose and a candy like flavour, this beer was the weakest of the ’stout’ offerings. This beer felt watered down.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2007
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Appearance:
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 3     Light Brown(1)->Pitch Black(5) : 3     Still(1)->Sparkling(5) : 2
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 4   Off-White(1)->Dark Brown(5) : 2   Lasting: 3   Lacing : 4   Nitro : 5
Aroma:
Intensity : 1  
Yeast : XX   Bread : XX   Apple : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Ink : XX   Tar : 2   Olives : XX   DMS : XX
Malt : 2   Biscuity : XX   Burnt Toast : 3   Caramel : XX   Nuts : XX   Pumpernickel : XX   Cereals : XX   Coffee : 3   Dark Chocolate : 3   Vanilla : XX   Grapes : XX   Blackberries : XX   Cherries : 1
Hops : 2   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 1   Floral : XX   Lemon/Lime : XX   Grapefruit : XX Orange : XX   Herbal : XX   Pine/Spruce/Resin : XX
Notes :   Earth : 1   Wood : XX   Mint : XX   Smoke : XX   Soy : XX   Bourbon : XX   Anise : XX
Flavor:
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 3   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : XX   Lactic : XX   Bitterness : 1   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Palate:
Light(1)->Full(5) : 3   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 2   Clean : XX   Sharp : XX   Watery : 2   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX   Oxidation : XX   Metallic : 3

Comments: Almost aroma-less, weak coffee bean flavours completed by bland and metallic flavours. Quite dull.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (10056) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2007
Keg (Porterhouse, Dublin) Black, nitro head. Nitro kills the aroma, but a dry burntness is detectable.Good bitter stout, drying and nicely punchy despite its 4.3%. Burnt malt and bitter finish. Maybe my favourite PH brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 24, 2007
NIce porter one, I am not as fan of them as of Stouts, but it was a little alcoholic in its taste. Good to drink.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2007
Draught @ Porterhouse, London. Black with creamy beige head. Coffee aroma some malts. Taste was ordinary, nothing overly special. Finish is a little bitter / coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Draught @ Porterhouse, London. Chocolate and coffefroasted malts. Cream notes. Thick solid cream head. Very creamy and smooth. Subtle coffee. Some malts with a bitter finish. A somewhat diluted taste.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2007
Dublin-07. Dark brown colour with creamy beige head. Has a nice sweet roasty taste with some decent bitterness in the finish. Nice beer!


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