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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 321   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2004
This place reminded me of a typical American Brewpub, but the beer seemed better. The Plain had a good roasted and hoppy nose. Flavor was creamy and roasted with some english type hop presence. I liked this one. Too bad we didn’t have enough time to stay longer and sample more beers.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3858) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
Sampled on tap at the London Porterhouse. Thick, brown head, almost opaque, black beer. A smooth tasting Porter, but one which, as the name suggests, is slightly lacking in flavour. A creeping, dull oat flavour to begin, finally revealing some bitterness on the finish. Pretty light, some sweetness. This is nice enough, but a bit too nitrokegged.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2004
Draught, at the Head of Steam, Euston, London.
Black with a creamy bone head. Sweet metallic araoma. Metallic slightly out of conditioned flavour. I've not seen a lot of this being drunk whilst I was here. Definitely try another one of these to double check the condition.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2004
Draught at The Porterhouse, London.
Tall and solid head on a dark brown/black body. Not much aroma, I only sense a little malt. Dry in the flavor with roasted malt, hops and some nuts. Quite ordinary.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Deep black with nice tan head and good lace. This would be called a stout anywhere else. Smoother and less bitter than the XXXX stout from Porterhouse. Nice black chocolate flavors with hints of roast coffee.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (943) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Chocolatey, a very thick consistancy for a porter, almost a stout. A decent flavorful brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Very dark brown; light toast, roast chocolate aroma. Fresh, almost tobaccoey character. Light toast. A fun porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nuffield (3701) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2002
This was excellent--easily the best beer they brew. Extremely soft texture, foamy. Coffee and coffee ice cream flavors, as well as hints of chocolate/raspberry later on. Rather complex (better the Guinness). Trying to place the flavor, at one point I couldn’t get ’celery seed’ off my mind. A refreshing beer and evidence that the awards given out to beers are not wholly off-the-mark. (The brewery claims to have received an international-level award for this one).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2002
Tasted in Dublin, june 2001. Coffee, roasted malt and liqorice in the fine taste of this thinnish beer. For a porter very easy to drink.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
You gotta love a place where the bartender gets insulted when a patron orders a Guinness. This is what they serve up instead and it is far superior.


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