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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle From Se. Pours black with a nice small tanned head. Aroma is acidy slightly roasted some fruitiness a bit acidy and wet carbohydrates. Flavor is acidy bitter roasted malty with a touch of fruits. Aftertaste is short and a bit thin.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Leini (726) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2013
The 5% version. 330ml bottle. Dark brown body with a medium brown tainted head.Dark chocolate, milk, grass, bitter hops (orange peel) and roasted malt. Also something artificial I have trouble putting my finger on. Too much hops in here for my liking and a too thin palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
Smak och doft av malt, choklad, rostade toner. Stor bitterhet, lagom sötma, lätt kropp, aningen torr.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikeyo1 (149) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2013
bottle @ home. Pours brown color with a beige medium head. Dry & roasted aroma initially of butterscotch then chocolate, grind coffee, licorice, smoked wood, & red fruits. Some balancing caramel in the background. Some Citrus too. Taste has medium mouth feel, is dry and sour from roasted malts. Notes of chocolate, salt, citrus, red berries, coffee, ash. dry roasted sour bitterness in the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
Keg at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London. Chestnut with thin white head. Excessively expensive for what is a thin, dry, bitter beer. Dull with a cardboard note. Poor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4068) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle ftom SB Helsingborg cons 2013-12-16 Göteborg AR:sweet chocolate, roasted malt AP: dark brown body, frothy fizzy sand brown head F: heavy carbonation, high bitternees, roasted malt, dry, chocolate,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (4327) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
Appearance: Pitch black color with a fine beige head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Mild chocolate, roasted malt and coffee.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet and a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Rich roasted malt, coffee and mild chocolate.
Overall impression: Lovely tasty porter ehh no stout. Porter on the label listed as stout. This do not help my understanding of what is porter and what is stout. But who cares. Lovely ale. Easy as it seems. Especially at 4,3%.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2013
Nice porter with plenty of coffee and chocolate. A little bit thin in the body lets it down from being a top beer but highly enjoyable nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (1990) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle from SB. Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Malty an fruity tones. Malt, coffee, chocolate and bitterness. Medium to light body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
Sample at a Systembolaget tasting. Smell of chocolate and dark bread with some boozy fumes. Fairly mild taste with a chocolaty maltbase. There are better Porters in the regular supply at Systembolaget.


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