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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 327   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 Strong fresh ground coffee aroma, extreamlly smooth and creamy mouthfeel, medium delicate body, the roasted flavour is amazing not a robust beer but a great light refreashing stout.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kespecial (34) - - JAN 25, 2014
On tap at Fraunces Tavern in NYC. Opaque black with reddish hints and creamy head. Roasted coffee and malt on nose. Smells delicious, and taste follows through with rich, classic porter flavors, coffee, burnt caramel, toffee. Could drink this all through a winter’s day. Among the best porters around at this abv.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14140) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
Nitro @ Porterhouse, Covent Garden. I really like this. Black , velvety porter with chocolate and coffee malts on the nose, creamy/velvet in mouth and more chocolate/coffee on the finish. Very satisfying

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2009
Pint on tap at the Porterhouse Brewing Co., Temple Bar, Dublin. Deep brown, nearly black colour, with a thick and silky smooth pale head. It has a very strong roasted barley aroma, and this is also the first noticeable flavour. There are powerful notes of dark chocolate and espresso, with a hint of fresh cream. It leaves an aftertaste of mountain stream water, in that it is crisp and refreshing, but with strong tannin notes. The flavour lingers, and it is pleasantly smooth on the palate. An exceedingly good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1232) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
Brown in colour, beige head. Some honey and chocolate in aroma. Taste of dark caramel, well balanced with fine hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogivlado (5900) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4304) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thx. to Sebletitje for this one. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Finally another dry stout from Ireland, if this stuff is any good – there will be finally a rebuttal to people who keep insisting that Guinness is at the very least the best in its style. I assume any beer can claim to a bogus beer style and profess to excel in it regardless of the quality of the beverage. Pours a brown, light black. Smells sweet with candy, caramel, dark sugar, pie, toffee and fresh coffee. Tastes of sweet caramel, toffee, liquorice, herbs, pie, dark sugar and fresh coffee. Body is a tad lighter. Bit surprise, very lovely & easy going beer. A fine dry stout at least.

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.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2007
Deep brown-black colour with thick, creamy head that does tend to mask the aroma somewhat. Big roasted, malty flavours followed by strong hints of coffee and some liquorice. The aftertaste is bittersweet from the roasted malts that dominate the flavour.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On Nitro draught at the Porterhouse

Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues when held up to the light, but it doesn’t really look "black" as many stouts/porters do, this is a true dark brown. The head is thick and tight and leaves sheets of lacing on the glass.

The beer is crazy aromatic, lots of roasty and nutty aromas throughout with a good dose of dark chocolate.

The flavor is chocolaty and mild on hop bitterness. Plenty of roasty coffee bitterness in the finish. The beer has some mild chocolate notes and is very dry. This is a simple beer, but it hits all the right notes.

The palate is a bit thin, like a dry stout can be at times, particularly one on nitro, however it’s silky and not really watery either.


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