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Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout

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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cold filtered and kegged. Also available bottled at 5.7% ABV.
"Made to arecipe originally brewed by Deasy’s of West Cork in the early 1900’s. This was Michael Collins’ favourite tipple - a stout like your gradfather used to drink. A fine fullsome stout, full in every way, a pungent aroma of late kettle hops. A generous quantity of roast grain for flavour, bitter with flaked barley producing that rich body."
Ingredients: Pale Malt, Roast Barley, Black Malt, Flaked Barley; Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2730) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Authentic Irish dry stout outside the Guinness - Murphy’s - Beamish triangle, apparently appreciated by the holy Michael Jackson in the late nineties and a recreation of an early 20th-century example, very curious about this. The cap has a ring to it, for easy removal. Pours a completely opaque black colour under a thick, moussy, thickly lacing, medium beige head. Aroma shouts tons of cookie dough at first, accompanied by hints of cappuccino, caramel candy, gingerbread, liquorice candy, pronounced iron, mocha, candied figs, cloves, chicory. Concentrated dried fruits flavour at first, with a fatty, oily, smooth mouthfeel, faintly sweet but nothing really reminiscent of candi or other sugar, dry with a soft, sweetish nutty and chocolatey maltiness, clear but not really disturbing iron, light spiciness, finishing in a full-fledged coffeeish and chicory-like roasted bitterness lasting for a long time and aided by peppery and earthy hop bitterness. Appetizing, dry and with indeed an authentic feel to it (inasmuch as this is assessible - given the fact no one alive today was around when Michael Collins drank the original version); very good in its particular style, feeling more ’natural’ than Guinness Draught, for example. Kudos to Porterhouse, apparently the first Irish brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1169) - Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Smells of barley and black malts. Body and carbonation are good but this is extremely dry without the burnt flavor typical with black malt. It’s good but....

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1569) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle, 30/01/15. Pousr a dark brown, almost black with a wooden tinge. Fairly small, light latte-colored head. Aroma is burnt rubber, roast, chocolate. Taste is roast and coffee, some chocolate. Light with good carbonation. Good with spicy roast chicken. Excellent drinkability.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (506) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Smells of leather, pitch black body with no head, dry earthy smokey very decent stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (870) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Draft sample at Hopcat GR - pours a dark brown with faint white head . Nice roast character , smooth body ... Super sessionable . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (698) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from clongriffen carry out. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is Bog, manure, wood, earth. Flavour is light roasted malts with dry earthy coffee finish. Light body.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (387) - FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
Noire, mousse chocolat moyenne se tenant assez bien. Nez de petit déjeuner : pain grillé et café. Les saveurs sont légères : café, malts grillés. C’est au niveau de l’amertume que c’est costaud : grosse amertume sèche persitente, pregnante qui permet aux notes torréfiées de se développer sur la langue et le palet. Très bonne dry stout, pour les amateurs ...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
didierlewallon (187) - ponferrada, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
Cerveza de color negro oscuro con una cabeza de color marrón claro. Aroma a malta tostada y a chocolate. Sabor a malta tostadas, a café, a chocolate, con un paladar suave que finaliza con el amargor y el tostado. Una muy buena cerveza Irlandesa, muy sabrosa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1837) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours out dark black with a thin beige head and solid lacing rings. The nose is malted heavily with big roasted notes and hits of dark choc. A nice robust flavour with notes of dark choc. and espresso. The finish is dry and quite bitter with a lingering roasted note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (3200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2014
330ml bottle (5,6%). Very dark brown, almost black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Gentle roast, sweet, chocolate, grainy and touch of hops in aroma. Nice roast, grainy, hazelnuts, bitter hops in taste. Full body. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Very drinkable.


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