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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 434   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Taboada (302) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 3, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on 02/06/2014. Black colour with a nice and creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty and sweet. Taste is intense bitter, chocolate and toast. Aftertaste is very high and good. A little dry in the finish but a very good stout. Michael Higgins was right about this beer. The label and the glass of the brewery are awesome! Next one please.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
triskaideka (135) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2014 Bottle at home - poured black with a tan head that persisted. Aroma of coffee and notes of fire ashes. Taste is roasty with coffee notes. Medium mouth feel. This is pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (733) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 15, 2014
BOTTLE 33CL from dcmchew. Thanks, Cristian Mihai. Look: pitch black with a beige head. Aroma: sweetish aroma of creme brulee, toast, light roast, yeast. Taste: some sweetness and hop character comes through the roast with and acid note, very (too?) bitter, ashy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1297) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Smell of coffee, tar. Black colour, light brown creamy head. Aroma of tar, ash, coffee. Dry, ashy texture. Bitter. Flat and soft carbon. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1578) - WALES - MAY 8, 2014
Keg at Porterhouse Covent Garden. Short review due to socialising. Black, big foamy brown head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma - malty, yeast, ash. Body is medium, smooth, touch of carbonation. Taste - deep roast, ash. Nice stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (2531) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
Smooth with hints of sourness in the beginning. The mainpart is very intense, probably a bit viscous. Roasted-sourish. The aftertaste is burned coffee, dark chocolate and nice bitter hints. --> Interesting, but for me a bit too concentrated-viscous. --> 10/12/11/11

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mmahut (934) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2014
Deep black color with tan medium head. Aroma is roasty, light acidic on the nose, mostly sweet butter character. Taste has high noble bitterness in opening, maybe too much for my taste, but it goes into the background as I finish my pint. The balanced sweet side has a lot of roastiness too, with light dark chocolate ending. Definitely balanced towards the bitter side, makes the palate little bit flat. Body is light with medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 14, 2014
12oz bottle from Dark Horse. Pours an oily thick black into the tulip glass, very little head, just leaves a thin tan cream on top, some lacing down the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, toast, cocoa, coffee, some molasses. Flavor is the same, slightly thinner than I was expecting. Palate is full and oily, extremely smooth and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (7081) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
Tiefschwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack röstmalzig trocken nach Kaffee, leicht würzig und herb.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2014
330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, coffee, molasses, light herbal, and roast/bready earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light molasses, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of sharp roasted/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light molasses, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming presence after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dry stout style. All around great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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