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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 449   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1248) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle (if I recall correctly), consumed on 9-15-14. Scents of chocolate, plum, chocolate-covered raisin, chocolate-covered cherry, Playdough, cookie dough, bran muffin, and orange. Smells good and interesting. Pours dark brown with a moderate amount of tan head. Roasted malt flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, Playdough, and char. Slightly artificial taste. Tarry finish and aftertaste. Roasted bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body. Lively and frothy in the palate. Overall, interesting and aromatic but pulled down by the seemingly artificial element in aroma and flavor. Better than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (937) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 29.07.15. Pours dark brown-black with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, roast, chocolate. Flavor is roast, coffee, licorice, some sour notes. Finish is very long roasted dry and coffee bitter with some smokiness and nutiness. Overall: well made brew, but I prefer my stouts sweeter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2750) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
Bottled.ABV 5.7 %. Pours opaque black with an average, creamy and lacing beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, coffee and hops. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. A very nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (1802) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
Draught, opaque dark brown to black colour, medium long lasting, creamy head, aroma of coffee and strong roasted malt with some dirt and a hint of seaweed, flavour of coffee nuts and peanuts with some smokiness in the back and something sea salty like. Very good traditional stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3026) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is toffee and caramel, taste is bitter chocolate, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
Das Bier hat ein kräftiges Röstaroma mit Anklängen von Kaffee, Beerenfrüchten und sanftem Räuchergeruch. Die Schaumkrone steht wie Schlagsahne. Geschmack dann relativ bitter, adstringierend. Nachgeschmack von Räucherschinken.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gueuze (415) - - JUL 29, 2014
(cask, at Porterhouse, Temple Bar) Geruch eher neutral, schade. Geschmack dann kräftiger, mit Aschenbecher.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (999) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Pint at Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin (€4.90):
Strong bitterness, coffee & toasted notes with caramel backing them up. Some milk chocolate & earthy notes feature with some grain & touches of sweetness.
Opaque black with a thumb-sized, creamy & beige head with great retention.
Bitter tasting with some coffee & chocolate, touches of milk & sweetness plus burnt toast, grain & earthy malts with caramel too.
Smooth with only hints of grain. Lightly carbonated & sweet with a dry finish & bitterness that lingers at the end.

Not a bad effort from Porterhouse but not quite up to the standard set by their Oyster Stout that I tried previously, mainly due to the fact that the bitterness was a little overpowering but it was enjoyable at least.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorm (1464) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Mørk brun/svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av kaffe, lakris og tjære. Smak av mørk røstet maltt, kaffe og lakris. Melkebaren.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (1726) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
Duft av kaffe og lakris. dyp sort farge. Tynt lag skum som forsvinner, noe heng langs kant. God smak av kaffe.


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