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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 443   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4392) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a black opaque body with a creamy khaki-colored head. Smell: Mild aroma of roasted malts, light caramel, and one tiny handful of nuts, all hedged by a definite sourness. Taste: Roasted malt flavors of coffee and dark chocolate with, again, just a smattering of nuts. However, all the flavors are rather muted, except for that sourness. A decent amount of roastiness with just a bit of hops on the finish. Some alcohol peaks through now and again, which seemed surprising for a beer that’s listed at 5%. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Soft carbonation. Drinkability: I didn’t care for this one at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Pours a mostly opaque black with a nicely-lacing light brown head. Dry, earthy roasty aroma has some bittersweet dark chocolate notes and fresh American hops. Body starts slightly tart and very dry with some earthy notes and a roasty finish. Goes well with dark chocolate, but could use a little sweetness on its own.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
On tap at the Porterhouse Dublin. Opaque black body with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate with a double shot of espresso in the finish. This beer tastes big even after tasting two other Porterhouse stouts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2007
A very good stour this. Much better than the overrated and overhyped Guinness, which is drunk by gormless posers. This is a stout that the Irish should be proud of and should be drunk much more widely than its evil cousin. Sweet and caramel in taste, but what I like the most is the long lasting dry bitter aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2700) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 Pours a lovely stout black, toffee aroma with a coffee and toffee punch!!!!! Very very enjoyable tap stout, will certainly drink again Rerate 4 years later, just some additional notes: Bitter, dark chocolate, leather, malt, espresso finish. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hydros (7) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007 does not count
Bottle. Poured dark with smoky aroma. Smoke and chocolate flavor. Good all around stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2007
C-bus 7. Light roasted malt. Black body with a thin head. Medium palate. Lightly bitter toasted malts and some hints of coffee. Some grassy flavors show up now to make this more complex and are joined by an astringent malt flavor that detracts from the flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9258) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle... Pitch black ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is of coal dust and cocoa powder. Burnt, bitter flavor with no residual sweetness. Bursts of dark chocolate and espresso. Full-bodied and astringent with soft carbonation. Bitter, acrid finish. A big SHOUT goes out to jjpm74 for providing the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Poured a very dark brown color with no real head. Sweetish lacto roast aroma, with some dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, mildly carbonated. Mild roast character in taste, with a clean, dry finish. A decent dry stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
750ml bottle from footy - thanks Rudy! - Shared this one at Columbus 7 tasting - Pours dark brown with a short offwhite head. Aromas of smoky roasted malts over chocolate and caramel. Flavor is quite roasty as well with a good amount of smoke there. Some good sweetness finds it’s way through with notes of caramel and chocolate. Smooth and rich throughout with a nice dry finish. I really enjoyed this one.


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