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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
Tap @ Porterhouse, London.
Pours almost black with a great, staying, creamy, beige head. Exceptionally good looks. Sweet, malty aroma, some chocolate and soft roasted. Not much of it, though. Low carbonation, fine, creamy mouthfeel - much like a good Guinness. Flavour is rather sweet and malty, good dark chocolate, nuts, liquorice and a great, long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
750 ml bottle sent from Secret Santa 2008. Quite dark with a bubbly brown head. Very roasty aroma with licorice. Sharp but semi-sweet with roasted/burnt grain. Complex with a bit of malt with earthy/spicy hop presence that is not over done. Solid. Carbonated medium body with semi-dry finish. Pretty good for a style I do not usually get into.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7409) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2008
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BitBucket! This was truly above and beyond the call without a doubt. The cork was a real SOB to remove--ended up chipping glass off the neck TWICE, using a garden variety wine bottle opener. This was after I gave up messing with the cork and just cut the top off. wtf? Impacted to say the least. But that’s neither here nor there wrt the beer, since I rinsed the shards off the top under the tap.
Pours a jet-black body under a thick, surging, moussy burnt tan head. Plenty of webby lacing left as it falls, but it sticks around to some degree for a good long while. Sweet licoricey nose...delectable. Creamy medium body. Plenty of chocolate and licorice on the mid-palate with whiffs of licorice darting in for cameos here and there. Long, mild, creamy finish. This isn’t really a 750 beer, it’s a 6-pack beer, but it’s lovely stuff. Could drink a fair bit of it if they got the price down where it ought to be, instead of hovering around 75 cents an ounce in the states at boutique bottle shops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pasgenric (2) - , Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008 does not count
The 4X is my favourite stout from the Porterhouse brewery. It has the strongest taste, and it keeps you thinking.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
Moderately, off-white head resting all the way on top of a pitch black body. Sweet coffee aroma. Roasted coffee beans in flavour turning into more coffee grounds towards the ending. Bitter finish (third pint glass on a sample tray, draught at Porterhouse London 05.08.2008).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Corked bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Opaque with a frothy tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of heavy roasted and charred malts, aromatic herbal hops, anise, pipe tobacco, plum, and a hint of coffee esters. The taste starts with a nice balance of burnt black malt and hop bitterness balanced by bready pale malts. Hint of lactic twang and acidic fruit around the edges. The finish has some liquorice and chocolate notes along with a dry ashy character. There is a strange but welcomed salty like quality on the aftertaste. The mouth feel is round and lively, good for the style. Pretty darn nice beer but not too sure if worth the monies however.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Awesome stout on draught at the Porthouse in Dublin. This is very thick and full of wonderful dark flavors. Coffee and dark fruit. Burnt carmel and good amount of bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
Draught at Porterhouse, Black coloured beer with an average creamy off-white head and a sweeter special, light smokey roasted aroma. Full smokey creamy palate. Finish is roasted, again little smokey with a longer bitter malty strong ending. Very nice stout.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2008
Draught at Porterhouse Central; dublin. Dark brown with a small, beige head. Fruity, citric aroma with some chocolate-toffee. Roasted flavour with a lot of dry cocoa-bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Dark with a deep beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, vanilla, lactose, molasses, chocolate and alcohol. Medium bodied and well carbonated, but still goes down easy. Flavor is roasted, chocolate, malty, vanilla, and some earth. Easy drinking, damn tasty stout. Nothing overpowers here, just a solid combination that makes me think I need a few more bottles.


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