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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 435   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
Taster on tap at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, little stable beige head. NOSE: coffee, chocolate, toffee. TASTE: coffee, bitter aftertaste, not really balanced in total...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2013
25 cl. draft @ Delrium Tap House. Black with an okay mocha head. Nose is sweet caramel with typical mocha, coffee & chocoalte but not very impressive nose. Taste is sweet coffee, middling, caramel, herbs, bit of toffee & coffee, sweet sugar, solid malt presence,... Med. to light for style body. Solid effort but not the best around. Now seeing that this is a "Dry Stout" I am far more possitive about this. I gave this 0,1 more for style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
From bottle, courtesy of John C. Mild roasted nutty nose, chocolate, coffee, and light bitter hops. Some vanilla and caramel. Dark black opaque with thin tan head. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts pretty dry with roasted-burnt malt, and hop bitterness. Light coffee and chocolate, some vanilla sweetness. Finish is fairly smooth with carbonic bit and bitter hop after.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
August 2010. From bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Roasted malt aromas with dark fruit, molasses, chocolate. Medium body with a smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jilune (4) - FRANCE - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
Voilà une vraie Stout ! Épaisse, harmonieuse, douce... et qui laisse une gentil souvenir de son passage en bouche.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4979) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Brown black pour with clinging tan head and lace. Aroma is light chocolate and roasted malt. Sweet chocolate start with a burnt coffee like bitter. Light bodied with good carbonation. ok

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (546) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown in colour with a small tan head. Rich chocolate aroma, very dry, with a very bitter finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. A good beer, but could do with a little more body to it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesie1857 (1368) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
330ml bottle 5.7% version from Beers of Europe - Pitch black body, frothy tan head. Nose is a rich coffee, roasted malt, liquorice and bitter chocolate. Also picking blackcurrants up too. The taste is a bit like those blackcurrant and liquorice sweets, sweet to start with and a lasting bitter finish. Palate lets this one down, a bit thin and watery. A bit more robust and this would be a cracker. Still very nice though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, reddish black (SRM 40) body.....nose is roasted malts with coffee, lighter chocolate, light hints of toffee, hop spice.....taste is roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, lighter malts with hints of caramel, molasses, leading to a moderately heavy hop bitter bite.....mouth feel thick, creamy, light astringency, carbonation leads to a clean light acid finish. This is a lovely, fairly well balanced Stout with a delightful richness. The finishing bitterness is too dominant. BJCP 8/3/13/5/6

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2013
Keg @ Porterhouse Central Dublin [140813]
Black, ruby edges, tan dense head, good lacing
Aroma - Soft dark malts, roasted malts, touch spicy
Taste - Dark bitter roast, dark chocolate, spicy hop, coffee grounds, good taste spoiled by the aggressive burnt finish
Palate - Soft carb, medium body. Finish - Bitter bitter roast, dry, loooong linger, too much burnt roast
Overall - The finish is way too burnt and bitter for me - rather disappointed with this - not a fan ...must try the bottle and see if its better


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