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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 508   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11120) - 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 (6557) - 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 (6695) - 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 (2727) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2182) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
pours a thick black (opaque) with a large brown bubbly head.
smell is cocoa, touch of coffee, licorice, slight vanilla, a whiff of smoke.
taste is thick creamy, dark and bakers chocolate, touch of espresso, end is dry and slightly bitter, a woody aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2008
Pitch black color with a dark brown head. The nose is very unique with strong salty black licquorice, dark chocolate, treacles, and tobacco notes. Did I mention how salty this is? Very dry and intense mouth with salty black licquorice, dark chocolate and dark fruit. Sightly warming. Med body. Saltiness just lingers in the mouth. Truely an amazing stout that is not getting its props.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
The aroma is dusty, detergenty with some dark fruit and dark roasted malt. The body is black with a crazy lasting, thick mocha head. The first sip is sweet chocolate, fruity, malty and it has a very creamy feel. Lingering ashy, sweet fruit flavor with a bit of astringency.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
@ Porterhouse, Dublin: Black, long lasting cafe au lait head, notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt,mainly bitter and dry finish.


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