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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 506   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCracken (14) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Poured impenetratably jet black with a light brown, long-lasting, tight head. The aroma surprised me a bit as I got more hop aroma than roasted barley. Still though, the roasted factor was nicely presented around a very complex chocolate, brown sugar and balanced EKG herbal note. The flavor was great as well though more molasses-like than in the aroma with a great dry, roasty and lightly grainy/astringent lingering finish. Very creamy in the middle and nice and dry in the finish. Good use of flaked barley. This is a really nice beer that actually hides it’s 7% alcohol pretty well. I could drink a lot of these and nothing else over a night, and be very, very happy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 30, 2008
A very strong powerful stout with distinct flavourings of roasted malt and tobacco.The tobacco was unusual but i quite liked it.hint of coffee and more roasted malt in the finish. Took a few pints but im starting to like it a lot

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, light cocoa and coffee. Flavor is again roasty and sweet with a bittersweetness too. The roast is just right and really takes the center of the brew. Thanks BuckDich.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finn (6233) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2008
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden 29 Apr 08. Black with a creamy light brown head. Modest aroma of chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt and chocolate. A pleasant dry roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle: Thick black color, tan head and nice light lacing. Nose of licorice, sharp astringency, some molasses and coffee. The flavor is bitter, some mild almond, coffee, cherry and chocolate notes. Bright astringency, dry mouthfeel and a nice creamy balanced tail. Good dry stout, high acidity, easy drinkability and a minerally note.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Pour: Deep black, brown edges, 3-finger tan head, great lacing Nose: roasty choc malt, molasses, fig, almond, brown sugar, perfumy florals late Taste: Roasty choc malty, dry, slight rauchy, molasses, almond, walnut Overall: Medium palate heft, nicely balanced, this is a truly great stout that, should I ever vist the Emerald Isle, I will seek out ahead of Guinness and Murphy’s.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2564) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
Black colored, moderate sized tan head, pretty good lacing and retention. Aroma is chocolate with some roasted goodness. Medium bodied, quite dry. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
octopossum (2) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008 does not count
Dark in color, nice brown head. Toasty and malty in flavor, a bit smoky-sweet with flavors of coffee and licorice. Dry and mild.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2008
Bottle shared by Humulone_Red. Thanks!
Pours dark black with a thin light tan head. Smell is roasty and somewhat mild. Taste is rich dark roasted malt and a very light bit of coffee in the flavor. Slightly bubbly mouthfeel, but this was pretty good overall and nicely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (5569) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2008 Dark brown color with a tall somewhat diminished tan head, that leaves a heavy sheet of lace. Somewhat interesting in aroma, with some roasted malt, touch of smoke, and mineral water. Touches of licorice and menthol as well. Just from the first sip I would consider this a foreign or sweet stout. Heavy malt flavors from the start. Roasted malt, with cream and dark chocolate. Middle starts to dry out in this one. Some black and roasted malt flavors. Some lactic qualities come out as it warms. It also seems to be more like a dry stout as it warms. Some light spice in the finish.


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