Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cold filtered and kegged. Also available bottled at 5.7% ABV.
"Made to arecipe originally brewed by Deasyís of West Cork in the early 1900ís. This was Michael Collinsí 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrbasstrombone (8) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2007 does not count
This beer is great on draught! Far, far better tasting than Guinness. Lots of hoppy flavour. Go to Dublin and try it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Bottle (750ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle from swoopjones. Poured thick, opaque brown-black with a large fluffy light brown lasting head (4+). I canít decide whether the pungent grassy/funky UK hops or the dry, mildly spicy dark roasted molasses/nutoil/dark chocolate malt dominates - itís roasty, dry and funky. (tupalev says it reminds him of burnt dust, like when you fire up the electric space heater for the first time in the fall) - very good. Taste - smooth, soft, chocolate milk, dry, darkly roasty, milky, green funky hops - smooth. Lovely mouthfeel - lightish body for a stout, but silky and milky, mily carbonation, malty linger - excellent - I think I liked it the most of the three of us, but we all like it. Dry, but not too dry. Note: bottle said 7%, not 5% - felt more like 5% to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oh6gdx (24607) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
Draught@Porterhouse, London. Black colour, mediumsized brown creamy and thick head. Aroma is roasted malts, very dark chocolate and some caramel. Flavour is big roasted malts, some dark chocolate and strong coffee and fudge. Really wellbalanced and pleasant to drink. Roasted nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5924) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club. Iíve had this in the fridge since I got it. Not sure why I waited so long to rate it. Black pour. Midnight really. Bit of mahogany around the edges at the surface. Small tan head is gone before I was done pouring, it seemed. Nose is roasted malts, sweet caramel, coffee and cream, and dark chocolate. Taste is a bit more on the bitter side as compared with the aroma. Strong roasted maltiness, cold coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate and soft burnt caramel. Body is creamy and smooth but fizzy is spots, especially as you start to swallow the last gulp of each mouthful. Finishes with more bittersweet chocolate, dark coffee, roasted malts and more caramel notes. Nothing unique or extreme, but well done, nonetheless. Very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Dark brown pour with rustic crimson hues. A creamy light brown head disperses rapidly. the aroma is of sweet coffee, moderate roasted grains, burned caramel, astringent but not alcoholic at all. The flavor is very astringent, with just a touch of sweetness, hints of acrid smoke, torched caramel and unpleasant in many regards. The taste took a total nosedive. The finish is bitter, burnt, medium in duration and leaves sour roastiness lingering. Mouthfeel is tingly, adequately carbonated and dull, somewhat scattered. Interesting but not very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2007
750 mL bottle caged and corked. poured an opaque black color. Head was thin and tan. Smelled of dark chocolate and a bit of adhesive tape. Roasty and dry on the tongue with some chocolate and weak coffee flavors. A bit thinner than I had expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Barely got any notes for this one written down. Had some light roasty chocolate to this. Pretty tastey though for a dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5763) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
25 oz bottle, via jjpm74. Pours a dark black body under a rather large two inch foamy brown head. Lots of visible carbonation retains head for the duration. The nose is quite roasty and chocolaty with a nice hoppy note, with some light licorice and burnt notes. The flavor is really well balanced with the burnt and roasted malts lending that classic dryness without being too astringent, then finishing with a lingering english hoppiness and a little chalk. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with very light soft carbonation. The head must have taken away the carbonation thankfully. The texture is watery, but not thin. This was a really nice beer. Quite flavorful and with a good amount of complexity for a Dry Stout. A little under-rated in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Thanks for bringing this to a tasting, General_Gao. The body was black with a light orange colored head. The aroma was sweet chocolate with vanilla. The taste was soybeans with some coffee. There was also a bit of chocolate and a bitter finish. The body was very smooth. A good stout that I would like to try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, 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 thatís listed at 5%. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Soft carbonation. Drinkability: I didnít care for this one at all.

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