Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 460   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pivo (2621) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2006
Starts off with potential: nice toasted malt nose and a lovely dark brown (near-black) color. Taste is somewhat interesting - roasted malt and coffee flavors - but unbalanced and some sour milk notes. Thin body is covered up by the roasted flavors. Not so thrilling in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Very dark brown color, nice foamy small head. Malt and band aid nose. Sour milk and cabbage taste-not to my liking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Reddish brown colour. Not opaque and not very dark for a stout. In fact, rather weedy in all departments. More like a porter really. Unpleasant vegetal, cabbagey aroma. Brewing standards seem to vary at this place. Thin mouthfeel. Not impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
Richer than the plain stout, with more complex flavours. Lovely toasty aftertaste of roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear black body with red highlights, creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty coffee, with a coffee bitter finish. Creamy light-medium body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 On tap at The Porterhouse on Temple Bar, Dublin. Ratings be damned, this is the best stout I’ve had to date. Huge hops and good aroma despite the nitro, which lets it slide down like silk. Good chocolate and mocha but very bitter. A slow drinker, like stout should be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14626) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2005
Draught at Porterhouse Covent Garden. I am really interested by the division that these beers seem to generate. Some think they are too affected by the nitro keg and taste artificial, some absolutely adore these stouts. I err on the side of the adoration. Sometimes I can have a pint that is a bit listless, but normally I really enjoy the malts, caramels, chocolate and coffees that dominate these beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
[Draft at Porterhouse, London] A black beer with a fine chocolate brown head. The aroma is roasted with loads of chocolate and malt. The flavor is totally dominated by roasted malt, with hints of acidity. Nice one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
Once again crap aroma, masked by the nitro head. Just a bit malty/sweet really. Black with a lasting tan head. Light roast flavour, almost a little sour! Slightly harsh and a little chalky in mouthfeel. Bit thin too. Not bad though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 A wondefull thick creamy stout, you can almost eat this beer, packed with highlly roasted flavors, full mouthfeel, a little bit overhopped, the finish also is a bit harsh, neverthless a very recomended robust stout.

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