Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 508   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gangstergafje (686) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 The beer has a lovely stout appearance. The color of the beer is a beautiful pitch black, with a nice ruby red glow. The beer pours a delicious soft creamy white head of foam. The foam remains on top of the beer for quite a long time. The creamy layer of foam that remains looks delicious and seals all the aromas in. The beer smells like a proper stout. There are slightly salty aromas of roasted barley, coffee and chocolate. The taste confirms this. There is a nice citrusy hop aroma in the finish. The beer has something special, maybe a smoky sensation. Itís a delicious robust stout, with a youth of freshness in the finish. One of the better stouts in the world, I my opinion. Itís nice, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
thru Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club. Creamy chocolate and vanilla with coffee, cafe mocha all on the nose. Pours black with a thick tan head that lasts. Heavy coffee flavor, with chocolate notes, strong roasted barley flavor, vanilla, so so so creamy even without nitro. So good!!! Best stout iíve had out of the emerald isle!

   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 itís 7% alcohol pretty well. I could drink a lot of these and nothing else over a night, and be very, very happy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeGraham (1) - USA - JUL 6, 2009 does not count
On tap at The Porterhouse, Dublin 5/7/09. Aroma: Subtle, earthy hops. Appearance: Opaque black with tan, creamy head. Flavor: Dry and roasty up front with a lingering bitterness of Kent Goldings. Palate: Heavy flavor, but dry. Overall Impression: The best Irish stout Iíve had, bar none. Great late hop flavor. I would suggest trying this alongside their íPlain Porterí. The rather bland Plain will make you appreciate what a fine beer this is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Very nice stout. Lots of roasted malts. Coffee. Chocolate. Pours a very dark brown. Almost no head. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Psytron (1919) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Smell of coffee, tar. Black colour, light brown creamy head. Aroma of tar, ash, coffee. Dry, ashy texture. Bitter. Flat and soft carbon. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (809) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a big,frothy,sand-coloured head S: -chocolate,oats,mocha,coffee,nutty,cream the nose with dried fruits and a toasty finish -high espresso-like bitterniss -dry finish F: -low to medium carbonation -light to medium,creamy body O: Fantastic single Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Poured from an 11.2 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is packed with chocolate malt and roasted nuts. The taste is a very nice smoky malt flavor.

   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 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.

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