Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 506   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 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.

hydros' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hydros (7) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottle. Poured dark with smoky aroma. Smoke and chocolate flavor. Good all around stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotin (822) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2016
Draught at the brewpub. Black colored. AROMA- roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. FLAVOR- neutral, slightly sour, bitter, roasted malts, coffee. Medium bodied.
Nice Irish stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ascelja (817) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2016
Tap at Porterhouse Temple bar, Dublin. Absolutely black body, medium dark beige head. Aroma of roasted malst, hint of bread, milk chocolate. Taste is strongly bitter, dry, slightly sour. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, touch of plums. Medium to full body, moderately carbonated.
Very good one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Roasted bitterness and acidity are balanced by chocolate cake icing in this bloated, super nitrogenated Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A perfect head of creamy foam lingers all the way through the pint atop the pitch black.
-Malts are characterful enough to still convey a few coffee notes.
-This was served very cold.
-Mouthfeel is heavy, quite sweet, an impression enhanced by the intense nitrogen treatment.
-Differences between their Wrasslers Stout, Oyster Stout and Plain Porter are diminished because of the nitrogen.

On tap at their Temple Bar location.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Scrumpy369 (440) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2016
On tap at porterhouse. Pitch black colour medium beige head. Nose is coffee and roasted malts. Taste is strange bitternes. Ugh. Lipidic bitterness. Undrinkable. Looked lovely but disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (679) - - JUN 13, 2016
Ruikt lekker scouting. Superdonker, mooi vol schuim. Ruikt lekker naar chocola. Goed mondgevoel en lekkere gebalanceerde smaak. Top!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eljebi (68) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2016
Muy rica dry-stout. Poderosa dentro de su estilo. Cuerpo sedoso, bonita presencia y un montón de maltas tostadas, torrefactas y toques ahumados en nariz y boca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle; pours nearly black with a beige head; aroma of roasted malt and chocolate with hints of dark fruits and coffee; taste is lightly sweet with chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt, and hints of coffee; finish is dry with a hint of roasted bitterness; very good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sjogro (2458) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 At Jim/John is back tasting. Dark brown w greyish head. Very dry bitter, chocolate malts, roastedness, dry leaves. Light sweet, medium bitter. Quite dry, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (7430) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured almost black with a thin whispy light tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt, some sweet creamy caramel. The flavour is moderate liqourice bitter with a smooth creamy malt, liqourice, light floral hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3579) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at THT. Almost black with decent sized beige head. Lots of dried fruits, blueberries, dry cocoa powder and coffee dregs, quite some herbal hops and grass. Light sweet and medium bitter. Light bodied with dry watery feel.

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