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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4513) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2012
11.2oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some dough, light chocolate, pale malts, and floral hops. Flavor about what a dry stout should be, but could have more malts, like always. Average texture. A pretty good beer.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Draft pour at the source. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head. The aroma has chocolate, ash, and some coffee. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4099) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
On tap at the Porterhouse Bar. Comes almost black with a nice rich creamy khaki head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, barley, chocolate, and coffee. Finish is somewhat dry with a little bitterness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (8699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at The Porterhouse, pours jet black with a small brown head. Nose brings out roasted malt and cocoa. Flavour is rich, with lightly roasted malt and dry cocoa. Quite a lovely palate, full of dry cocoa. Silky, thick palate. Very nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (169) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
Dark stout with a creamy dark almond head. The beer smells like a regular stout, roasted barley. The taste confirms this. There is a nice citrusy hop aroma in the finish. The beer has something special, maybe a smoky sensation. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (255) - BELGIUM - APR 10, 2015
Magnifique Irish Stout qui offre un nez magnifique aux fortes effluves de malts grillés et fortement torréfié aux relents de café fraîchement moulu, de chicorée, de chocolat avec une petite pointe acide. En bouche, j’apprécie beaucoup ce maltage à la fois costaud aux saveurs torréfiées assez dense avec un arrière goût de brûlé léger mais bien présent, et à la fois onctueux au palais grâce à des saveurs lactées qui rendent cette dégustation assez douce. La surprise arrive en rétro-nasale avec un houblonnage assez solide: à la fois résineux et herbacé. Le tout avec une belle longueur en bouche. Dommage cette petite astringence surette qui arrive en toute fin. A la fois apéritive et désaltérante.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alexi91 (137) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Tulip Glass. Supplier: Porterhouse (Dublin). Fruity taste with dark roasted overtones.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Taste has dryish, dark roasted malts. Taste is very roasty or burnt. Not my thing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAR 23, 2015
Una stout dal colore impenetrabile e la schiuma compatta, colore del caffelatte. Aromi di cioccolato e liquerizia. Nel complesso bilanciata. Finale un poco astringente e carbonazione un po’ oltre la norma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thelynchfella (136) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 28, 2015
Pourse black with big off white/tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Same again in taste, coffee, chocolate.. quite a dry finish. Really really good stout

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3019) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2015 Authentic Irish dry stout outside the Guinness - Murphy’s - Beamish triangle, apparently appreciated by the holy Michael Jackson in the late nineties and a recreation of an early 20th-century example, very curious about this. The cap has a ring to it, for easy removal. Pours a completely opaque black colour under a thick, moussy, thickly lacing, medium beige head. Aroma shouts tons of cookie dough at first, accompanied by hints of cappuccino, caramel candy, gingerbread, liquorice candy, pronounced iron, mocha, candied figs, cloves, chicory. Concentrated dried fruits flavour at first, with a fatty, oily, smooth mouthfeel, faintly sweet but nothing really reminiscent of candi or other sugar, dry with a soft, sweetish nutty and chocolatey maltiness, clear but not really disturbing iron, light spiciness, finishing in a full-fledged coffeeish and chicory-like roasted bitterness lasting for a long time and aided by peppery and earthy hop bitterness. Appetizing, dry and with indeed an authentic feel to it (inasmuch as this is assessible - given the fact no one alive today was around when Michael Collins drank the original version); very good in its particular style, feeling more ’natural’ than Guinness Draught, for example. Kudos to Porterhouse, apparently the first Irish brewpub.


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