Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our secret weapon. A fulsome, winsome strong ale. A deep copper tinged brew for the true aficionado, longer fermentation and thrice hopping bring about a complex soft bitterness allied to a malt induced sweetness with the characteristic oily Fuggles hop perfume. Not just for students. Once "stuffed" savour the flavour of a glass as a digestif... True "Aroma-therapy".

Grain: Pale Malt, Roast Barley, Black Malt, Flaked Barley.
Hops: Galena, Nugget, East Kent Goldings.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Diaga (8) - IRELAND - JAN 4, 2011 does not count
I’m quite a fan of this beer. Its one of the few Porterhouse beers that carrys well in both bottle and tap formats and one of my staples everytime I go to Dublin. Its strength is noticeable and it feels somewhere between an Irish Red and a Strong English. However, it is very strongly flavoured with plenty of nuts and a sweet floral/fruit taste. Aftertaste is lengthy and satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24380) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottled, from The Drink Store, Dublin. Clear deep amber, rich firm head. Caramelly and spicy with some sweaty orange. Sweet and dense, full bodied. Mildly warming with marked spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 draft @ Porterhouse London. Dark gold, clear, nice lace. Rich mineral aroma. Nutty palate with moderate carbonation and a good bite. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Is bright and floral. Like it...draft @ Porterhouse Dublin. Red, non-sparkled. Spicy malts. Belgian-hinted candisugar in palate adds sweetness. But finishes dry and balanced. Nutty. Nice malts! 7-3-7-3-14 (almost the same rating...)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
Keg, Covent Garden. Pale dull amber. The aroma is caramel-accented and fairly clean. A little bit of caramel on the palate with light alcohol back notes. Drinks mellow for a 7% beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
tap - Pours copper-red with an off-white head. It smells of malt, hops, and berries. The flavor has plenty of sweet hops with a touch of fruit and a well hopped balance bitterness leading into a fairly bitter finish. It’s medium to full bodied and very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8148) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
(Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, 23 May 2010) Reddish brown colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of raisins, dried fruit and dusty hops. Malty, slightly fruity taste with red fruit, bready malt and a slightly bittersweet finish. More than medium body, drier than expected but with some malt sweetness. Tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
Copper colour with a nice white head. Thick and full bodied. Rather hoppy with banana and vanilla notes. Slightly metallic. Taste was not strongly expressed enough for my liking. Bitter, strong, lasting finish. Overall not bad, but I was expecting more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (5046) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2010
Draught at Black Door, Helsinki. Dark amber color. Resiny and sweaty hops in the aroma. Bittersweet caramelly flavor with resiny and fruity english hops, toffee and bread. Tannic dry hop finish. Full bodied chewy mouthfeel with hint of alcohol sharpness. Too caramelly and chewy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9767) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
Draught at the Temple Bar Brewpub. Deep copper color with a low head. Fruity malt aroma, with caramel and a touch of hops. Mellow flavor of fruit—dried, dark, fruit—and port. Sweet but superbly hopped. Bitter. Hop blast comes in late, at the finish, and lasts. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 26, 2010
VEry strong indeed. It was quite annoying after a while but well brewed. NIce aroma and features.

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