Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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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gunnar (9403) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a big frothy off-white head. Malty aroma. Taste is full of dried fruits, some fresh mints supporting the malty body towards the end, which is moderate bitter.

Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse , 2011. Pours clear copper with a white head. Pepper, alcohol, fruit and hops. Medium bodied. Dry end

DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
Pours clear, streaming bronze with a dense white head. Aroma boiled sweets (Werthers, Murray Mints) with a waxy, carob-like note I get from some rauchbiers. Strong red apple flavour that isn’t unpleasant but a little overwhelming; hints of biscuit, nuts, a medicinal cherry Tunes bitterness..and lots of alcohol. Hard going- not the pick of the Porterhouse beers.

leaparsons (10696) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Bronze with an off-white head. Aromas are berries with woody notes and soft spices. Vinous with red wine notes. Some musty vinegar aspects. Flavours are toffee and berries with spices. Quite dry with a peppery, yeasty, earthy finish. Some grapefruit bitterness. Decent.

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.

omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - 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.

Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - 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...)

Oakes (18498) - 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.

patrick767 (4095) - 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.

Svesse (8731) - 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.

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