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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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.

3
Miksu (5053) - 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.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10603) - 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.

3.2
Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 26, 2010
VEry strong indeed. It was quite annoying after a while but well brewed. NIce aroma and features.

3.3
rosenbergh (11753) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Draught at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear amber colour with small light tan head. Mild bitter aroma. Harsh bitter hoppy flavour with grapefruit and resin. Grainy maltiness. Long bitter aftertaste.

3.2
JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2009
Keg 0.25L. Pale beige creamy head. Slightly sour malty taste. Fruity mouthfilling hoppiness. Not very sweet. Hoppy bitterness at the end. Round and soft taste at beginning. And then boomm....hopps. Soft mild hoppy nose.

3.1
sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2009
([email protected]ä Hauki) Clear deep copper with a small, firm and lasting head. Very mild aroma with toffeeish malt and berries. Strongly berryish flavor (red currant) with woody-nutty hops, and some hay-citrusy hops in the finish. Medium body, soft and lowish carbonation, but hard water. Feels like a berry ale, although thats probably not intended..

3.9
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
On nitro at the brewpub. Reddish copper with creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Big dirty grapefruit and spicey hop aroma with off-dry caramel, resiny citrus and a little blood orange. Flavor is fresh, resiny citrus and not as bitter grapefruit as the aroma, dry, pretty big, almost astringent bitterness, nice though. Medium, creamy body. Very tasty.

3.9
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2009

Source:Sample at the brewpub.
Glass:Sample glass.
Appearance:Dark amber pour with a thin beige head.
Aroma:Very malty with hints of citrus.
Flavor:Solid malt base with a citrus finish and a bit of warming alcohol on the end as well.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a brutally lingering bitter finish.
Overall:Solid strong ale. There are some things that could be better, but solid overall.

2.9
Brandman (2963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2009
Tap on brewpub. dark golden colour, tanned head. aroma is quite thin and not too good. some maltiness. flavour has nice hoppy touch.


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