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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (4216) - Belchium im Biersgau, - NOV 20, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2016 330ml bottle - bierpost.com - The same quality blend of rich, tasty malts and subtly-dosed quality hops as in Porterhouse’s "Wrassler’s stout" - only, contrary to what the label says, the flavour does not wholly "belie its alcohol content" - with only 7 ABV, the distinct boozy esthers dominate the top of the aroma and almost make this great drinkable recipe into a cautious sipper. Hide the ABVs a bit better and I’m back on board for a full 6 pack. - Have to appreciate the Joycean "tasty drop" pun, though. -- Rerate II/2013: must have gotten a fresher bottle this time (bb24/06/2012): very tasty and none too stingingly added Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings make for a delicious ImpStout’ishly fresh fruity nose. Dry aftertaste, noticeable ABV remain. 2nd choice after Wrassler’s! // Rerate 2016/6: quite medicinal and alcholic underneath the lovely malt show - especially for a 7% ale. Bitterness gets quite unpleasant and the drinking experience indeed brainblasting like Huyghe’s Guillotine - only with better ingredients.


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Koelschtrinker (22078) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 12, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2017 Süßlicher, hell malziger Beginn. Alkoholische Noten im Mittelteil, feine Karbonisierung, Karamell. Leicht herb, langer Nachhall. Okay. 9/8/9/9//9

3.1
Maracuja05 (2056) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2017
06-09-17 // tasting flight at The porterhouse Central, Dublin. Amber golden, almost clear. Strong malty, some sweetness along with a mild hop bitterness.

2.8
Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2017
Frisch vom Hahn im Brewpub. Dunkles, klares Amber mit dünner Schaumdecke. Sehr versteckter Alkohol hinter einem etwas unscheinbaren Körper. Gut ausbalancierte Mischung englischer Hopfensorten.

3.1
Sebilinz (2723) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle. Brown body with white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is malty. Aftertaste is balanced. Fad we will say in Austria. Best after a crisis with your wife on a beach out of the bottle.

3.6
fdomig (1032) - München, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2017
1/2 pint at the brewpub Dublin. Aroma is malt, lots of hops. Appearance is pale amber with a thick Hite foam. Taste is bitter and very light sweet. Oily, dry. Great.

2.8
Benzai (16928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2017
Tap @ The Porterhouse, Dublin shared with Niilstrong. Clear amber color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, herbal hops, slightly medicinal, a bit sweet. Decent body and carbonation. Hmm not my kind of beer.

3
Carlisle (865) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle. Pours bronze-brown with light beige head. Nose of bready malt, raisins, and toffee with some alcohol. Bread crust with raisin and caramel notes along with some subtle chocolate. Some bitterness in the dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
josanguapo (2045) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
At Cerveceria Internacional. Lunch with David. With russian salad + bratwurst + chorizo picante with rochefort montadito. In tulip glass. Some caramel but a very boring and flat brew. Served too cold. Had no foam, was it in good shape?

3.1
bdleedahl (644) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 19, 2016
Overly bitter unfortunately. Not advertised as an ipa on their menu in London, but it is, and lacking malt to back it up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
dnstone (3707) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Pours a reddish orange color with a light head. Light hop aroma. A nice strong malt forward flavor. Notes: St Patrick’s Day visit ’10


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