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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: English Strong Ale
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12521) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 30, 2011
Bottle from Superbest Hellerup. Clear orange colour with a nice white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, hops, malt, spice and fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (12487) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle shared at a private tasting. Pours a clear copper with a thin fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, mild fruits. The taste is toffee, caramel, citrus hop. Medium bodied, mild heat.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (12373) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness and a bit of alcohol. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, a bit of fruitiness, alcohol and a dry finish with a bit of bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (12190) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Beermerchants.com
Clear dark caramel colour with a big, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has toasted caramel, a hint of chocolate, light vinious, a bit of fruity hops. Medium carbonation, good creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is deep caramel, quite toasted, bordering on roasted, some chocolate, fairly dry and bitter finish. Grainy and slightly hoppy. Vinious and warming. A nice drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11959) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
cloudy amber, smooth offwhite head. flowery aroma, caramelly. flavor is nutty, caramelly, bitter hoppy,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Sample at Porterhouse Central. This brew pours a deep amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of malt, caramel and fruit. Medium body with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and a some hops in the background. The finish is sweet with a pale malt aftertaste. Decent all around.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (11505) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
Draught strong ale served at a perfect drinking temperature at Porterhouse, London. An off-white foamy head over a shining mahogany body. Malty to the nose. Solid taste of dark and dried fruits on a malty backbone. Bitter endnotes. Almost full bodied (full pint shared with Geir, 05.08.2008).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11497) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy off white head. ARoma of fruits, light spice and some caramel. Flavour of fruits, some herbs, some caramel, orange and vague spice. Medium bodied. Ends on a fruity and light bitter note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (11051) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Hotel room, Radisson Blu Aarhus
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (10895) - 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.


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