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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Sweet Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.8
harrisoni (18796) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2007
On tap at Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Enormously choc velvet. I mean it’s like drinking a Belgian choc truffle chocolate. Question is, is it any good? Well there are 2 answers. The choc loving part of me says, "Yes, this is the most intense choc beer I’ve ever had and I love it." The beer purest would say "It’s a bit thin and grainy and it’s a bit crude after half a pint and you wouldn’t want much more."

3.7
mcberko (18056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
On tap at The Porterhouse, pours a deep dark brown with a slight red tinge and a small tan head. Nose brings out chocolate truffles - smells great. Flavour is quite rich, with dark chocolate truffles dominating. Smooth, fairly rich, and creamy on the palate. Finished slightly metallic. Very nice.

1.7
Oakes (17813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
Reddish-accented dark brown colour. Rich chocolate aroma with lots of artificial chocolate syrup. Thin, with fake chocolate character. No balance. Easily the crappiest of the dark beers from Porterhouse.

3.7
jercraigs (10510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
2009-05-15. Very dark brown-black body with a creamy beige head and lace. Very sweet aroma of hot chocolate, and tootsie roll, touch of Ovaltine? (7+) Flavour is similar - Sweet up front, cocoa/tootsie roll like chocolate, but not so sweet as to be cloying. Light bitterness in the finish. Smooth average plus palate. Pretty decent. On tap at the brewpub.

3.7
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
[2149-20090515] Tap. Rich buttery Lindt chocolate aroma. Clear, very dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Super rich thick chocolate malt flavour finishes abruptly. Full body is a little rough. Good.
(@ Porterhouse; Dublin, Ireland)

3.9
Erzengel (8852) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
On Tap. Smooth-creamy. Easy to drink and still full flavoured. The truffle is in the mainpart nicely present, harmonises great with the dark roasted body. The aftertaste is smooth, creamy, coffee-malty. Milk chocolate, smooth, slightly roasted.
Great beer! --> 12/13/13/12

3.6
nimbleprop (8437) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2008
On tap at the Porterhouse on Nassau street in Dublin. Never has a beer delivered more directly on it’s promise than this beer. Pours a translucent, watery black with a soft, creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty. Flavor is exactly like putting a well crafted chocolate truffle in your mouth, soft, creamy, slightly grainy, sweet but not overpowering with a touch of bitter cocoa. Soft, easy finish.

3.7
larsga (7564) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Medium creamy shiny deep offwhite everlasting head. Excellent cling. Deep dark red-brown translucent body. Intense perfumy milky dark chocolate aroma with vanilla notes. Dry-and-sweet vanilla and chocolate pudding taste with a dry, powdery feel to it. Harmonic and balanced. Long aftertaste, very distinct and clear. Not very complex, but still has more than enough to interest. Very nice, but definitely not a session beer. (0.2l draft, Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin.)

3.3
chriso (7540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2009
Keg at the Porterhouse, Covent Garden, April 2008. Chestnut colour with a big fluffy head. Surprisingly pale for a stout. Outrageously intense milk chocolate aroma. Rather less intense on the palate but still all chocolate and not a lot else. Rather light, and sweet, mouthfeel. I felt that a beer so dominated by chocolate would have benefited from a fuller, richer body. As it is, it has more of a "chocolate essence" character and didn’t feel too well balanced. But, as a chocolate bomb, it is still quite appealing.

4
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
A Mes rate: Nitrotap @ you’ll never guess where. Saw Man U beat Everton 4-2 while supping this. Sure my mood has influenced my rating slighty but this was excellent. Black, almost opaque with a solid off white creamy head. Coffee, malt and rich dark chocolate aroma. Flavour is similar to the nose and wonderfully tangy and rich. Certain I could not drink more than the half I had but I enjoyed every sip.


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