Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Brewed with fresh oyster. A smooth drinking aromatic stout with a discernible but unidentifiable aromatic aspect. Not suitable for vegetarians. This gently flavored stout has a roast malt character, full body and an aromatic character from the Goldings hops. Fresh oysters added during the brewing process, lend a discernible yet unidentifiable note.
2002-2009 - 4.8% abv
2010 - 5.2% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Draft at Fountainhead, Nitro. Pours a deep black with a dark tan head. NOse is roasty and smooth. Not overly ashy either. Some cocoa and chocoalte notes as well as floral hops. On taste, it is a bit ashy and accrid. Lacks finesse and a bit one dimensional. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Sampled on 11/20/2010. This stout pours a medium black color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is roasty malt with a touch of smoke. A medium bodied stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee, a touch sweet. The hops are herbal. Decent balance. A touch thin tasting perhaps. Not sure I taste any oysters, or that I know what they would taste like in a beer. Mouthfeel is round and a little thin. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle, Brown Derby, Springfield MO. Dark pour with ruby highlights, sand colored sticky head. Toasty milk chocolate aroma, warm porridge, and a delicious tobacco depth. Knowing it has oysters Im tempted to call it briney...but not sure if that is actually there. It does have some kind of mysterious extra something though, and man it is nice. Ocean breeze? Fresh plowed earth? Descriptors fail: I like it. Flavor much less elusive. A soft nutty chocolate roast, lactose sweetness, a little burned viney bitterness in the finish. Tastes both a little wild and very carefully crafted. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (7394) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Bottle brought back by a friend. Reddish brown pour with a medium beige head. Nose is caramel and some unexpected spices (almost gingery) with a bit of chocolate. Briny and roasty flavor with a bit of chocolate before a roasty and somewhat salty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2010
On tap. Dark brown - close to black - with a reddish hue and a dense, lacing and creamy beige head with good retention. The nose is surprisingly subdued, perhaps a little roast and a vague whiff of butter. Light body, low carbonation, soft mouthfeel, hard roasted malts and a vague spicy touch - from the oysters? Fairly bitter finish - from both hops and malts. 281110

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iride15 (237) - Rockledge, Florida, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draught at Coasters. Black pour with a medium cream colored head. Light roasted malt aroma with vague hints of salt. Smooth light bread roast flavor with notes of chocolate. Creamy feel with a salt and roast finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
broozer81 (107) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Flavor on this was great for a 5% stout. Nice full bodied flavor and aroma goes down smooth, dont know about the oysters but this brew has some character. Had this after a Guinness and it blew the Guinness away. under-appreciated..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - NOV 21, 2010
bottle. dark black with white head. nice roasty taste. dont taste any oyster. but there may be a oyster shell taste and some resulting creaminess. overall a very nice stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (558) - California, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Black color with extra thick white head. Not much of an aroma. Peaty, roasted maltiness and cola. Very creamy smooth texture.Not tasting any oysters but I guess thats not a bad thing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Pours a dark brown with a medium dark foam. Smells very subtly of saltwater. Tastes bitter and thin. The bitterness seems more a product of the salt than from hops, but is hopier than most stouts. Tastes more like a dark lager than a stout.

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