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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (3081) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2010
All Im getting from this is a roast lager. Everything about it except the appearance is like a good lager. Im not getting any saltiness from the oysters, nothing in the aroma. Pretty good lager but oyster stout? I don think so.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle/11.2oz - The pull-top was cool!! Pours a very dark brown in color with a medium tan head that stuck around for the end producing some interesting lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts, brine, dark fruits and some astringent tartness. Flavor is fruity (apple, strawberry) with citrus, plenty of brine, slightly sweet along with mild roastiness. On of the better oyster stouts I have had...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2010
(330ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Slight salt and spicy- cinnamon, grains of paradise, cardamom. Ruby brown color. Lots of roasty flavor, less spice than in the aroma but still present. Interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2010
On tap at the Porterhouse Brewpub in Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland, 06.19.10. Brown black, creamy head. Aroma is grassy, seedy, and nutty. Flavor is fruity, mossy, and strawberries. Weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle with a strange pull-tab cap that cut me when I opened the bottle. FML. Pours deep ruby red-brown with a medium brown head that leaves rings of thin lacing. Aromas of roasty cocoa, coffee, salty meat, and raisin. Roasty flavor of cocoa that fades to a slightly salty, slightly bitter cocoa note. Slightly metallic with a salty, fleshy, mollusk finish. Medium to high carbonation. Good beer; slight oceanic notes; I preferred Harpoons oyster stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5827) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2010
11.2 pull cap bottle, thats right pull tab built right into the cap. Poured a deep dark brown body with an average sized slightly foamy light beige head. No real lacing but a pool of large foamy bubbles remain for most of the duration of this beer. Aroma of chocolate, lactose, malts, grass, hay and some charcoal briquettes. Medium to thinner bodied with aggressive carbonation. Flavors of lightly burnt toast, citrus, slightly soured milk and raw tobacco. Solid stuff in an interesting container.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
12 oz bottle shared with rateyourpoison. Pours deep brown with a creamy small light tan head. Plenty of roasted malt in the nose, a slight sharp astringency, a touch of soy, some dark fruits. Flavor has some more cocoa along with a greater dark fruit note. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel despite a thinner body than expected. Medium body and a softer carbonation. Im not a huge oyster person so I cant really say how it is in comparison to eating them, but this was a decent stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2010
12oz btl thanks to FunkyBrewster. Pours deep and dark with a light tan head. Malty aroma with a hint of brine. Kind of a crispy bitter stout witha dry finish. A hoppy and mildly bitter stout. An interesting brew Im glad I got to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3980) - Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
11.2 oz bottle purchased at The Wine and Cheese Shop in St Louis, Missouri. Pour is a light haze brown ruby body and a two inch tan head. Head initially looked a bit fizzy, but then picked up a nice fullness. Aroma is leafy roastiness, along with a light cocoa and cherry fruit sweetness. Taste is the grainy earthy leafy roastiness of the nose, along with with some sea saltiness. The cherry sweetness re-appears briefly in the finish. On top of all of this is a very unique taste which I really cant put my finger on it - its sort of a musky meatiness - I guess its the oyster. Palate is medium bodied with an active spritzy carbonation and a mineral finish which thins out and finishes crisply. Overall a tasty and unique beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2572) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Very faint oyster nose. Flavor is mostly burnt chocolate, hints of oyster. $3.99 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.


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