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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Stout
Dublin, Ireland

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RATINGS: 637   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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4.3
Kaya161 (1142) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
My favourite stout at the Porter House. Much more flavourful than the Plain Porter with hints of oyesters.

4.3
poisoneddwarf (2647) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2010
11.2 oz bottle into my all-purpose Sam Adams glass. Cool pop top ring on this thing. Anyway, aroma is licorice, bread, fresh roasted coffee, toasted marshmallows; spicy and complex. There really is an unidentifiable aroma present here, like the label says. I thought that was funny they put that on there. Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium long-lasting bone-white head. When it does recede, it leaves a constant scrim of foam and milky lacework. Taste is bittersweet and a little sour in the finish. Oysters are noticeable, but not overbearing (I’m not a big fan of oysters). Medium bodied, fairly high carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.

4.3
DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
This Stout is delicious. Rich Creamy head, smooth taste, dark bodied. There is an actual feeling of sea breeze or something indefinable but nice about the scent. i am certainly going to order myself more of this one!

4.2
Danny1217 (84) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
There’s something interesting and mysterious about the whole oyster thing. Regardless, this is a mighty fine stout.

4.2
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Smells like murphys stout exactly. The color is dark. No head retention....at all. Tastes very similar to murphys but carbonated. Heavy on coffee taste and bitter dry coffee taste at the end. A slight sweetness exists but goes away quickly. I was surprized i tought i was gonna taste oyeters but if they exist it would be in the aftertaste but hard to pinpoint. Its a light bodied stout i was also surprised. It has medium carb.

4.2
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Exceptionally smooth, pours beautifully, tastes awesome. My first Tate of powerhouse brew. Can’t wait to try more.

4.2
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Black with big, foamy, beige head, good legs / Dry nose of roast barley, coffee / Medium to full body, creamy, some sweetness, excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, pine, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, salt water / A beautifully balanced stout.

4.2
hayduke (5677) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 3, 2014
This glass of draft beer came from the Porterhouse brewpub across the street from Trinity College In the glass it was black but when held up to the light showed to be a dark garnet red. Big tan head. Really thick and sticky lacing. Nose of roasted malts. Bold body and a really creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is roasted malts, and while i could not detect oysters, there is something unique in the flavor. Nice bitter finish. Really good beer. Loved this one.

4.2
AdamT (268) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
On tap at the Fraunces Tavern in NYC. Black hue, zero visibility with 1 finger thick frothy light khaki head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of dark malt and chocolate. Light bitter chocolate malt up front with a light malt and salty finish. This was a super thick stout which was awesome in my opinion. Creamy mouthfeel. The second one was evern better.

4.2
Gangstergafje (1275) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Almost black color, but when seen with a light behind it a ruby red color can be distinguished. On top of the beer there is s creamy white foam head. The beer looks perfect. The smell is nice, you can smell the roster hops. The taste is also delicious. There are the aromas of perfectly roasted hops and some chocolate tones. After a few sips the smell unveils its hoppy notes. It is brewery perfection.


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