Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Dry Stout
Dublin, Ireland


on tap

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RATINGS: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cold filtered and kegged. Also available bottled at 5.7% ABV.
"Made to arecipe originally brewed by Deasys of West Cork in the early 1900s. This was Michael Collins favourite tipple - a stout like your gradfather used to drink. A fine fullsome stout, full in every way, a pungent aroma of late kettle hops. A generous quantity of roast grain for flavour, bitter with flaked barley producing that rich body."
Ingredients: Pale Malt, Roast Barley, Black Malt, Flaked Barley; Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (7546) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 12, 2007
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London.
Deep black coloured, creamy head, chocolate nose. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma with chicory notes and strong bitter finish. Very nice and heavy stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (8379) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours black with explosive rocky mocha head and crazy sheet lacing. The aroma has a moment of roasty to burnt malts before a big malted-fig-cotton-ball smell rears up. Odd. The taste starts with mild dark fruitiness from figs, dates and prunes before roasty, mild chocolate malts, malt balls, some vanilla and burnt malts join the fray. Yum. It ends with mostly malt notes and some rich dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Frsh off the tap this was a dark brown topped night. A fine stout with a strong hop attack at the back, and a deep flavour of roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2007
750ml bottle, MJ Rare Beer Club, marked as 7% ABV: Black as night pour with an incredibly thick and creamy tan head. Wow, this is hoppy for a dry stout. The nose is orange and lemon juice and zest, pine and perfume on top of a soft, bitter chocolate note. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate dominate the body. Finishes a bit chalky and dry on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Courtesy of Degarth. Thanks Joe. Was nice to see I hadnt rated this one, I had it at a previous tasting but must have never taken notes on it. Oh well, stoutie ratings rule. Brown body with a light tan head. Very fluffy, nice lasting power and lacing. Smell is a bit odd, some detergent or soap powder, also some fruity esters, licorice, chocolate, coffee and some charred malts. Flavor is similar, but thankfully dropping much or all of the detergent note, and leaving just a pretty good dry stout behind. Body is appropriate to style, drinks very easily. Finish is short to medium in length, a bit bitter or astringent with some coffee and chocolate notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (15094) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 30, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 Keg (Porterhouse, Dublin) Black, nitro head. In the most recent one I had, nitro kills the aroma, but some darkly roasted malts detectable. Rich roasted malty taste - sweet but bitter chocolate. Dry, punchy and bitter - an excellent Irish stout. Had previously with more aroma - much improved the experience, and old higher rating preserved. Let this warm, and swirl some of the gas out of it to appreciate it best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Roasted coffee and chocolate with hoppy aroma. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste with a beige head. Mouth feel is very silky smooth. A very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Porterhouse, Coven Garden. Deep brown with creamy off-white head. Taste is rich dark chocolate, coffee and malty. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate and caramel. Finish is slightly dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Dark brown with large creamy head. This was a very good beer with huge roasted flavors throughout. smooth and creamy on the palate. Puts that other famous Irish stout to shame.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wobbler (46) - IRELAND - SEP 6, 2007
This is a huge beer, expecially for its strength. Dark brown, thick creamy yellow head. It looks fantastic. It has a really strong burnt taste with a huge bitter finish. The best Irish stout Ive tasted.

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