Irish Porter - Shamrock Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on tap at Shamrock Brewing in a pint glass. Bar tender poured with almost no head to speak of.
A: Light brown head over a nearly black body. Some lacing from minimal head retention.
S: The usual suspects: Chocolate, burnt coffee and darkly roasted malts. Nothing unusual here.
T: Follows the nose with nothing offensive or outstanding.
M: Higher carbonation than the style dictates, making this feel more like an American porter than an English porter. It could be smoother, softer and richer (think Fuller's London Porter). I gave low marks on this because the pub presents itself as an Irish pub and this porter specifically as an English porter. With all that, this needs to stay within the limits of the style.
D: Fine drinkability, but not outstanding.
Overall: An enjoyable drink for what it is, but not the best example of the style. I would drink this again, but would take other examples over this one.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2010 17:00:34 | More by allforbetterbeer
3.93/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance - poured a nice black with a one finger head that popped away quickly
Smell - smokey vanilla, coffee, chocolate...all trademark porter smells present
Taste - simple porter, coffee-like bitterness up front - I really enjoyed it
Mouthfeel - clean finish, low carbonation, a little slick on the palate but not disappointing
Drinkability - not my favorite, but I can drink plenty-a-pint of this brew without hesitation
Listed as an English Porter though Shamrock calls it an Irish Porter. Nice large shamrock on the growler will make a nice addition to the collection.
Serving type: growler
03-12-2008 18:20:20 | More by SaltyLime
Irish Porter from Shamrock Brewing Co.
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