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An Brain Blásta - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-20-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

tommy5, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark, copper-colored body topped with a thick, foamy, white head. Heady caramel aroma with a twinge of spicy, pine-like hop aroma. Light caramel malt flavors with a tingling alcohol aftertaste. Thin, kind of watery body; mostly dry finish.

Doesn't live up to first impressions - looks good and smells promising. More boozy than flavorful and fairly weak body.

beergoot, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of DrDemento456
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Got this for a great price mixed and matched for $1.75

A - Somewhat clear deep red brown, with a 1/4 inch of head, very sticky off white head.
S - Wow has a somewhat chestnut rum smell with a touch of sour cherry and brandy.
T - Somewhat dry and very bitter that last long into the finish with hops. The caramel and toffee notes are minimal but its overall smooth.
M - Very dry and medium bodied.

Overall its a very hoppy and dry old ale, unfortunately I like my old ales less dry and sweet so I will not be getting this again.

DrDemento456, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Chris-MOC9, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of JohnBender
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

JohnBender, May 28, 2013
Photo of touchmeimsac
3/5  rDev -14.5%

touchmeimsac, May 23, 2013
Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

gtermi, May 20, 2013
Photo of jdhilt
3.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger cream head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep clear copper/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Toasted malt nose and flavor is toasted malt and some caramel. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

jdhilt, May 15, 2013
Photo of skaboom420
2/5  rDev -43%

skaboom420, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of KarlMcGowan
2/5  rDev -43%

KarlMcGowan, Apr 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

BogBoyJD, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

kjyost, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of jewellrunner
3/5  rDev -14.5%

jewellrunner, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Porterhouse Brewing 'An BrainBlasta' , an English Strong Ale @ 7.0% , served from an interesting 330 ml bottle with a pull tap bottle cap , purchased for $3

A-pour is an amber/gold from the bottle , into the glass dark amber with little to no head along the pint glass

S-sweet smelling , fruity

T-dry hoppy , dark fruity , sweet malt

MF-medium carbonation , medium/full body , dry bittersweet finish on the palate

Ov-ok beer , we bit harsh on my palate , maybe not my favourite style of beer

sampled alongside 'Plain Porter' & 'Oyster Stout' also from Porterhouse Brewing

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Mar 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Eucrid, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
2.39/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The caps on this brewery's bottles always strike me as funny. Lots of caramel and malts on the nose and flavor profile. It could work if it were more balanced, but unfortunately, it is not. Too much sweetness and it's cloying really. This is by far my least favorite beer from this brewery. The others I tried of theirs were much better.

RblWthACoz, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Beerstorian, Feb 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

zonker17, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

innominat, Dec 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Bouleboubier, Dec 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

nico_freespirit, Nov 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Cookeeman, Nov 08, 2012
An Brain Blásta from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.