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Wrasslers XXXX Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

Wrasslers XXXX StoutWrasslers XXXX Stout

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very good

207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.63%

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002)
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North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer pours with a nice, dark black, opaque coloring. The head is very thin, and a dark shade of brown. The head actually dissipates before I make it from my bar to the couch. The first smell I get is a blend of coffee grounds and a sweet, fruity smell (plum?). The taste is heavy on the coffee flavor, to go along with the aroma. There is also an earthy undertone, with a little bit of sweetness, and a bitter bite to the aftertaste. The aftertaste also has a hint of dark chocolate, along with the coffee again. The beer is actually smooth and light for a stout, with a very dry finish. The bitterness sits in mouth for bit after swallow. The beer is very easy to drink, and I look forward to trudging my way through Dublin at some point to try it from the source.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 06:34:18 | More by GarthDanielson
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4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, coffee, molasses, light herbal, and roast/bready earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light molasses, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of sharp roasted/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light molasses, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming presence after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dry stout style. All around great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 19:07:23 | More by superspak
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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz glass was poured into a nonic.

Appearance: A two finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles.

Smell: Milk chocolate, roasted coffee, earthy, and some caramel.

Taste: Same as above with smoke and mild bitterness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a bit dry, tingly bitterness, smoke, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Probably one of the tastiest Irish stouts around. Pretty solid and spot on. These bottles are just a bit hard to find here in Boston.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 07:05:32 | More by Flounder57
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(bottle with no freshness date - poured into a 12oz Sam Smith's pint-ish glass)

A: silky-glisten-y, khaki-colored head... dark, motor-oil brown liquid... foam stays as a solid cap for a good while, some scattered strands of lace

S: huge punch of dark fruity esters, later most-definitely reminiscent of straight fig.... moderate roasted barley in support and perhaps some mild earthy hops.... over-arching sense of oxidation

T: the fig carries through strong, with a nip of sweetness... decent bit oxidized here?... in-funk-ted.... moderate-plus, long-lasting roastiness and bitterness... a lil acidic bite on the end... the semi-acrid roast and bitter qualities are central to the taste, with just enough malt to round it out

M: right around medium-bodied, but it scrapes dry and leaves a hours-old coffee-like tangy acidity

O: actually not too shabby, but potentially an old bottle and/or somewhat poorly handled/cared-for

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 08:22:47 | More by Bouleboubier
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-24-2014 20:31:25 | More by rstenson
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New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2014 20:56:03 | More by eddsan
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-17-2014 15:00:29 | More by erialbill
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2014 02:35:15 | More by djcreepshow
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-12-2014 16:09:02 | More by Brinks
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-05-2014 22:59:31 | More by hansavijaticar
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-26-2014 01:31:11 | More by jrohrbacher
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South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

02-23-2014 19:26:22 | More by djeyez
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-19-2014 13:10:53 | More by Schmoog
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-14-2013 04:57:43 | More by jaydoc
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-06-2013 13:56:48 | More by msanborn
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2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

11-02-2013 15:28:30 | More by Polasiuss
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-01-2013 17:06:01 | More by EmperorBevis
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-25-2013 20:36:57 | More by Ctruskey
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-10-2013 20:09:07 | More by samEBC
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-25-2013 01:20:40 | More by laurenlo
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-22-2013 02:56:09 | More by JohnQVD
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3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Opaque and coal black with a thick, chunky, light tan head resting on top; clinging, foamy rings all down the glass. Milk Duds with roasted grains and a slight sourness in the aroma; baker's chocolate aroma; cocoa. Rich dark malt flavors; nice hop bitterness fading in at the end. Heavy bodied; semi-sweet mouthfeel.

A heavenly, robust stout. Thick and chewy without an overbearing sweetness with a smooth, soothing hop bitterness undertone throughout. I really like the overall character of this beer but also like the unique pull-tab bottle cap! Ah, but it's the beer's flavor and feel the makes this one a keeper. I hope to see this one around on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:22:42 | More by beergoot
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-08-2013 00:11:44 | More by Bubbabbd
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-07-2013 03:09:47 | More by jabo134
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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Listed as 5.7% ABV.

A - Looks great for a stout deep dark black with no escape-able light and just a 1/4 of deep mocha head that settles to a thick lace ring.
S - A touch sour with some chocolate, anise, and molasses. Has sort of a cherry smell so I hope its not infected.
T - Thankfully the flavor is more rich with chalky roasts, mild ash, and a touch of chocolate in the finish. It does have some cherry notes even faint which may indicate infection but minimally its not offensive.
M - Light to medium bodied, slick aftertaste. Very dry.

Overall I am not sure how I got a mildly infected bottle but I enjoyed it the same. It could be the bottle was old marked down from 5 bucks to $3.50 or the kick as ring bottle opener (why can't more beers have this?) Regardless I still enjoyed it immensely

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 05:06:16 | More by DrDemento456
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Wrasslers XXXX Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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