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Wrasslers XXXX Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.71%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by Zimbo:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to this brewery the world has its definitive benchmark Irish stout. And this is it. No argument. Just get to the Porter House to have on tap at source and you won't be disappointed.

The full caressing body is beautifully balanced with the tingle of tasty sourness complimenting a very long and very satisfying almost earthy dryness. Every element is there to be tasted yet they merge to make a delicious whole. Ravishing. Top notch. Grand. Feckin grand.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2010 10:02:29 | More by Zimbo
More User Reviews:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pint at Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin (€4.90):
Opaque black with a thumb-sized, creamy & beige head with great retention.

Strong bitterness, coffee & toasted notes with caramel backing them up. Some milk chocolate & earthy notes feature with some grain & touches of sweetness.

Bitter tasting with some coffee & chocolate, touches of milk & sweetness plus burnt toast, grain & earthy malts with caramel too.

Smooth with only hints of grain. Lightly carbonated & sweet with a dry finish & bitterness that lingers at the end.

Not a bad effort from Porterhouse but not quite up to the standard set by their Oyster Stout that I tried previously, mainly due to the fact that the bitterness was a little overpowering but it was enjoyable at least.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 15:20:39 | More by flyingpig
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-20-2014 22:14:12 | More by XmnwildX12
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

07-07-2014 23:57:52 | More by Nunya
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-29-2014 08:14:40 | More by Ciocanelu
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-28-2014 23:19:57 | More by leitmotif
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4/5  rDev +7%

06-28-2014 05:02:51 | More by harripat
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

06-21-2014 19:52:54 | More by Arriskuwonder
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-07-2014 01:29:10 | More by rderedin
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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-28-2014 13:30:42 | More by Fitze
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4/5  rDev +7%

05-21-2014 04:28:45 | More by afsdan
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3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wrasslers 4x Stout, 330 ml, 5.6%.
Totally black in colour, two finger rich light brown head, great retention, lasting > half finger cap.
Really smells 4x, very rich malts: nice clear dark chocolate, big roast, coffee, burnt sugar, pinch of salt, faint dry prunes (with a faint bit of smoke) and dark spices.
Sweeter than the nose led me to believe, but just for a bit, in the start, with milky chocolate, caramel and molasses. Roasted malts follow immediately and dominate the rest of the brew. Strong roasted, burnt even, malts, strong espresso, very rough, with a lingering charcoal bitterness that you get from your first sip and sticks till the last drop of this beer. A bit of enriching saltiness, faint figs and some lemon zest way in the back. Very low hop presence.
Medium body and carbonation, somewhat dark-lagerish, which is weird. Dry ashy malts all the way.
This was an extreme stout, wouldn't really call it tasty, but definitely rich and rugged. A nice exercise, but wouldn't drink two of these in a row.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2014 18:08:21 | More by dcmchew
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

05-08-2014 09:35:35 | More by Noelito76
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-29-2014 00:43:02 | More by bckayaalp
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-20-2014 05:27:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +6.7%
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 +5.6%
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 +7%

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

4/5  rDev +7%

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 -6.4%

03-15-2014 02:35:15 | More by djcreepshow
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2014 01:31:11 | More by jrohrbacher
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Wrasslers XXXX Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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