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Wrasslers XXXX Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

jroberts8811, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm very excited to try this newcomer to my local store, straight from Ireland. Wrassler's pours a solid black, letting only a faint amount of light through. It's tan bubbly head rises to about 1/2" initially, but quickly fades to a thin sliver. There's not much lacing going on here, either. The aroma is pretty promising, and telling of the overall worth of the beverage. I'm picking up a lot of bittersweet molasses and unsweetened chocolate. Maybe a little vanilla. It seems pretty straight forward. And the taste is as well. There's the aforementioned aspects, along with an almost overbearing sharp bitterness that cuts through. Fortunately, I like bitter flavors very much, but this could put some people off. I also don't think it's the best thing for the style. It still is pretty smooth, light, and drinkable though. Not bad at all, but give me a Brooklyn or Sly Fox dry stout instead.

Neorebel, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

csmartin6, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

JohnBender, Jun 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Stevie_Janowski, May 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

touchmeimsac, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

gtermi, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

TripelMark, May 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

JeffNev, May 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

MonicaC, May 06, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from V&B Nantes, and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : black color, with tan foamy head.
Smell : roasted malt aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : roasted malt flavors with dry bitter finish.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the Irish style Dry Stout.

thierrynantes, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

VaTechPhilly, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Note: 2007 vintage

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some cola brown highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy light tan head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts with a lesser amount of freshly ground coffee.

T: Upfront there are strong flavors of roasted malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are light notes of coffee and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very smooth with moderate to heavy amounts of dryness.

O: Great example of the style and a beer I could easily drink through an entire session - smooth and easy to drink with low ABV.

dbrauneis, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

smithj4, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

pknyc, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Molson2000, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of popery
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark brown with a mocha head. Ruby highlights at the edges. Average lacing. Significantly darker than the Oyster Stout.

Aroma is rich milk chocolate, milky coffee, molasses, caramel, roasted malt, raisins and some herbal hops. It’s dominated by the chocolate note, which is quite nice.

The taste starts mildly sweetly with chocolate and coffee and finishes with roast and hop bitterness with a dash of dark malt acidity. There’s some good stout flavor in there. The aftertaste is rather hoppy.

Mouthfeel is creamy and full. Relatively low carbonation.

popery, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bigred89, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

lgmol, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of tylerzander
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours with a two finger pillowy darker tan head with good retention and a mix of small and larger bubbles to give it volume; quite dark, verging on blackness but shows some slight, dark ruby highlights when held to a light source

S - dark fruits in the nose, like a Belgian dubbel; also a sweet and sticky molasses aroma buttressing a hefty roastiness

T - a strong lingering bitterness follows the initial taste of the aroma: a rich licorice and molasses flavor; yet due to the low carbonation there is nothing pricky or astringent about the bitterness: it's about as smooth as a strong cup of cold brew coffee

M - low carbonation enhances a very full and smooth mouthfeel - this is a full and chewy beer and there's nothing wrong with that

D - a great beer to nurse and savor, especially in cooler weather; it would be hard to tip back multiple of these "full stouts," but you wouldn't want to, as you just want to sip and enjoy slowly

tylerzander, Mar 14, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

Eucrid, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

zenithberwyn, Mar 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

bishopdc0, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Beerstorian, Feb 16, 2013
Wrasslers XXXX Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.