Wrasslers XXXX Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev +7%
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.
04-26-2013 17:07:49 | More by thierrynantes
3.93/5 rDev +5.1%
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.
04-20-2013 19:56:15 | More by dbrauneis
3.65/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
03-21-2013 05:32:42 | More by popery
4.5/5 rDev +20.3%
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
03-14-2013 00:13:54 | More by tylerzander
3.68/5 rDev -1.6%
A: Pitch black pour with a small but compact and thick brown head that sets into decent lacings.
S: Kind of alcoholic. Hard roasted dark malts. Smoked notes. Strong black coffee and some dark chocolate. Dry.
T: Hard roasted dark malts, vanilla and smoked notes. Strong black coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Very dry.
M: Long bitter and roasted aftertaste. Rather full body for this style and very low carbonation.
O: Not bad, very dry.
02-15-2013 18:01:18 | More by Evil_Pidde
3.46/5 rDev -7.5%
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live. Paired with barbecue steak.
A- Half a finger mocha head. Bubbly lacing, moderately long retention. Very dark brown, some ruby color. Too dark for light to escape. Very attractive looking beer.
S- Sweet. Malts are sweet and roasted. Slightly peppery and spicy. Very appealing smell on this brew. Slight alcohol notes, which is odd. Molasses. Yum.
T- Roasted malts, almost burnt. Not as nice as the smell. Leaves a bitter, burnt taste in the mouth. The sweetness is overpowered.
M- Grainy and dry.
O- Taste was average, especially considering the delightful smell. But this was a fun beer to drink.
02-05-2013 03:22:32 | More by Murrhey
Wrasslers XXXX Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.