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Celebration Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Originally 10.0% ABV but brought back at 7.0%.

(Beer added by: Morris729 on 11-20-2006)
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kcbaby

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a snifter, best before April 2011. Has a unique label, with "Right-handed beer from Ireland" with a thumb print on it. Got this one at the Porterhouse in Dublin and the bartender was particularly proud of it, so I was excited.

It poured a nice tan head, but it didn't last long. It's nearly black in color, but the deep brown appearance it has looks good. It both tastes and smells like chocolate and malt roastiness, with some sweet fruits in the back. Lacing is good, trailing all the way down the glass. Mouthfeel is excellent, very smooth with little trace of alcohol. I'd like to try the 10% version to compare, but I will be more than happy with this one for now.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 16:09:09 | More by kcbaby
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Celebration Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.