Celebration Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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3.49/5 rDev -15.7%
Poured in to snifter.
A - Poured dark brown, settled black with a small amount of light brown head.
S - Big whiskey, charred oak and vanilla notes dominate the nose with lighter chocolate and roast notes in the background.
T - The barrel qualities are dominant with charred oak, whiskey and vanilla coming through in the forefront. Chocolate, roast and a hint of smoke are present as well. The finish is dry and biter.
M 0 Medium body with very heavy carbonation for the style.
05-05-2013 14:17:23 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.85/5 rDev -7%
Bottle into An Brainblasta goblet in the porterhouse Dublin. Reviewed from notes.
A: 2.5 finger tan head with lovely cream and thickness, somwhat remarkable for the high ABV. Black colour.
Sm: Chocolate, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. Nice but not overbearing, and exciting for its implied complexity.
T: Caramel and toffee are pronounced. Some cream in the finish. Some chocolate on the climax. Nicely balanced yet complex. Suits the style. Built very well, and with the demands and norms of the style in mind. Thank YHWH this isn't like O'hara's.
Mf: Too coarse and wet. Dry enough anyways.
Dr: Hides its 7% very well, but suffers from a 5.10 euro price.
05-10-2011 18:33:47 | More by kojevergas
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
330ml bottle, right-handed as ever was, boyo (not to mention, that lawsuit-ready splitting metal cap top), and with some nicely appropriate cross-cultural tunes courtesy of Flogging Molly providing ample background ambiance.
This beer pours a veritably solid black, with attractively restrained cherry cola highlights, and three fingers of densely foamy, rather bubbly, and eventually chunky burnt tan head, which leaves some sudsy expansive tree limb lace around the glass as it gently subsides.
It smells of mixed orchard fruit - drupe and red alike, mild rainy-day ash, bready caramel malt, some saucy umami, soft bittersweet coffee grounds, and leafy, perfumed hops. The taste is more mildly astringent apple, pear, cherry, and plum fruitiness, chalky cocoa, dry caramel candy, an almond cookie nuttiness (mom's X-mas cookies represent!), a weird echo of grainy wood treatment, which may be better explained by the lingering leafy, boozy, and perfumed hops, perchance.
The bubbles are softly integrated, and little more, the body a tame medium weight, mostly smooth, and creamy like all Irish stouts, no stereotyping intended. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate, coffee, toffee, and perceived alcohol all large and in charge, while the astringent fruit and converse booze edginess fade accordingly.
A tasty enough RIS, in the traditional sense, so cheers, slainte, and na zdrovye to these sassy underdogs in the Irish brew scene. Unfortunately, to my American-dulled palate, this is a wee bit too underwhelming, more than a tad too weak (strangely), due to westward expansion, or something. Anyways, drinkable, enjoyable for what it is, and commendable all the same.
11-08-2013 04:39:53 | More by biboergosum
3.98/5 rDev -3.9%
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. A 7% ABV russian imperial stout? Hmm interesting. Pours a jet black color with a nice tan head, very appealing look. Medium to full bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel. Not overpowering by any means, tastes almost like a hopper up, thicker Guinness. Pretty solid beer, especially for one I have never really heard of. Turned out to be one of the best of the night with a well balanced great taste and delicious finish.
06-30-2012 18:05:47 | More by oriolesfan4
3.99/5 rDev -3.6%
330 ml received in trade from mtbdonn... Big props goes out to Donn for an epic 2nd trade! Shared this one with the brother tonight.. the Lion's share goes into a HotD goblet. Spotty lacing.
Light brown head... the brew is inky black.. nice retention and cap.
The nose is roasty and a bit sweet.. a little bit of soy sauce makes me think this is higher ABV than 7%.. but I will trust the label. Not getting much in the way of hops except some possibly imaginary grassy notes. Nice rounded stout flavors as the glass approaches room temp.
Pretty good flavors across the board.. dark malt and some minor char... dark fruity elements are of the raisin and dark cherry element... cocoa (almost milk chocolate) shows with warmth..
Very surprising body for a 7% brew... medium and decent carbonation..
02-13-2013 05:48:28 | More by JohnGalt1
4/5 rDev -3.4%
Irish oddity brought back by my parents as a gift. Beer served in a shaker pint. Beer is black with a tan head, low carbonation, nice retention, some lacing. Looks good.
Aroma is roasty and a little sweet.
Beer is medium in body, relatively roasty / bitter from the grains. Decent finish, sort of an odd imperial stout but I'd have it again.
12-29-2012 16:56:22 | More by drabmuh
Celebration Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.