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Celebration Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Morris729 on 11-20-2006

Originally 10.0% ABV but brought back at 7.0%.
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..


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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Viscous black with oxblood highlights and creamy chocolate brown head that pits, rims, and sheets.
Coffee, meat juices, roasty sweetness, prune and a surprising deep floral perfume.
Brown sugar, soy sauce, charcoal, blackberries, a roasty hit with wood and some real orange peel hops.
Chocolate and marzipan finish and bitter wood pulp linger.
Medium, a bit chewy, round, a touch of oil, very smooth.

Titles itself an "Imperial Irish Stout" and that actually is an appropriate label: creamy, lighter-bodied than you'd expect for the flavors, and no burn add up to a remarkably easy drinker. Hoppy ending makes a big difference - I'm guessing a big whack of EKG. Why do I feel like the US market is in mind with this one?

The closest thing to a session RIS you'll ever find, which is a bit of miracle in itself.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

205th Review
Poured into Guinness half pint glass

Enjoyed side-by-side with the Barrel Aged Celebration Stout. Good mini-tasting - nice surprise here!

A: Deep brown. Half (mocha) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Roasted dark malt, chocolate, espresso, and touch of vanilla. Deep, rich, and complex.

T: Dark chocolate, roasted espresso, and brunt dark malt. Touch of caramel/toffee with dark fruit overtones. Would never guess this is only 7% as it drinks a lot bigger.

M: Full bodied with gentle carbonation.

O: Robust, smooth, and bold. Very nice! A big beer that drinks extremely easy and smooth. Finally...a proper, fantastic stout here in Ireland (other than Guinness). Good job here!

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Celebration Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.