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Celebration Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
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..

3.75/4/4/4/4

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 05:48:28 | More by JohnGalt1
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

02-06-2013 14:48:13 | More by Envelopes
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StJamesGate

New York

4.18/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 00:59:27 | More by StJamesGate
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drabmuh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 16:56:22 | More by drabmuh
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Altrurian

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

12-29-2012 16:13:30 | More by Altrurian
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ronanohall


4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

11-21-2012 23:19:17 | More by ronanohall
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nico_freespirit


4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

11-20-2012 17:19:24 | More by nico_freespirit
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samEBC

Belgium

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

10-17-2012 19:30:45 | More by samEBC
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dmmcgove

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

09-28-2012 17:36:20 | More by dmmcgove
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

08-25-2012 12:19:16 | More by Polasiuss
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Jason_Quad


4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

07-09-2012 21:00:51 | More by Jason_Quad
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mtrain237

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-30-2012 22:25:27 | More by mtrain237
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.98/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2012 18:05:47 | More by oriolesfan4
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fionn13

Ireland

4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

06-03-2012 23:49:31 | More by fionn13
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capuozzo84

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-21-2012 21:26:13 | More by capuozzo84
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ThirstyTorpy

Malta

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-15-2012 10:37:53 | More by ThirstyTorpy
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spdyfire83

Ireland

4.18/5  rDev +1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 20:45:35 | More by spdyfire83
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-24-2012 19:13:52 | More by mtbdonn
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shigg85

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

01-31-2012 10:00:48 | More by shigg85
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mnixon86

Ireland

5/5  rDev +20.8%

12-16-2011 08:33:58 | More by mnixon86
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vande

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - dark, moonless night kinda pour... tannish foam atop

s - light vanilla note amongst the otherwise, dark roasted stout possessing a nice bit of coffee

t - dark roasted malts, coffee, bit of vanilla, a little bitter.

m - mediumish in body, smooth sipper though

o - pretty good. another bottle a buddy brought back stateside from his travels afar...

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 16:36:21 | More by vande
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%

11-14-2011 21:20:10 | More by tbeckett
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served into an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Pours black in color.Large bubble beige lasting foam.Lacing rings left.Toasted coffee, yeast & toasted malt aromas.Low hoppy tasting but gentle bitterness on palate.Dry nut hints.Full body & average carbonation.Prune & coffee notes on the aftertaste.Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2011 09:52:26 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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thierrynantes

France

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl., BB 3/2012) bought from "Le souffleur de bières" in Nantes and tasted in 2011.

Appearance : black color, with tan foamy head (w nice lacing).
Smell : roasted malts, dark chocolate and licorice aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : roasted flavour of dark chocolat, bitter and dry finish with a long duration.
Drinkability : a very good beer in the style Russian Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 16:38:23 | More by thierrynantes
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Eramen

Ireland

4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Sits in the glass a deep brown, if I hold it up to strong light it brightens very slightly about the edges. Heads is quite fluffy and holds up nicely.

S - Smells of light coffee beans, a pungent vanilla, malts, black chocolate.

T - Very much the same as the smell, but deepened and more pronounced. Tastes more like black coffee on the palate, the tiniest hint of alcohol, and a nicely fulfilled bitterness topping it off.

MF - A smooth, silky mouthfeel; it is a quite light stout with very low carbination.

O - Overall this is an excellent imperial stout, much recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 21:31:20 | More by Eramen
Celebration Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.