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Plain Porter - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-06-2003)
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4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

eddiejoes, Sep 03, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

cville, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Evil_Pidde, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Will_Rivera, Jul 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Nunya, Jul 07, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -17.4%

Compared to the two other beers I tried at The Porterhouse (the Oyster Stout and Hop Head), this beer was very bland and just didn't have any character. I guess that's why they call it "plain". I'm a dark ale fan, but this Porter just wasn't cutting it for me. Thankfully the other two beers I tried were incredible.

marshmarsh, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

windypete, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

deapokid, May 11, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Noelito76, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

let8it8grow, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Hayley_86, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Ciocanelu, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

leitmotif, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

rstenson, Mar 24, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +8.4%

Double gold medal winning stout, so should be good.
Almost pitch black pour in a Guinness pint, with some shades of brown. One finger tan head to a fine lacing.
Nice roasted malts in the smell, ground coffee, faint dark chocolate and dark bread.
Hmm. Sweet oatmeal-like maltiness, going to roasted malts, faint caramel, then big strong coffee notes. Zesty fruitiness in the back, rather refreshing. A weird and nice contrast between "heavy" malt and light crisp fruit, makes it really enjoyable. Hoppy finish, dry and bitter.
Perfect (!) mouthfeel, fluffy, creamy, might be the smoothest stout i've ever tried. Aftertaste is mainly of burnt grains, some woodiness and aromatic hops.
A perfect stout, add some great hops, and you get a great beer. Quite a surprise. Somewhere between a porter and an Irish stout, but its body sets the style.

dcmchew, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

eddsan, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

aztraz, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TheSleepyMonkey, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Rosstheboss, Jan 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Saksis, Jan 06, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

The colour is almost black (90 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is pale brown and compact. It sinks slowly leaving almost no lacing.

The smell is malty and roasted. It is smooth without any harshness. Malt sourness, dark chocolate and a touch of black coffee. Quite a lot of biscuits, hints of dough, tobacco smoke and flowers.

The taste is dry and bitter with coffee and chocolate. Clean bitterness and a touch of toffee. Medium body. Some alcohol in the aftertaste, as well as floral/herbal flavours, and growing bitterness. Creamy coffee notes in the finish.

The carbonation is mid-strong, the large bubbles fresh. The liquid is dry and quite light.

A nice stout with enough depth too keep it interesting, and not too heavy to drink.

bark, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jose9e, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

rderedin, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

ygtbsm94, Dec 06, 2013
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Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.