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Plain Porter - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

Plain PorterPlain Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%


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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Ratings: 94 | Reviews: 39 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by foles:
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foles

Australia

3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed at the Porterhouse Covent Garden in London. Nice pour, looks like your typical stout (not sure why they are calling it porter), with a cocoa like colour blended into the head. The taste is relatively smooth, with a kick of roasted bitterness on the follow through - this seems to be the charactertic flavour of this brewery. The same charactertic is present only slightly in the taste and mouthfeel.

A good stout that scores extra points with me for uniqueness.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-10-2008 09:41:56 | More by foles
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +5%

04-13-2014 17:04:11 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-13-2014 16:52:43 | More by leitmotif
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rstenson

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-24-2014 19:09:40 | More by rstenson
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dcmchew

Romania

4.11/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 15:26:59 | More by dcmchew
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eddsan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-18-2014 00:17:31 | More by eddsan
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-15-2014 18:38:53 | More by aztraz
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2014 01:30:06 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Rosstheboss

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-28-2014 03:56:52 | More by Rosstheboss
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Saksis

Norway

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-06-2014 16:34:01 | More by Saksis
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bark

Sweden

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 19:56:55 | More by bark
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

12-23-2013 20:08:51 | More by Jose9e
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rderedin

Maine

3/5  rDev -21.3%

12-20-2013 21:45:03 | More by rderedin
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-06-2013 16:54:38 | More by ygtbsm94
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-29-2013 23:49:03 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

11-24-2013 22:52:13 | More by Chugs13
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Murrhey

Montana

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a peel pressure-cap 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- One and a half finger khaki head with minute-long retention. Mahogany color with some light permeating. Some slight

S- Roasty dry smell, chocolate, toffee.

T- Dry, roasted flavor. Coffee and mocha.

M- Very dry feel. That's a porter alright.

O- Not much to say about this beer. It's better than average.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 02:41:23 | More by Murrhey
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-09-2013 17:17:00 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Polasiuss

Ireland

3/5  rDev -21.3%

11-02-2013 15:27:49 | More by Polasiuss
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MacarthurParker

Ethiopia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-28-2013 22:05:41 | More by MacarthurParker
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-17-2013 23:19:22 | More by Luweezy
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msanborn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-01-2013 19:22:28 | More by msanborn
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-dark malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of char

T-coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, hint of molasses, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O-good flavor in this dry stout, confusing as it is labelled a porter

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2013 22:37:17 | More by MDDMD
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Stout_Combo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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Belgium

4/5  rDev +5%

09-08-2013 21:21:52 | More by samEBC
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Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.