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Plain Porter - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

Plain PorterPlain Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%


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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Reviews by kojevergas:
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kojevergas

Texas

1.98/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Poured on tap in the Porterhouse pub in Dublin, Ireland. Pours a one finger head, with a nice bubble show akin to that of Guinness. The usual tripartite cream>tan>black colour that slowly becomes all black. Looks very appealing.

Sm: Light scent of many notes, but the roast note I'm used to in good stouts is missing. What is there is good, but there ain't much.

T: Cream on open turns to an oddly balanced porter without the usual stout roast taste and a strangely empty finish. "Plain" indeed.

MF: Too smooth, too wet.

Dr: A flavourless porter that isn't worth its high price.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2010 16:40:56 | More by kojevergas
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Hayley_86

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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

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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.

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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

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Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.