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Oyster Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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383 Ratings

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Ratings: 383
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 14
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-29-2002)
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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Nunya, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

harripat, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of marshmarsh
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Was really looking forward to this beer on my one night stay in Dublin. I essentially only left the airport for this beer. I think I envisioned it to be a little too good, but the Oyster Stout is still one of the best stouts I've ever had, and I love stouts. Creates an amazing foamy head that is thick and cream, and the body's flavor, including the hints of real oysters, is like nothing I've ever had before. Truly an amazing beer.

marshmarsh, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BodyPolitic, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

NRo, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, toffee, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, salt, and roast/mineral earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, salt, herbal, and roast/mineral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good stout. Good complexity and solid robustness of roast/bready malt, earthy hop, and salty oyster flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

superspak, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Stillyman11, May 02, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

Noelito76, Apr 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

DLS168, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Hayley_86, Apr 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

leitmotif, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

dtomes, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

dcmchew, Apr 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

HooRy9er, Apr 03, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From Notes

11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Spokane. There was no obvious freshness date on the bottle, which had a stupid, gimmicky pin meant to open the bottle. It did not work.

Poured a super dark brown color that might as well have been black, with an inch of tan foam that dropped after a few minutes leaving spotty lace. There was a rubyish tint to the beer when it was held up to direct light.

Chocolaty and roasty in the nose. IT seemed rather one-dimensional.

The flavor was rich, roasty and chocolaty – a little more interesting than the smell. I didn’t get any kind of oyster flavor, but it might have been buried under the chocolate. At the swallow there was a mildly bitter hop note.

The mouthfeel was a little bit watery for a stout.

This was an okay stout, and I think I might choose it over a Guinness or Murphy’s. However, I don’t think it was worth what I paid for it, which I cannot remember except that it was a little pricy given the amount of beer.

woemad, Apr 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark brown with some red light sneaking in around the edges of the glass. Amazing foam.

Smell: Subdued caramel malt. Pretty good, but should be stronger.

Taste/Mouthfeel: A hint of seawater in an ocean of coffee with strong notes of iodine. Subtly sophisticated. Mouthfeel is also great with a medium body and lots of spritz.

Overall Drinkability: A very pleasant oyster stout.

tjsdomer2, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

snansel, Mar 18, 2014
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Oyster Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 383 ratings.