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Oyster Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

396 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 396
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 16
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Ireland

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 08-29-2002

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3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and slight mint or herbal toothpaste aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and mint like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with no discernible oyster qualities and an interesting mint or herbal toothpaste presence that I wasn't expecting.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of Barnoloid
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A deep red to black beer in color, with a light head. I feel there is a metallic element here, akin to iron. Not sure how the oysters affect this stout but you can tell that there is something organic and nautical going on. Creamy mouthfeel, goes down smoothly. Pairs nicely with the brewpub’s excellent oysters and mussels!

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4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of dheldman
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of brother_rat
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

I tried this in the Dublin airport in a layover, alongside my humongous Irish breakfast. Poured it (sadly) into a plastic water cup. It poured out an inky black, with a bright white head that faded fast. Minimal lacing, but deceptive as it was a plastic cup (milk has lacing on a plastic cup). Had a nice malty, caramel nose. The taste was pretty underwhelming--the roasted malts, hints of caramel and chocolate came out, and it did have a nice, mineral-y finish, which is what you expect out of oyster stouts, but this one could have been more aggressive. Could have used more of a salt/brine flavor to highlight the thick, roasted, sweet overtones. Solidly carbonated, and yet was light on the tongue. Glad I tried it, but probably not again.

IMO, not as mouth-watering as other oyster stouts I've tried (e.g., Flying Dog's Pearl Necklace), but the subtlety means it's well blended and that's probably good for most palates as perhaps too much of an oyster taste might hurt its appeal. It was just so-so, and even so was the best part of my breakfast.

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3.68/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.32/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Photo of marshmarsh
4.33/5  rDev +18%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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.

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Oyster Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 396 ratings.