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Oyster Stout - The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

379 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 379
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-29-2002)
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-17-2014 01:29:14 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Definitely filtered. Deep, dark brown when poured and black in the glass. Bright white/ beige head with decent lacing -- nothing crazy. Mildly carbonated.

Smell - Baker's chocolate/ caramel, peat moss, sweet bread, plum and a mixer of subtle bitter hops. Not picking up much oyster at all at this point.

Taste - Detecting very little oyster. Cocoa/ cacao nibs, dry woody notes from the roasted grains, quite dry and bitter, light caramel, slightly smoky from the peat moss, subtle brown sugar and barely detectible dark fruits, such as dates and prunes. Slightly salty on the finish, but again, perhaps a little too conservative. Overall, taste is fairly flat and somewhat 2-dimensional.

Mouthfeel - Nice carbonation, probably one of the better aspects of this beer. It fits. This really sticks to the front of the mouth and seems to activate many of the bitter receptors. Not a full-bodied beer and it definitely could use more flavor (a much more concentrated mash would be nice) to help with mouthfeel. Personally, I would prefer a sticky, thick stout when drinking this style of beer.

Overall - Too reserved for an Oyster Stout, in my opinion. I want to taste the ocean, like having a mouthful of sea water. Obviously, this can be done well if one was to balance the meaty salts with nice, robust candi sugar and rich grain profile. Also, worth mentioning: this tastes like the same recipe used to brew their regular Stout, but with the subtle addition of oysters. It also reminds me of Guinness: boring and safe. Overall, rather bland. After having intense, true-to-style Oyster Stouts similar to those made by Upright Brewing and others, this just really pales in comparison. Won't be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 03:59:24 | More by Agent1
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-25-2014 16:17:58 | More by schnarr84
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-21-2014 03:25:27 | More by Zekenyce
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-18-2014 15:04:03 | More by Hypersomnia
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

01-15-2014 23:21:18 | More by mattmarka1
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Jose9e

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +9%

12-23-2013 20:11:05 | More by Jose9e
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-18-2013 21:54:06 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-18-2013 04:28:22 | More by ygtbsm94
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-10-2013 17:10:17 | More by AngusOg
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-04-2013 03:37:05 | More by RochefortChris
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml Bottle from Beers of Europe website (£1.89):
Dark mahogany brown with a half centimetre tall head that is an light, tan brown and creamy looking with good retention.

Rich with a lot of dark chocolate and strong coffee notes with some roasted barely coming through as well. This is followed by a creamy, milk chocolate smell and some sweetness that is complimented by some light vanilla and fruits such a cherry and blackcurrant.

Sweet with the milk chocolate from the nose taking more of a front seat here along with some sugar and a creamy, roasted malt taste. There is a hint of the oysters that give the beer its name and some hints of cocoa as you get to the middle. The finish features some coffee and is rounded off with a slightly smoked taste, a touch of bitterness and some fruits.

Smooth and creamy throughout, this one was naturally dry given the style. Quite sweet and with a good balance on top of a light medium body, the beer is one that goes down well.

Good balance and some nice sweetness on top of the traditionally dark flavours. Without being a stand out in this one was definitely one of the better dry stouts I have tasted and was particularly good for an oyster stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 09:44:25 | More by flyingpig
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BKBassist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-23-2013 07:09:26 | More by BKBassist
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geocool

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-14-2013 14:49:38 | More by geocool
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Bellonc

Spain

2/5  rDev -45.5%

11-13-2013 21:48:09 | More by Bellonc
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-09-2013 09:55:55 | More by JoeLacy
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: For a stout, I expect something a bit more than this - here, we have a translucent coffee brown liquid capped by a quickly fading ecru head; some decent lacing picks the score up a notch

Smell: Chocolate with a caramel edge; underneath, there is a mineral quality that comes, I presume from either the water, the oysters, or both

Taste: At first, the taste is dominated by roast (a hint of smoke) and chocolate, with a blend of berry fruit and mint making an appearance, in the middle; the briny minerality of the oysters adds another dimension, in the finish

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thin in the mouthfeel, with moderate carbonation

Overall: I seem to like this beer a lot more than others around here as I have found a surprising range of flavors in the mix

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 23:50:32 | More by brentk56
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

10-16-2013 12:06:45 | More by hansavijaticar
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Ang_Olive

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

10-01-2013 23:03:03 | More by Ang_Olive
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msanborn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-29-2013 16:50:43 | More by msanborn
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev +9%

09-08-2013 21:22:23 | More by samEBC
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kots84

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-05-2013 02:32:34 | More by kots84
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

2/5  rDev -45.5%

08-26-2013 21:28:46 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-25-2013 04:42:26 | More by Cynic-ale
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C_S

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-22-2013 17:51:16 | More by C_S
Oyster Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 379 ratings.