Wrasslers XXXX Stout | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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Wrasslers XXXX StoutWrasslers XXXX Stout

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 122
Photo of HopHeadMerlin
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of OneDropSoup
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint: Black body with crimson highlights right around the edges, under two fingers of khaki, porous head that falls to a thick coating & leaves big, sticky lacing.

Nose is lightly roasty, a little milky, a little nutty, a little waxy, maybe just a touch of pepper in there. Moderate smell, but solid.

Initial reaction with the taste is "Wow - hoppy!". There's some dry bread crust & dark fruit skins that get a little overwhelmed by dry, orangey hops. Tannic, dry bitterness picks up the heel, with a roasted sweetness like slightly overbaked pie crust that's a little hard & concentrated.

Medium-light bodied, but with some real texture & a strong dry, tannic quality.

Good stuff going on here. It's been a while since I had a new Irish stout, & this one's very flavorful. Not a big beer, but it feels like they packed this one with flavor, like a dense little package.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt and some nice cocoa and coffee aromas. Taste is of super dark roasted malt, coffee beans, and cocoa powder. There is a somewhat assertive roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a huge roasty flavor.

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Photo of bluHatter
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Presentation here starts with the bottle, with its unique pull top and gold wrapper - quite attractive. Pours thick syrupy coca-cola black with a couple fingers of brown bubbly head that stays around a while. Looks like a nice thick stout.

S: Musky coffee stout, Roasted nuts, chocolate, toasted malts.

T: Dark dark chocolate. Almost baking chocolate/roasted cocoa. Alcohol.

M: Slight burn, great carbonation. Not as syrupy as it looks, but definitely full bodied. Long bitter aftertaste.

O: A descent dark stout, especially if you're a fan of dark chocolate. The long lasting burning bitter aftertaste is a turn off for me, but some people get a kick out of that.

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Photo of Gavage
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown in color with a nice 1" head that lasts.

Smell: roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of bitterness comes through to the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, some coffee tones, dark bitter chocolate, and a moderate bitterness make up a decent stout.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp at the start, smoother at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste here.

Overall: a decent drinking stout and also fits the bill for a good session beer.

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Photo of dprophet
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Phelps
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle into a snifter.

Inky black. No chance of light penetrating this. On top, a half-finger head the color of oak shelving fizzles away to a frothy ring.

In the nose: sweet cocoa and a bit of butterscotch, black strap molasses, tangy dark fruits and spicy hops. In the background is a bit of paper — it’s just a little oxidized.

The flavor begins with the same dark chocolate and dark fruit tang — and the same papery note — but after the swallow a heavy, dry roast note rolls in. A little butterscotch is in there as well, lingering along with spicy hop bitterness.

Creamy, soft medium body and very light, prickly carbonation.

It’s not bad, but I’d bet this was on the shelf a bit too long. The paper, honey and butterscotch are a little distracting.

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Photo of Fermenticusrex
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ritzkiss
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of MLasoski
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of barnzy78
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of deapokid
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ShuliShake
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mnixon86
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of InebriatedJoker
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

finally dragged this one up from the cellar - no best by date visible.

From the bottle - Be warned , this is a truly traditional stout -

A: Poured pitch black with half finger tan head that descended into a thin frothy lacing , decent carbonation.

S: Roasted malts and barley , slight char with wifts of hops and chocolate.

T: Slight bourbon flavor although I know this sin't barrel aged
*( or is it ?) some bitter hops with a decent roasted malt and barley backing that evens out the hops, slight burnt char flavor that leaves a sweet and bitter aftertaste.

O: I would have this again , It was nice to be able to try an authentic style of an Irish Stout that is made in Dublin Ireland.

Worth a try.

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Photo of warnerry
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle says 5.7% abv

A - Pours a beautiful pitch black with one and a half fingers of light brown head. Head has decent retention, doesn't leave much lacing.

S --- Roasted and chocolate malts, along with a nutty aroma. Relatively simple but nice.

T --- More intense roasted malts than suggested by the smell. Also coffee and bitter chocolate and a decent hop bite as well. Nice.

M - medium mouthfeel, somewhat creamy, with a dry earthy finish.

O - This is an enjoyable stout with a nice roasty bitterness.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, a small roast, and a small sweet oatmeal. In the taste, pine hops and a coffee roast. A nice hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry pine hop in the aftertaste. Quite hoppy for a Irish stout. Interesting bottle cap too.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out looking rich, thick and black in color. The head was a light brown color with a creamy look to it. The smell of this brew is simple, there is a decent amount of roasted aromas on the nose and some minimal sweetness. The taste of the beer has a pretty good roasted flavor to it, kind of creamy but also dry. The mouthfeel of this one wasn't too heavy, I found it to be drinkable. Overall, I enjoyed this one more than the Oyster Stout they make. All around this one is pretty tasty.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Black and totally opaque. 1 inch tan foamy head with good retention and some lace circles

Smell: At first I am reminded of roasted nuts then that is followed up by some coffee notes a some dark chocolate

Taste: First thing that pops into my head is yeah this is a dry stout it has that lovely ashtray taste right away and it kind of lingers a bit the flavors that are a bit of an after thought is the coffee and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Heavy body with a good amount of carbonation and a dry finish

Overall: Pretty good dry stout cant say I have had many beeter than this one at the moment. Worth a try for sure

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wrasslers Stout

Bottle claims 5.8% abv. Pours a dark brownish black with a decent off white bubbly foam. Roasted malt in the aroma, with a hint of coffee. In the flavor, more roasted malts, char, coffee and a mild but defined bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied, alittle watery. Overall, a decent irish stout with alittle more flavor than the popular brands.

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Wrasslers XXXX Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 262 ratings.
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