Wrasslers XXXX Stout | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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3.75/5
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266 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Ireland
porterhousebrewco.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,076
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
266
pDev:
14.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of dcmchew
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wrasslers 4x Stout, 330 ml, 5.6%.
Totally black in colour, two finger rich light brown head, great retention, lasting > half finger cap.
Really smells 4x, very rich malts: nice clear dark chocolate, big roast, coffee, burnt sugar, pinch of salt, faint dry prunes (with a faint bit of smoke) and dark spices.
Sweeter than the nose led me to believe, but just for a bit, in the start, with milky chocolate, caramel and molasses. Roasted malts follow immediately and dominate the rest of the brew. Strong roasted, burnt even, malts, strong espresso, very rough, with a lingering charcoal bitterness that you get from your first sip and sticks till the last drop of this beer. A bit of enriching saltiness, faint figs and some lemon zest way in the back. Very low hop presence.
Medium body and carbonation, somewhat dark-lagerish, which is weird. Dry ashy malts all the way.
This was an extreme stout, wouldn't really call it tasty, but definitely rich and rugged. A nice exercise, but wouldn't drink two of these in a row.

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, coffee, molasses, light herbal, and roast/bready earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light molasses, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of sharp roasted/earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light molasses, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming presence after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dry stout style. All around great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2 oz glass was poured into a nonic.

Appearance: A two finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles.

Smell: Milk chocolate, roasted coffee, earthy, and some caramel.

Taste: Same as above with smoke and mild bitterness. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a bit dry, tingly bitterness, smoke, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Probably one of the tastiest Irish stouts around. Pretty solid and spot on. These bottles are just a bit hard to find here in Boston.

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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(bottle with no freshness date - poured into a 12oz Sam Smith's pint-ish glass)

A: silky-glisten-y, khaki-colored head... dark, motor-oil brown liquid... foam stays as a solid cap for a good while, some scattered strands of lace

S: huge punch of dark fruity esters, later most-definitely reminiscent of straight fig.... moderate roasted barley in support and perhaps some mild earthy hops.... over-arching sense of oxidation

T: the fig carries through strong, with a nip of sweetness... decent bit oxidized here?... in-funk-ted.... moderate-plus, long-lasting roastiness and bitterness... a lil acidic bite on the end... the semi-acrid roast and bitter qualities are central to the taste, with just enough malt to round it out

M: right around medium-bodied, but it scrapes dry and leaves a hours-old coffee-like tangy acidity

O: actually not too shabby, but potentially an old bottle and/or somewhat poorly handled/cared-for

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and part of a huge beers of Europe delivery ordered to celebrate my 40th birthday
rich roasty stout that gives a solid bodied beer that's still easily downed

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Wrasslers XXXX Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 266 ratings
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