Plain Porter | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

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3.76/5
Very Good
145 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 Todd on 06-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,619
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
145
pDev:
10.9%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of BEER88
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of desint
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REVZEB
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. Billed as “best stout in the world”, malarkey at its finest. Very plain in smell, with roasted malt leading. Taste was bland Irish dry stout, with some subtle sweetness on finish. “Most enjoyable average Irish Stout in the world” is more fitting.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle from a Beer52 box (£0.75):
It easy to tell where the name comes from with this one, the beer definitely isn't the most varied tasting but it was an enjoyable offering that was well executed & balanced, going down quite easily from the start with some nice roasted malts throughout. There was some early smoke showing that soon gave way to a few bitter flavours & some chocolate to add to the sweetness without overpowering at any point; it was a good beer & proved very easy to drink too.

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3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice stout with a smooth and gentle sweet finish.

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Photo of Spike
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle served a little too cold.
L: Very dark brown, nearly black, with ruby edging. One finger of off-white, creamy head leaves plenty of lacing.
S: Smoky, leafy.
T: Light coffee, moderately bitter.
F: Light body, very dry finish.
O: Dry and hoppy porter. Easy-drinking but lacks flavour and mouthfeel is a little thin.

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Photo of migleskun
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of captaincoffee
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Porterhouse in Dublin. Pours near full black with a thin but uber creamy head that somehow stayed there for 20 minutes and coated the glass. Nose is mild roasted and chocolate notes, but really too soft. Taste is even softer and lighter. It has all the toasty characteristics, but just far too light and soft. Mouthfeel is super creamy and lovely. Overall it has a few really nice points but is missing on the big ones.

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3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Compared to Guinness, this one is both sweeter and more bitter. Doesn't have has smooth a texture though.

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3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.02/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SadMachine
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rihup
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oakaged88
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of polloenfuego
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kdivers
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerinabottle
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth creamy even, nice and easy drinkin

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I had this one several time on tap in the porterhouse on Parliement st. in Dublin. Almost on stout territory, this porter delivers nice chocolate and caramel notes

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Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 145 ratings