Plain Porter
The Porterhouse Brewing Company

Plain PorterPlain Porter
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The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout
Ranked #53
Ranked #21,838
3.77 | pDev: 10.61%
Jul 08, 2023
Jun 06, 2003
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I tried a pint of this beer off the tapper at the brewery pub in Dublin. It poured an opaque dark with white head that left a fine lace. The scent had subtle roast and chocolate hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with sweet malt base and the subtle roast chocolate through the drink. The mouthfeel was medium in body but with good carbonation. Overall it was a great beer.
Jun 10, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle with tear-off cap, from Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg. ABV is 5%. Very dark brown to black colour, large beige head. Roasty aroma with notes of mild coffee and dark chocolate, a hint of wood and bonfires, also hints of hops. Very nice roasty flavour, fairly dry, notes of coffee, hints of dark bitter chocolate and wood, decent hops throughout. Not extreme in any way, just well balanced and highly drinkable.
Apr 21, 2021
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottled and saved for such an occasion as a St paddys night wtching the Dropkick Murphys
Dark as darkest night body with good tobacco stained head
roasty toasty arom
treacle AND liquorice flavour
Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed by mothmanscott from Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From notes 12/8/11: Pours a clear deep brown (black) with a ruby tint when held to the light. The pour produces slightly more than 2 fingers of fluffy, short-lived, tan head that leaves patchy lace as it recedes. Aroma is dark roasted malt, dark chocolate and prune. Taste is semisweet dark chocolate, pumpernickel, molasses sweet tones and a hint of coffee. There is a low level hop presence throughout the sip. Coffee and a pleasant bitterness are the most pronounced flavors in the aftertaste.
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 3.49 by Curt3 from Ohio

Oct 03, 2019
Rated: 3.08 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Sep 07, 2019
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown, nearly black color with dense tan head. Smells of roasted malt. Medium body and creamy feel. Tastes of roasted malt and vanilla. Very enjoyable!
Aug 10, 2019
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Draft at the Porterhouse Bar in Dublin
Dark brown bordering on black but some light still gets through. Rich caramel and light chocolate maltiness with bits of roast and licorice. Pretty stand up English style porter.
Jul 26, 2019
Rated: 4 by AGust82 from Connecticut

May 02, 2019
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Reviewed by rapayn01 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I had this on a flight (8 ounces each beer!) in a Dublin pub May 2018. It was definitely the best beer on the flight. Frankly, it tasted more than a little like Guinness stout. That's probably not something to say out loud in Ireland. I believe it was a nitro.
Mar 15, 2019
Rated: 3.92 by eluvah from New York

Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 3.81 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Sep 25, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by desint from Belgium

Sep 20, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
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.
Aug 12, 2018
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Reviewed by flyingpig from Scotland

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
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.
Mar 26, 2018
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Rated by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really nice stout with a smooth and gentle sweet finish.
Mar 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Spike from England

3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
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.
Mar 18, 2018
Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 159 ratings