Oyster Stout | The Porterhouse Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
433 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Oyster StoutOyster Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Ireland
porterhousebrewco.com

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 08-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
433
Reviews:
220
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.67%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of marshmarsh
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Was really looking forward to this beer on my one night stay in Dublin. I essentially only left the airport for this beer. I think I envisioned it to be a little too good, but the Oyster Stout is still one of the best stouts I've ever had, and I love stouts. Creates an amazing foamy head that is thick and cream, and the body's flavor, including the hints of real oysters, is like nothing I've ever had before. Truly an amazing beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of superspak
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, toffee, herbal, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, herbal, salt, and roast/mineral earthiness. Fair amount of herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light coffee, salt, herbal, and roast/mineral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with decent robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and lightly creamy/chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty good stout. Good complexity and solid robustness of roast/bready malt, earthy hop, and salty oyster flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of woemad
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From Notes

11.2oz bottle purchased at Total Wine in Spokane. There was no obvious freshness date on the bottle, which had a stupid, gimmicky pin meant to open the bottle. It did not work.

Poured a super dark brown color that might as well have been black, with an inch of tan foam that dropped after a few minutes leaving spotty lace. There was a rubyish tint to the beer when it was held up to direct light.

Chocolaty and roasty in the nose. IT seemed rather one-dimensional.

The flavor was rich, roasty and chocolaty – a little more interesting than the smell. I didn’t get any kind of oyster flavor, but it might have been buried under the chocolate. At the swallow there was a mildly bitter hop note.

The mouthfeel was a little bit watery for a stout.

This was an okay stout, and I think I might choose it over a Guinness or Murphy’s. However, I don’t think it was worth what I paid for it, which I cannot remember except that it was a little pricy given the amount of beer.

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Oyster Stout from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 433 ratings.
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