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Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout


If you’re looking for an Easter treat, how about some Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle stout?  I gather it’s their spring special and it’s a beauty.  It’s smooth, bittersweet, and seems to have a hint of mint about it.

We tried it a couple of weeks ago when we were looking for the legendary Galway Hooker, without luck. The rather diffident bar man didn’t say whether they’d run out, or never took delivery, or give any explanation whatsoever.  There just wasn’t any, full stop. Perhaps it was at another bar and the effort of explaining this was just too much for him.  You only get a two second window to order a drink on a Saturday night at the Porterhouse, after all.

See here for an earlier article about the Porterhouse.

4 replies on “Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout”

Sadly, Saturday night was our only option. We were the only people there who weren’t part of a hen or stag night.

I was there on Tuesday, and they had the Hooker on. In fact it was the only non-porterhouse Irish beer on tap. But they had huge posters proclaiming it to be a beer festival. I would have thought that would include more than one beer. But that’s just me….

But on Tuesday afternoons it is a rather civilized place. As most London pubs tend to be.

They did have several beers from the other participating breweries, but there seemed to be a real problem in keeping things available. The cask Hilden beers were particularly annoying in Dublin as there was never another one ready when the cask ran out.

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