oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown, with a head that quickly settles into a thin film. But the smell is intriguing, with aromas of thick, sweet conchord jam and blackened malt. But the flavors donít really assert themselves in the taste; the port comes out mainly in the finish. Disappointing if you wanted a big, ruby taste to go with the name. Very dry for an English stout, the finish accentuates the beerís thin texture. Great idea, mediocre follow-through. (2/24/09)
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with white foamy head. Dry bitter stout with a strong smokey, chalky burnt finish. Canít really get port notes, but this would definitely go well with hard cheeses. However, as a drinking ale, for me itís just too bitter and dry on the tongue. Donít like the residual flavour on the tongue. Chewy and lacking smoothness.
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter and port vine.
suprchunk (1792) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Labeled as Ruby Stout, not Port Stout. Black. Small white head, almost tan. Lots of lacing.
Little roasty. Not much going on here. Little phenolic.
Bit bitter. Slightly sweet, but not overly so.
Thin, but velvety. A bit watered down.
Not bad. Would be a pretty good session beer.
trapez (1466) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, wood and smoke. Dark redbrown colour with soft beige head. Smoked wood and bitter grapefruit in flavour, which leaves a dry, rubberlike aftertaste.
Camons (4491) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Wharf in Ňlborg. Pours black with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, caramel and abit of smoke. Full bodied. low carbonation. Pretty good stout. 280111
stouby (3424) - Holbśk, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at Charlies, Cph.
Dark brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted, light burnt), light hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, light bitter. Light body, almost flat. Delicious.
czar (3235) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours dark reddish with a white tainted red head, very good retention and lacing. dark roasted malts without any depth. nose is simple and taste is not so complex. no port feeling here, not even a sweet edge to it - could have had at least that edge, even artificially (i.e. by the malts and not the port), just to make us think that there may be some port in there. acidic finish, a little unpleasant. overall plain.
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
21st August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Strong tasting stout, a littl bit smoky. Very bitter. A bare half imagined trace of Port! Okay - but a bit too bitter.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2011 Cask at the Wharf. Itís a black one, topped by a diminishing thin layer of beige bubbles. Roasted to burnt nose with some chocolate and coffee. A hint of alcohol too, nothing boozy, more like in a strong wine. Flavorwise itís quite mellow and rounded, blending roasted, burnt malts and hints of dark chocolate with dried fruits and a touch of something stronger than your average beer. Slightly metallic in the very end, a bit unpleasant actually. Medium body, almost without carbonation. Except for the metallic finish and lack of carbonation, this is a pleasant one. Tasteful and complex, and it goes well as a winter beer. 101216