GatorGuy92 (28) - Valrico, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer smells great, probably the best aspect of the beer. A nice stout with ruby port added to it? Very promising. Unfortunately it does not live up to the expectations. Not bad, just not great. It tastes like a stout with port added to it (go figure). The tart smell could have been brought more forward and brought this beer together better. Oh well.
Rasmus40 (11203) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and soy sauce? Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 160911
Metalchopz (2286) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the more expensive beers at Pub Italia in Ottawa. It just happens to be the only stout I have not tried yet (available there). After having a few Italian lagers with supper, this was great for desert and complete the night. Poured a dark brown colour with lots of red highlights and a big foamy-creamy light brown head. Light dark fruits scent with notes of milk. Hop did come out eventually near the end as it warmed up. Mild roasted malts with decent bitterness in the finish, creating some dryness. After breathing a while, notes of apples appear in the aftertaste. A bit watered-down and not really worth the price, but worth trying once. Expected a bit more of a creamy mouthfeel as it was written "Superbly Smooth" on front label. Also, did not taste the "port" they added in this. Too bad, as I am a fan of port.
deanso (5259) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the GBBF 2011
creamy off white head. Dark brown pour. Quite drinkable
Bif (1450) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Pours a virtual black color with a foamy head that lasts and good lacing. Nice aroma of malt and dark fruits along with some chocolate and sweetness. Taste o malt and mild fruitiness. There is a nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice texture. Nice, but no real port character. Good change of pace, worth a try
LoFi (1593) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. From notes.
Almost black with a tan head.
Chocolate, roasted malts, and just a hint of port.
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 (1872) - 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 (11131) - 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 (2250) - 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.