leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Bronze with an off-white head. Aromas are berries with woody notes and soft spices. Vinous with red wine notes. Some musty vinegar aspects. Flavours are toffee and berries with spices. Quite dry with a peppery, yeasty, earthy finish. Some grapefruit bitterness. Decent.
Diaga (8) - IRELAND - JAN 4, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m quite a fan of this beer. Its one of the few Porterhouse beers that carrys well in both bottle and tap formats and one of my staples everytime I go to Dublin. Its strength is noticeable and it feels somewhere between an Irish Red and a Strong English. However, it is very strongly flavoured with plenty of nuts and a sweet floral/fruit taste. Aftertaste is lengthy and satisfying.
omhper (20915) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from The Drink Store, Dublin. Clear deep amber, rich firm head. Caramelly and spicy with some sweaty orange. Sweet and dense, full bodied. Mildly warming with marked spicy bitterness.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2011 draft @ Porterhouse London. Dark gold, clear, nice lace. Rich mineral aroma. Nutty palate with moderate carbonation and a good bite. Nice hoppy aftertaste. Is bright and floral. Like it...draft @ Porterhouse Dublin. Red, non-sparkled. Spicy malts. Belgian-hinted candisugar in palate adds sweetness. But finishes dry and balanced. Nutty. Nice malts! 7-3-7-3-14 (almost the same rating...)
Oakes (13400) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg, Covent Garden. Pale dull amber. The aroma is caramel-accented and fairly clean. A little bit of caramel on the palate with light alcohol back notes. Drinks mellow for a 7% beer.
patrick767 (3725) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap - Pours copper-red with an off-white head. It smells of malt, hops, and berries. The flavor has plenty of sweet hops with a touch of fruit and a well hopped balance bitterness leading into a fairly bitter finish. It’s medium to full bodied and very good.
Svesse (6884) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, 23 May 2010) Reddish brown colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of raisins, dried fruit and dusty hops. Malty, slightly fruity taste with red fruit, bready malt and a slightly bittersweet finish. More than medium body, drier than expected but with some malt sweetness. Tasty and drinkable.
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper colour with a nice white head. Thick and full bodied. Rather hoppy with banana and vanilla notes. Slightly metallic. Taste was not strongly expressed enough for my liking. Bitter, strong, lasting finish. Overall not bad, but I was expecting more.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Black Door, Helsinki. Dark amber color. Resiny and sweaty hops in the aroma. Bittersweet caramelly flavor with resiny and fruity english hops, toffee and bread. Tannic dry hop finish. Full bodied chewy mouthfeel with hint of alcohol sharpness. Too caramelly and chewy for me.
KyotoLefty (7430) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the Temple Bar Brewpub. Deep copper color with a low head. Fruity malt aroma, with caramel and a touch of hops. Mellow flavor of fruit—dried, dark, fruit—and port. Sweet but superbly hopped. Bitter. Hop blast comes in late, at the finish, and lasts. Excellent.