bartlebier (464) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 330ml bottle - bierpost.com - The same quality blend of rich, tasty malts and subtly-dosed quality hops as in Porterhouse’s "Wrassler’s stout" - only, contrary to what the label says, the flavour does not wholly "belie its alcohol content" - with only 7 ABV, the distinct boozy esthers dominate the top of the aroma and almost make this great drinkable recipe into a cautious sipper. Hide the ABVs a bit better and I’m back on board for a full 6 pack. - Have to appreciate the Joycean "tasty drop" pun, though.
Rerate II/2013: must have gotten a fresher bottle this time (bb24/06/2012): very tasty and none too stingingly added Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings make for a delicious ImpStout’ishly fresh fruity nose. Dry aftertaste, noticeable ABV remain. 2nd choice after Wrassler’s!
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15th December 2010
Clear amber beer. Fluffy white head. Softish dry palate. Dry malt and dry bittering hops. Palate turns softer and a touch of fruit salad sweets makes an appearance. Finishes dry with some tea. Bitter aftertaste.
Gerbeer (859) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a beautiful mahogany/red with medium head. Aromas of red fruit, toffee, and malts. Flavours of plums and caramel but hops bitterness is quite strong and sharp.
Sizzler80 (300) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby red with a good off-white head and lace. Aroma: hops, malt, yeast, oak. Taste: initial sweetness precedes a strong bitterness. Hops, malt, oak, currants. Nice bit of warmth from the alcohol and hint of cognac.
Gethinbeer (1825) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany colour with a frothy white head and lace. Malt aroma. Malt flavour. Earth oak flavour. Nice bitter finish.
jesperhammer (2221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28-OCT-2012, bottle @home, from Superbest.
Clear amber with lasting tan head. that laces.
Bitter aroma with grape fruit and nuts
Taste is sweet malty with bread and nuts. Hoppy notes with grape fruit. Medium body and carbonation.
rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark amber brown with a persistent head covering and streaks of lace. The taste begins with roasted caramel malt, followed through the palate with sour bittering that compliments, only to have the malt re-emerge at the finish. A solid, yet not over-powering brew. Recommended.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours brown in color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some fine lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with lots of caramel. Taste is a bold citrus hop bitterness with a nice caramel malt and dark fruit sweetness. Medium to heavy body with some modest carbonation providing some pleasant sensation on the palate. A nicely done English strong ale that is balanced and deserves a tasting.
Slubgob (98) - West Hartford, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour. Dark brown, thick just of white head that lingers. Pine and bitter nose. More pine in front, malt middle, astringent almost grapefruit (but not at all sweet) finish. Digestif is a good way to think about this, skin to an Italian bitter. Your going to have to be ok with bitter to even approach this one.
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber to medium brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (stale herbs, apricot), with light note of unripe peach and black tea.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Not a whole lot in the nose, but it’s reasonably pleasant. A bit sour, but drinkable. Pretty typical Porterhouse quality.