flip_soeperman (435) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, hay, floral, citrus, herbs, dough, earthy, red, hazy, white foam, very bitter, heavily sour, full body, oily feel, lively,
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 bottle. pours clear amber with a fluffy whipped white head. malt and red fruit nose. malty english esters. creamy and smooth palate. that’s the stuff.
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.
drpimento (2085) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good brew. Poured slightly cold with a nice, tan, creamy, thick head that soon settles to a light cover and loads of sticky lace. Color is a clear bronze with the ocassional, slow, lonely bubble trail. Aroma is malt, toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, dark ripe fruit. Flavor’s like nose, is bitter up front, sweet in back and great carbonic tang to complete the picture. Body and carbonation are spot on. Finish is like flavor, sweetness tapers to a long bitter end, no alcohol buzz. Very drinkable beer. Wish I had more.
bulldogops (1022) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #774 - Nov 18, 2013 - Bottle at beer revolution. Dark brown-black pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is floral, oily hops, rich toffee burnt sugar malty sweetness. Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the more noble hops. Absolutely superb.
zexpe (39) - SCOTLAND - JUN 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome in Dublin - not so great in London. Very strong, sweet flavour, lovely colour.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source:Sample at the brewpub.
Appearance:Dark amber pour with a thin beige head.
Aroma:Very malty with hints of citrus.
Flavor:Solid malt base with a citrus finish and a bit of warming alcohol on the end as well.
Palate:Medium/full body with soft carbonation and a brutally lingering bitter finish.
Overall:Solid strong ale. There are some things that could be better, but solid overall.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at the brewpub. Reddish copper with creamy off-white head and nice lacing. Big dirty grapefruit and spicey hop aroma with off-dry caramel, resiny citrus and a little blood orange. Flavor is fresh, resiny citrus and not as bitter grapefruit as the aroma, dry, pretty big, almost astringent bitterness, nice though. Medium, creamy body. Very tasty.
patrick767 (3333) - 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.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice brown color with decent head. The aroma has hops up front and then vanishes immediately. Starts off a little indistinct, some chewiness. Then a strong bitter hop dominates everything, but fades a bit to allow the chewiness to come back. Okay but not great.