littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells mostly of smoke. Nice dark pour with a beige thick head. Great roasted taste...finish is a bit dull, but good.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Porterhouse Dublin. Opaque blackish brown body with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Taste of coffee, chocolate and seaweed. I’d like to try this one carbonated rather than on nitro, just to see what else I could find in the flavors.
gnomedrunk (15) - Rome, ITALY - APR 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fantastic!one of my favourite stout!deep dark with beautiful creamy head,aroma of dark bitter chocolate and espresso oyster undertone. As a pilsener lover I must stop after 2-3 pint. I like to degustate this stout slowly. I tasted this beer in Dublin,eating fish like prawns. My local pub have this beer,he-he!
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red black in colour, with lots of malt in in iss nose and a very smooth very chocolaty flavour
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Draught at "Salone della Birra Artigianale 2007" - Milan.
Draught at "PorterHouse" - (Covent Garden) London .
Much homogenous and creamy head of good persistence. Dark, impenetrable and deep black color. Bitter and toasted scent with notes of burnt malt, burned wood, ash and cacao. Much dry taste with notes bitter chocolate and smoke. Mocha like coffee. Extremely soft, round and smooth.
KM (307) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Almost totally black. Beige creamy head, almost as creamy as Guinness. Burned and coffeeish aroma, fresh. Funny tastes among the coffee; Sea? Seaweed? Exciting and fresh. Fresh aftertaste that faints slowly into bitterness. (Porterhouse Dublin, 16.03.07)
IrishEoin (19) - IRELAND - FEB 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, I felt a little queasy after a few pints of it though. Nice for the occasional sup.
ogivlado (5402) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Pianeta Birra, Rimini, Italy.
The best beer I’ve tried on Pianeta Birra Rimini. Pours a nice opaque dark ruby color with a creamy pale brown head that stands forever. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee with a salty oyster undertone. Lots of roasty, smoky and salty notes in the finish and aftertaste. Very smooth.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
When in Dublin, go the Porterhouse. Nearly proverbial, the advice is nonetheless unquestionable. My good friend Nick and I arrived at the pub (touristy-eyed and thirsty for our first taste of Ireland), called up two Oyster Stouts and sat down within the traditionally wooden confines. Clone to the perennial Guinness, Porterhouse’s facsimile could hardly look any better. Dressed in a deep mahogany-brown robe, the soft off-white cream cascading above speaks of alternate gases, nitrogen to be precise, for better or for worse. Tight on the nose, it takes some effort to extract the subtle chocolate aroma, but soon a precisely balanced fragrance takes shape. Lightly roasted coffee, Emmental, timid hops and a marine scent I can only associate with the oysters seem to equilibrate with immaculate clarity. Flavors follow the same vein, reminiscent again of chocolate, smooth pastoral hops and mint. I begin to decide that nitro really is my bag, whatever that means. Lucky for me, it seems the Irish are quite fond of it too. Highly drinkable, the buttery texture pleases the gullet and ends with a satisfying salty bitterness of malt and hop. Being Guinness’ twin, their profiles can be differentiated, but not by much. If pressured I would probably favor the Oyster Stout.
mike_77 (2730) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black, treacley colour topped with creamy head. Flavour is dominated by the salty oyster taste and some roasted malt. Very rich in flavour and texture and leaves an aromatic toasty aftertaste. Certainly not a session beer but a perfect way to round off a night.