northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a Guinness, identical to the other Porterhouse stouts. The difference was this one was a bit sweeter. Quite nice.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Deep mahogany brown with a smal beige head. Aroma is of salt water, roasted malts and light vinegar. Taste is of roasted malts, light dirt, and salt.
Jamedra (365) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma připomíná jemnou vanilkovou kávu s banánovými tóny. Pěna je krémová, hnědá, nízká a jemná bohužel rychle mizící. Barva samotného piva je tmavě černá téměř neprůsvitná jen lehce jsou znát odstíny tmavě rudé. Chuťově má pivo lehký kávový základ a znatelný banánový okraj, celkově je sladšího rázu ale je zároveň i silně hořké.
goozen (2680) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Porterhouse Central, Dublin: Opaque black coloured brew with an great taste of roasted malts and there is some saltiness. Great beer must be imported to the Netherlands right now.
bth122 (1110) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark black. Medium head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla notes, toffee. Creamy texture. Light sweet, light bitter. Slight chalk. Not bad. .
jsmerig (1102) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with minimal head. Aroma of smoked maple malts. Taste is roasted with coffee notes. Dark and smokey. Not entirely my cup of tea.
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kiwianer (3306) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is great, the body black. It smells refreshing, fresh, a bit darkmalty. The taste is foamy, salty, roasty, oyster, darkmalty, interesting and tasty. 14/13/12/12/-/13
Angelmonster (103) - Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a midnight brown color, turns black when held away from light. Head is cream toned and about an inch thick. Head retention and lacing are pretty good.
Aroma is of roasted caramel malts, rye bread, and faint burnt coffee. Sweet milk chocolate is also lingering in the nose. Hops and alcohol are undetectable.
First taste is of charred chocolate malt. Not as sweet as in the nose, flavor is more like bitter dark chocolate than chocolate milk. Dont know if my mind is playing tricks on me but I taste a slight salty brine in the finish. Beer has a pronounced hoppiness, not sure if its from roasted barley or actual hops. From the limited number of Irish dry stouts I’ve tried, this one seems to be one of the few ones that has a tiny alcohol bit, most are on the tame side.
Mouthfeel is somewhat light but has more substance than most Irish stouts. Carbonation levels are somewhat high but the head helped to tone down the over fizziness.
Overall this beer was good for its style but nothing amazing or near the top of my list of favorite stouts. Didnt get any flavor of oyster, which is probably a good thing. Went down pretty easy but not sure if I’d buy it again.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on Tap @ the Porterhouse, Dublin .. . pours a very dark brown .. . medium head, lacing .. . very mild minerals, earth, and cooking chocolate .. . light roastiness .. . would probably have a pint again .. . . Karate Chop!!!!
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a black color oil with a fluffy off white/tan head. Aroma is salty and malty. Taste is rich roasted malt with a salty finish.