DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Porterhouse, Parliament Street Dublin 23/08/2008
Slight roast aroma. Small white head. Black and smooth on the palate with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter burnt coffee roast finish.
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Charlies.
Clear dark brown coloured with a creamy beige head.
Roasted aroma of hay and dark chocolate with notes of liquorice.
Roasted flavour of cocoa powder with notes of dark chocolate.
Bullit (4159) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Porterhouse. London. Roasted malts and coffee in the aroma. Brown colour, tan head. Flavour: roasted malts, coffee. Nice bitterness. Bitter finish.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source:Sample at the brewpub.
Appearance:Black pour with red highlights and a thin brown head.
Aroma:Roasted malt and chocolate.
Flavor:Chocolate and coffee with a mild bitter finish.
Palate:Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:Not sure why its called an Oyster stout. Never smelled or tasted oysters.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[2151-20090515] Tap. Sweet soapy evergreen aroma with mild spearment gum. Clear, dark red brown body with a small long-lasting creamy light tan head and thick lacing. Floral water and heavy malt flavour with some roast. Medium body is a little thin. Average.
(@ Porterhouse; Dublin, Ireland)
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-05-15. Very dark brown body with a creamy tan head and lace. (4+) Flavour is interesting, a tangy character to the dark malt. Roasty malt is present but not strong, dark malt base. Bitterness grows as it goes on. (6+) Light roast in aroma, I swear I smell oysters but it my just be a combination of my imagination and the arrival of a plate of mussels at the next table. Muted malt. (6+) Creamy average plus palate. (3+) On tap at the brewpub.
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - FEB 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep black with a huge nitro white lacing head. Light aromas, chocolatey, fruitier than any stout I’ve ever had. Some coffee. Too watery and light flavoured. Unimpressive.
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porterhouse Central, Dublin. Approaching pitch, ruby tints, drapes of lace. Fresh roasted barley, whiff of bonfire and espesso choc aroma. Mellow but fruitier and way more burnt than the Gwince. Milky mocca, cocoa and coniferous hop notes discernible through the tongue-numbing nitro chill. Dab of salt. Shellfish not to be sniffed. Decent.
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitrokeg at the Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Black brown with a creamy tan head. Fresh and roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate and a very slight saltiiness. Guiness in Ireland used to taste almost as good as this before they started pasturising it.
thewolf (11434) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Porterhouse, London.
Pours brown with an impressive, very creamy, off-white head. Mild aroma of nuts and soft roasted malts. A bit light in mouthfeel with an okay creaminess. Flavour is nice, sweet chocolate, lightly roasted and good long, dry finish. Some lidt tart fruitiness.