JorgeLee (1803) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Porterhouse, London. Deep brown balck colour, creamy white head. Pleasantly chocolatey stout with a hint of roastiness. Medium bitterness. Good full palate. Solid and drinkable.
JDsz5 (8) - - OCT 7, 2016 does not count
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma 4. Appearance 4. Taste 6. Palate 3. Overall 11. Roasted tasty porter, just over the average.
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I may be fooled by the name of this beer, but to me this smells exactly like how I want my porters to smell like, i.e. plenty of chocolate and sweet chocolate sauce, and without the dark roasted ashy notes that I tend to pick up from dry stouts. I also get a generic fruitiness, and some dark berries and brown sugar in the back. The rather strong flavour follows the aroma, with additional dark caramel. Light sweet taste with a moderate bitter finish. The mouthfeel is rather dry-stout-ish: light and thin, dry and a bit watery. Luckily the carbonation is pleasantly moderate. And, oh, it’s very deep brown, has a beige, long-lived head that leaves lots of lacings. A nice porterstout!
[33 cl bottle, 5% ABV, enjoyed 4 months before BB date, from Systembolaget Gårda, Göteborg]
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black in color with a thick tan nitro head. Clean roasty malt aroma and taste. Light mouthfeel and clean finish.
Notes: St Patrick’s Day visit ’10
Turtles (2068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, abv 5%. Dark brown with a small khaki head, good lacing. Roasted barley aroma, dark bread and grass. Clean, light and soft mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Malty taste, chocolate, bread, oats, grassy and mild floral. Dry and bitter finish.
LakatosKE (176) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Clear dark brown, medium white head. Aroma mostly of malt and candy. Taste of toasted malt and chocolate. Watery texture. Dry and mild hoppy finish.
AnG_BrgNor (534) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 5% from Systembolaget in Sweden. Pours black. Aroma of roasted, bread and some raisin. Good, but weak, aroma. Taste is medium bitter with roasted, some dried dark fruits and some dark chocolate. A good porter.
Rotin (965) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear, red/brown colored. AROMA- malty and bready, roasted malts. FLAVOR- neutral with dry finish, roasted malts, slightly watery. Light bodied.
Ascelja (956) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Porterhouse Temple bar, Dublin. Clear brown to dark brown body, medium creamy beige head. Aroma of low intensity: bread, crust, toasted malts. Taste is sourish to dry, unpleasantly (herbal) bitter finish. Bread, malts, herbs. Light slightly watery body, medium carbonation.
Not really bad, but below the average.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This whipped cream version of a Porter reveals some fruitiness alongside roasted bitterness and mild acidity.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A obviously creamy head of foam covers the darkest brown, producing tons of lacing.
-Nitrogen creates a really bloated mouthfeel in this case, muting some of the beer’s personality.
-Chocolate and a touch of toast are also tasted, eventually.
-Drinkability is high.
-Differences between their Wrasslers Stout, Oyster Stout and Plain Porter are diminished because of the intense nitrogen treatment.
On tap at their Temple Bar location.