rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Dark amber, creamy brownish head. Roasted amlt aroma. Soot flavor, roasted, milky, with some chocolate and cocoa.
DruncanVeasey (7634) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Glossy pitch pour- detectably ruby at the edges, with an attractive, dimpled grey-tan collar. Nose is a dribble-maker; Nutella on burnt (not inedible) toast, streaks of blackcurrant jam deep down, a glossy black carapace of waxed carbon and carob draped with Young’s-like Cadbury’s lushness. Fuck, I’m having a bit of a rave about this, and it probably isn’t even very good. It’s been a long time since I’ve taken delivery of a box of treats, which this is; fag ash on toast, burnt pistachios, the faint grittiness of Galena wrapped up in a soft, slightly lactic chocolate sweetness. Slick and full-bodied. Tastes and feels like Gwince still does in some of the pubs in Dublin (really). Impressive- I dare say highly sessionable, conversational stuff. Could drink this until it came out of my eyes. Sometimes 330ml of plain’s your only man.
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back by a friend. Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium beige head. One of the best smelling beers I’ve experienced. Like chocolate milk and a bit of roasty coffee. Flavor is roasted malt and ashy grain with a bit of chocolate before a creamy and bitter finish.
esox (1189) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark brown colour, rich and creamy head. Nice, bell balanced aroma of dry and moderately roasted malts, a hint of dried fruits and resins of hops. Dry and slightly sour-roasty taste, a hint of coffee in the finish. Balanced mouthfeel is enjoyably dry and soft.
lusikka (7104) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Malja, Kuopio.
Poured a dark reddish brown colour with a creamy, off-white, lacy head. Aroma of roasted malts, apple and syrup. Flavour of roasted malts, apple and mild caramel. Light/medium bodied, slick to watery mouthfeel with average carbonation. Watery porter.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this at the Porterhouse in Temple Street
This guys really like their creamy foam, not a big suprise with all the Guinesse going around in the town...
Not the biggest of porters, and it feels unbalanced, like a coffee mocca with water.
And that is not a compliment
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Porterhouse, London. Pours a clear, garnet-brown with a fluffy, off-white head. Chocolate aroma with maltiness to spare. Sweet and roasty flavor of moderate complexity. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Quite a roasty finish with a bit more mocha. Everything I want in a Dry Stout. Very good.
pete4999 (1218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Porterhouse in Dublin, Ireland. Good beer. Pretty sweet with a bit of chocolate, I thought. Not a ton of bitterness in it. Impressive looking, as with the rest of their stout line.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught@Hilpeä Hauki, sampled 2010-01-15) Clear, dark amber with a small, firm, lacy head. Very mild aroma with some chocolate and sour roastiness. Sourish flavor with roasted malt, dark coffee, and ashines in the finish. When warmer, gets chocolate and dried fruit also. Medium body, quite soft CO2. Average, sourish porter.
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at the Temple Bar location - Pours near black with a lasting head that leaves heavy lacing. It smells of roast malt and coffee. The flavor is of dark roast malt, coffee, and chocolate. There’s a mildly bitter roast finish. It’s a good stout though a touch on the watery side. It may just be served too cold though I tried to let it warm.