TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at The Porterhouse in Covent Garden (London), dark with a very brown creamy head. Subtle malty aroma with a little bit of caffeine. Strong coffee flavours in a good bitter palate.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Porterhouse Plain Porter (4.3%): Chocolate and biscuit stand out in the clean malt aroma. Almost opaque brown body is topped by a tan/brown, fine bubbled, nitro head that sticks to the sides of the glass. Biscuit and bittersweet dark chocolate flavours with plenty of roasty bitterness. Medium body with soft mouthfeel typical of a high nitro pour. Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Temple Bar (May-06).
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London, 30 July) Colour is almost black with ruby notes when seen through light, dense beige head. Nose is roasted with notes of chocolate and berries (blackberries, black currant). Taste is roasted with chocolate, coffee and the same berry notes. Light to medium body. Dry and bitter finish with a nice hop character. Nice and smooth with lots of taste.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wierd how plain means stout. I also seee here that the description says "cold filtered" when in the brewpub they have a sign where they put all the phrases that you wont see in their beers "adjuncts, corn, cold taste etc) and I could almost swear that cold filtered was one of those phrases. Oh well. This was a damn good dry stout overall. Nice and roasty all the way through with slight hints of coffee, and a nice dry bittering finish. Nice, creamy and smooth.
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught@brew pub, Dublin.
Very dark ruby, steady creamy tan head. Cold coffee in the nose. Medium-bodied. Good roasty flavor with long hoppy aftertaste. Balanced, tasty porter. As I sampled this in Dublin - I would say something what Guinness should be.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Covent Garden. Lovely chocolate taste, balanced but lacking in body a tad. Ever so slightly bitter nose.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black colored, medium sized thick beige head. Coffee, roastiness and sweetness in aroma, fine aroma. Roasted coffee also in flavor, aftertaste lasts with dryness. Medium bodied.
UnsofistaCat (239) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Guiness clone. Roasty, dark, nitro tap. Not bad. I think I enjoyed even more becuase I was sitting in Dublin drinking it.
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice! Roasted barley, coffeeish taste. The best stout I have ever tasted, I believe
argo0 (11958) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear red-brown body with tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, fig. Taste is the same. Creamy light body, somewhat thin.