Psytron (1121) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint smell of coffee. Dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma hits with roasted malts, also coffee, cocoa, some ash.
Beerhammaren (856) - FINLAND - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l on tap @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours deep brown black with low head. Aroma is hops, some coffee, strong salt liquorice and burned malts. Flavor is mostly same. Nice one!
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is great, the body black. It smells roasty, malty, creamy. The taste is creamy, roasty, malty, a bit coffee, hoppy-bitter. Delicious. 11/12/11/12/-/12
sfuen03 (254) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, average sized brown head; aroma remembers of chocolate, coffee; palate is smoth with average carbonation. Taste is more a dry stout than a porter; chocolate, coffee and licorice.
SudsMcDuff (5644) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on Draft @ the Porterhouse, Dublin City Centre .. . mild mouth feel, medium foam .. . light roast with a touch of espresso .. . very easy to put down but really is a touch plain .. . . i don’t want a cheap chinese panda, this baby was handmade in belgium!
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with rapidly settling, coarse, khaki head.
Aroma is malty, roasted, nutty, toffee. Flavor mild up front, fading into a hoppiness that builds slightly. Roasted, mildly chocolatey, nutty finish. Malty, roasted, hoppy/bitter aftertaste. Maltiness comes to dominate as it warms. Moderate carbonation, medium body, mildly dry finish. A tasty, rich, drinkable, roasted, light stout.
Creedence (260) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Porterhouse Cork. Pours a deep amber-brown with a thick nitro head. Aroma is very dampened by the head, but I can just about make out bread, nuts and toffee. Taste is a medium malty sweetness followed by the barley bitterness you expect with a dry stout. Nice smoky bitter palate, nice and full, smooth mouthfeel. A good beer, but, as the name suggests, just a little bit plain. Want to try the bottled version for comparison’s sake.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So I guess this is their housebeer? Because it rocks. A huge amount of tobacco on the nose, and even pulling through the flavour and finish with ash (mmmm). Chocolate and coffee much stronger than an average porter... so now I see why it’s labelled a dry stout here. Just as flavourful as a higher quality stout but a bit lighter mouthfeel I guess. Still, you could tell me this was 8% and I’d believe you. Fantastic.
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with my wife over a gorgeous homemade traditional shepherds pie on St. Patrick’s Day. Very dark brown with deep golden amber highlights and a medium brown head of fine foam. Aroma is very chocolatey, dry cocoa and bread and roast. Chocolate and roast flavours fill the palate, mouthfeel is soft, with a nice balanced bitterness in the finish. I was surprised that this carried a nice medium bodied heft to it, given the ABV (plus I found their Oyster Stout to be quite watery, on tap and from the bottle). This was very good.
jordinc (102) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark with nice creamy head. Roasty and clean, pretty light for a stout. Nice for St. Patty’s day.