bluevegie (3039) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
20/05/06 Porterhouse Central. Good red body with a creamy lasting light tan head. Good lacing. Smooth taste with a hint of smoke or spice.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark coppery color, medium beige head. Mild toffee, fruits and bitterness in aroma, aroma is pretty thin. Thin to medium bodied. Bitter flavor with fruits and mild caramel, aftertaste lasts with mild citrus and dryness.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. More copper than red. As harrisoni says the cold serving temperature made getting much aroma difficult. But there was a definite sweaty edge that I detected in the Vienna to this one too. Mainly malty flavour, not too "clean" tasting. Some toffee. But, generally, I just found this rather dull and bland.
harrisoni (12449) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden with Yogi Beera, Pivo, ChrisO and Kook. Too cold to get a good aroma, but I was assured by the others that it smelt of sweaty shoes. Some red berry fruit, not a lot of other flavour. Creamy and a bit bland
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A more hoppy version of Irish red ale. Halfway between an Irish red and a British bitter, perhaps?
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear light copper body topped by a creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, coffee, some nutty, light chocolate. Smooth, light-medium body.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on tap at the brew pub in the Temple Bar District of Dublin. Reddish hue with a nitrogenated head. Roasty with some maltiness. Good nose. Overall very tasty.
Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Draught at "PorterHouse" - (Covent Garden) London . Compact foam, smooths down and homogenous, typical of the irish dry. Burnt red color, firm and little shining. Scent of burnt wood, coal and parched malt. Extremely bitter and dry taste. Much smooth and dried. Bitter and singed end, long duration.
Ungstrup (28229) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft at Porterhouse, London] A deep red beer with a beutiful lasting creamy off-white head. The aroma is slightly sour malty with hints of roastyness. The flavor is sweet malty with loads of caramel notes, but also roasted malt and hops giving it a fresh bitter end. The mouthfeel is very creamy.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Proterhouse in London: Small layer of a frothy head which lasts long. Light red color. Bubbles clinging in the shape of a worldmap on the glass.Toffee nose and cellery taste. So trivial.