hotstuff (3737) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Porterhouse in London. Uncarbonated, transparent and a red hue. Aroma was malty and hoppy and the flavor was bitter, malty and hoppy. Smooth and somewhat of a dry mouthfeel. Medium bodied beer with excellent lacing.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - OCT 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light nose, auburn color, nitro-tap creamy head. Quick light toasted malt with some caramel in the middle. Then a flash of bright hops comes and goes quickly, giving way to a metallic finish. Nice effect, but thin and not that clean overall.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish appearance, good head formation. Malty, fruity aroma. Sweet malty caramel palate, decent flavor, medium bodied, good bitter bite in the finish. Respectable.
thedm (4869) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 20. This draft brew from the Porterhouse brew pub in London poured a small sized head of foamy white colored finely sized bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a uncarbonated transparent red brown colored body. The aroma was mild with malt hop sweaty sock notes and the mouth feel was smooth with a mild malt hop flavor.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
REddish copper colour with a white nitro head. Nice malty caramel and a faint slightly musty, lightly smoky aroma. Some peatiness. Flavour is malt-dominated, some sweetness, light fruitiness and a hint of bitterness. A slightly sour character as well. Quite refreshing.
maeib (8304) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at The Porterhouse WC2. A mid brown beer with a nasty creamy head. The aroma and taste are mostly malty with a bit of fruitiness. OK I guess.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, at the Porter House, Covent Garden, London.
Red cream ale. No real aroma to report. Lightly flavoured beer. Bitter, smooth cream ale palate.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draught, Porterhouse, London] Reddish coloured. Malty with notes of coffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.
DanielBrown (3601) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the London Porterhouse. An attractive and pleasingly sweet beer. Nitrokeg smooth, with a persistent thick head and a copper-red colour. Sweet, cereal aroma. Apple notes, some dispersed metal. A shifting flavour, mostly sweet, with malt and some dryness. Tasty, light and sweet. An original taste for me and a good one.
SilkTork (5068) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Nitro Keg @ The Porterhouse, Covent Garden, London. Reddish amber. Mild sweetness with a faint nutty quality. Lingering and acceptable hop finish. Malt settles and improves as gas burns off, but then the hops start to taste a bit stewed. Not good. Chrissie says both this and the Oyster taste of chemicals. [2.4]
A nitro beer, so it has a false head and a plastic smooth palate. I hate nitro. It's a sin against beer. There is also an unpleasant wet cardboard flavour and a stale damp clothing aroma. This is a pig of a beer. [1.9]