Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught @ Porterhouse. This was one of the less impressive brews they served.
Lowenbrau (1643) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Malty, caramel,some toffee aromas. Pours amber, quite clear, some offwhite head, some lacing. Light to medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Taste is malty, watery, some skunky. Quite poor.
Decman (21) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle, Porterhouse Red Ale is an impressive blood-red colour. The aroma is faint, but I suppose with enough imagination you can make out something vaguely earthy. The taste definitely had a roasted hops zing to it, and a faint aftertaste of what I can only describe as "Marmite". Not bad, but forgettable.
HeistAlmighty (1032) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours reddish orange with a moderate almond head. Aroma is not very strong but has fruit, nuts, some malt sweetness and some earthy hops. Taste is earthy, a bit like tree bark, some red fruit and a caramel finish. Body is medium and crisp. Overall, this worked rather well. Give it a try.
Creedence (261) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Bradley’s, enjoyed at home. Pours a clear red amber with a thin bubbly off-white head. Nice woody aroma of nuts, red berries and roasty malts. Almost an element of Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut about it. Medium sweetness to begin with, followed by a crisp bitterness and finishing with a nice, lightly rounded sweetness. Subtle caramel note comes through as you get through the beer. Quite woody and nutty again. A little too lively for a red ale, I think, but a nice dry finish to it all the same. A completely different beer to when it’s nitroed on draught, but I like both for different reasons. It’s not as refreshing as the draught version, but it’s got a bit more character about it. Decent red ale.
popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dull reddish brown. Nice, warm color. Some cloudiness. A couple fingers of off-white head. Good retention. Rich malty aroma. Lots of sweet bready malt and toasty caramel. Mild spicy hop character. Fairly simple aroma, but for a 4.4% abv beer, it’s relatively big and rich. Taste is similar. Considering the strength of the beer, there’s lots of sweet caramel malt flavor and a good undercurrent of hops in the background. Carbonation is pretty low. Just a bit of prickliness. Kinda soapy. Finish is a bit mineral-ish, and the beer mostly dries out. It’s a nice, low abv red ale with a mild hop character and rich malt. Easy to drink.
jordinc (102) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On a Nitro tap. Red with nice creamy head. Malty aroma. Sweet, caramel, and hops. Pretty simple, but quite drinkable. Nitro makes it really smooth. I imagine it would feel a bit thin and bland without the Nitro.
jackl (3779) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg @ Porterhouse. Brownish red color with a small off-white head. The nose is very faint, and I’d be generous to describe it having notes of caramel, brown sugar, toast, and light singed grass. The taste is amazingly simple - caramel. Not much else. Some light bitterness. Active, swishy carbonation on the tongue. Overall, not bad, just completely forgettable.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Red. Thin scent. Flavour is equal parts vanilla, cardboard and metallic note.
scarletfire65 (857) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Gingerman. Clear deep amber pour with a tight, creamy off white head. The flavor profile is caramel malts and earthy hops. One dimensional, but nicely balanced. Coarse husky grains on the finish, lagerish.