jamesie1857 (1096) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle 5.7% version from Beers of Europe - Pitch black body, frothy tan head. Nose is a rich coffee, roasted malt, liquorice and bitter chocolate. Also picking blackcurrants up too. The taste is a bit like those blackcurrant and liquorice sweets, sweet to start with and a lasting bitter finish. Palate lets this one down, a bit thin and watery. A bit more robust and this would be a cracker. Still very nice though.
drjay44 (2338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, reddish black (SRM 40) body.....nose is roasted malts with coffee, lighter chocolate, light hints of toffee, hop spice.....taste is roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, lighter malts with hints of caramel, molasses, leading to a moderately heavy hop bitter bite.....mouth feel thick, creamy, light astringency, carbonation leads to a clean light acid finish. This is a lovely, fairly well balanced Stout with a delightful richness. The finishing bitterness is too dominant. BJCP 8/3/13/5/6
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg @ Porterhouse Central Dublin 
Black, ruby edges, tan dense head, good lacing
Aroma - Soft dark malts, roasted malts, touch spicy
Taste - Dark bitter roast, dark chocolate, spicy hop, coffee grounds, good taste spoiled by the aggressive burnt finish
Palate - Soft carb, medium body. Finish - Bitter bitter roast, dry, loooong linger, too much burnt roast
Overall - The finish is way too burnt and bitter for me - rather disappointed with this - not a fan ...must try the bottle and see if its better
BOSSbrewer (1023) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice stout. Lots of roasted malts. Coffee. Chocolate. Pours a very dark brown. Almost no head. Very nice beer.
northropfrye (1710) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best of the Porterhouse stouts I tried. Looked the same as the others (like a Guinness), but much more nose and taste. Roasted malts, hops, lovely bitterness. Quality stuff.
mzaar (1212) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
På fat @ Porthouse Central, Dublin. Svart öl med gräddigt moccafärgat skum. Det blir inte vackrare. Svagt rostade toner, kaffe och choklad i aromen. Smaker av soja, lakrits, mörk choklad, vanilj och spår av rökighet. Ljuvligt gräddig munkänsla.
goozen (2556) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin: Opaque black brew with an dry bitter taste of roasted malts and coffee.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft. Dark pour with a cascading head. Mild stout and roasted malt aromas. Velvet like mouthfeel. Roasted and dry malts fill this stouts flavor.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a light brown head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is a bold roasted grain, coffee and hop bitterness with a dark chocolate sweetness. Medium to heavy body with some decent carbonation. One of the best Irish stouts that I have sampled to date, well done.
kiwianer (2916) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is robust and creamy, body black. It smells roasty, coffee, a bit creamy. The taste is bitter, aromatic, coffe, roasty, maybe vegetable-bitter, Delicious and interesting. 15/12/13/13/-/13