alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black color with tan foam. Aroma: roasted barley, caramel, dark malts, coffee with brandy and good floral hop. Taste: dry with strong notes of roasted barley, bitter chocolate and black coffee without sugar, strong hoppy and bitter aftertaste. Very good.
vonniemand (12) - - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Porterhouse Central. Pitch-black with a solid white head. Heavy bitterness based on roasted barley and backed with an almost unusual hop-bitterness of the style. Nice hoppy and malty aromas. Classy.
agent_persik (649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Dry bitter taste has roasted malts, coffee, hops and light citrus and smoke. Medium body and soft carbonation. Nice hoppy dry stout.
gegwilson (2791) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg in the Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin. Black with a good lasting beige head. Little aroma. Ashy flavour with very light spice leading to rich chocolate. Ash returns in the lingering finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
s_hartshorne (2571) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle off licence Prague. Black tan head choc roast malt aroma taste same dry smokey bitter finsh. Ok body. Decent.
brigg (592) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black body with a big brown head. Roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, dried fruit. Medium- to full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel; a little bit of a numbing sensation in the mouth. Flavor is bitter, moderately sweet, chocolate, espresso. Dry, roasty finish. Rich and smooth, very drinkable.
sound67 (596) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Maker: Porterhouse Brewing, Dublin, Ireland ***
Beer: Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX Stout ***
Style: Dry Stout ***
ALC.VOL.: 5.7% ***
"Made to a recipe originally brewed by Deasy’s of West Cork in the early 1900’s. This was Michael Collins’ favourite tipple - a stout like your grandfather used to drink. A fine fullsome stout, full in every way, a pungent aroma of late kettle hops." [brewery notes] ***
Colour: Reddish dark brown with big, dark beige head. ***
Nose: Chocolate, nuts, licorice, vanilla. ***
Texture: Light to medium body, still watery. Mild carbonation. ***
Taste: Roasted malt. Coffee. A hint of vanilla. Very dry and bitter right from the start. Very bitter chocolate ("Herrenschokolade"). A little milder towards the middle, but still with coffee notes dominating. Finale turns a wee bit sour, like when you’re actually munching on coffee beans. Long, bitter espresso aftertaste. ***
Impressions: Very good dry stout, and dry it certainly is. Those who prefer stouts that are clearly different from porters (i.e. no milk chocolate or toffee in the taste) should love this one. My only gripe: A little more body would be great.
jredmond (7176) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source with the family. Pours a deep black body with thick creamy brown head and lacing. Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with notes of rich roast, dry toasty character and coffee/chocolate. Nice hop profile to balance the roast.
blackisle (1776) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ring-pull cap bottle 33cl. Fully opaque black, small creamy light brown head, settles quickly, good lacing; roasted malt nose, dark chocolate, coffee, spicy notes; taste full bitter, slightly sweet, roasted, chocolate, coffee; medium body, oily to creamy texture, lingering roasted bitter aftertaste, bit smoky, chocolate, spicy notes; a well-balanced and tasty Bitter Stout.
guiroul33 (255) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl from le Barboteur, @ home. A nice stout, very bitter with a touch of acidity and some astringency. Quite dry, smoky.
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