bth122 (912) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a very dark brown with medium full head that maintained. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla. Has a dry bitter finish. Medium light body. Slight chalk. Nice mouthfeel. A full flavored stout.
solidfunk (1919) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice smoky malt aroma. Dark chocolate and mocha. Pours black with carpet lacing. Good Irish stout. Low carbonation, thick consistency. Finishes bitter with a touch of sour. Tap at Blue Monk.
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Porterhouse. The pour’s black with a small, tight off-white head. The nose is general roasted grain, ash, light bitter chocolate and a bit of singed grass. The taste is more roasted malts. Ashed wood. General earthy flavors. A light touch of chocolate for balance. Dry, slightly hoppy finish. This drinks smoothly. Supple body. Overall, this was by far the best Porterhouse beer I had on visit. Quite a solid dry stout.
SoberDave (129) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful black pour with a foamy tan head. Coffe, bourbon and hint of chocolate, nice bitter taste.
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home from drinkstore 25/1/13
Probably my favourite of the bunch. Dark brown/black with plenty of the requisite chocolate and barley notes on the nose. Very dry in the mouth but with enough herbal hop notes to keep it interesting and a hoppy rather than astringent bitter finish.
ken1 (525) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice roasted flavor, but lacking aftertaste. A watery mouthfeel. Almost black in color with a light brown head.
maxwelldeux (2368) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown with almost no head on it. Nose is very dry and fairly bitter. Taste has a similar dry bitterness to it and just doesn’t seem well balanced.
Cantabrian (410) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was dying to try their Oyster Stout, but this was the only one I could get hold of. A bit disappointed with the excesses. Too bitter, too dry. Fabulous appearance, oily - and oily aroma, by the way, but too leathery. The flavours of roasted malts are overwhelmed by the bitterness. Not too nice. The palate is just bitter, sticky, and not very pleasing. I’m sue these guys have done a much better job on their oyster stout.
gnoff (6374) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle from Doorstep Brew. Sampled on December 22, 2012. Marked 5.7% ABV, BB 02 11 12.
Clear very dark brown color, brown head. Sweet, chocolate, cola, juniper, spicy scent. Grainy, dry, chocolate taste. Dry bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness.
A bit too dry and bitter for me to fully enjoy it.
Bendrixian (711) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tan/black colour, little lace and almost no head. High roast aroma although muted,light grain and some dark fruit. Roasted/burnt toast bitterness, with a dry finish but little in terms of body and complexity. I like the bitterness and roast about this brew and gets high marks for style but shows little complexity in its youth.