oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught@Porterhouse, London. Black colour, mediumsized brown creamy and thick head. Aroma is roasted malts, very dark chocolate and some caramel. Flavour is big roasted malts, some dark chocolate and strong coffee and fudge. Really wellbalanced and pleasant to drink. Roasted nice aftertaste.
TheBeerGod (5454) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged from the Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club. Iíve had this in the fridge since I got it. Not sure why I waited so long to rate it. Black pour. Midnight really. Bit of mahogany around the edges at the surface. Small tan head is gone before I was done pouring, it seemed. Nose is roasted malts, sweet caramel, coffee and cream, and dark chocolate. Taste is a bit more on the bitter side as compared with the aroma. Strong roasted maltiness, cold coffee, dark, bittersweet chocolate and soft burnt caramel. Body is creamy and smooth but fizzy is spots, especially as you start to swallow the last gulp of each mouthful. Finishes with more bittersweet chocolate, dark coffee, roasted malts and more caramel notes. Nothing unique or extreme, but well done, nonetheless. Very drinkable!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with rustic crimson hues. A creamy light brown head disperses rapidly. the aroma is of sweet coffee, moderate roasted grains, burned caramel, astringent but not alcoholic at all. The flavor is very astringent, with just a touch of sweetness, hints of acrid smoke, torched caramel and unpleasant in many regards. The taste took a total nosedive. The finish is bitter, burnt, medium in duration and leaves sour roastiness lingering. Mouthfeel is tingly, adequately carbonated and dull, somewhat scattered. Interesting but not very drinkable.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle caged and corked. poured an opaque black color. Head was thin and tan. Smelled of dark chocolate and a bit of adhesive tape. Roasty and dry on the tongue with some chocolate and weak coffee flavors. A bit thinner than I had expected.
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barely got any notes for this one written down. Had some light roasty chocolate to this. Pretty tastey though for a dry stout.
kramer (5307) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 oz bottle, via jjpm74. Pours a dark black body under a rather large two inch foamy brown head. Lots of visible carbonation retains head for the duration. The nose is quite roasty and chocolaty with a nice hoppy note, with some light licorice and burnt notes. The flavor is really well balanced with the burnt and roasted malts lending that classic dryness without being too astringent, then finishing with a lingering english hoppiness and a little chalk. Mouthfeel is smooth and silky with very light soft carbonation. The head must have taken away the carbonation thankfully. The texture is watery, but not thin. This was a really nice beer. Quite flavorful and with a good amount of complexity for a Dry Stout. A little under-rated in my opinion.
heemer77 (5153) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for bringing this to a tasting, General_Gao. The body was black with a light orange colored head. The aroma was sweet chocolate with vanilla. The taste was soybeans with some coffee. There was also a bit of chocolate and a bitter finish. The body was very smooth. A good stout that I would like to try again.
ChainGangGuy (4482) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Pours a black opaque body with a creamy khaki-colored head.
Smell: Mild aroma of roasted malts, light caramel, and one tiny handful of nuts, all hedged by a definite sourness.
Taste: Roasted malt flavors of coffee and dark chocolate with, again, just a smattering of nuts. However, all the flavors are rather muted, except for that sourness. A decent amount of roastiness with just a bit of hops on the finish. Some alcohol peaks through now and again, which seemed surprising for a beer thatís listed at 5%.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Soft carbonation.
Drinkability: I didnít care for this one at all.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mostly opaque black with a nicely-lacing light brown head. Dry, earthy roasty aroma has some bittersweet dark chocolate notes and fresh American hops. Body starts slightly tart and very dry with some earthy notes and a roasty finish. Goes well with dark chocolate, but could use a little sweetness on its own.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Porterhouse Dublin. Opaque black body with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste of coffee, chocolate with a double shot of espresso in the finish. This beer tastes big even after tasting two other Porterhouse stouts.