redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thru Michael Jackson Rare Beer Club. Creamy chocolate and vanilla with coffee, cafe mocha all on the nose. Pours black with a thick tan head that lasts. Heavy coffee flavor, with chocolate notes, strong roasted barley flavor, vanilla, so so so creamy even without nitro. So good!!! Best stout i’ve had out of the emerald isle!
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Micheal Jacksons Rare Beer Club. Pure black in color with the best head of any stout I have seen. Three fingers of full and frothy mocha foam, lots of bubbles. Dark roasted malts, coffee, bitter chocolates, and mellow hops in the nose. Loved the aroma but was a bit faint in my opinion. Full bodied and fairly complex, but this one is a little bitter for my taste.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2008 A Mes rate: Nitrotap @ The House of Porter.
Looks like the best looking Guinness you have ever seen. Head almost has the texture of mousse. When a bubble pops it leaves a permanent crater. Aroma is inky and rubbery with some dark chocolatey malt and just a lick of hops. Flavour is pretty much as the nose with a little extra black coffee. Just a tiny bit too bitter from a clear hoppy finish. A fine stout.
KM (350) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. All black. Creamy, light brown head. Plenty of aroma, like burned malt and cinnamon. Well balanced flavour of roasted malt and fruit. Continues to a smooth finish with bitterness and coffee. (Porterhouse Dublin 16.03.07)
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby black with a nitro tan head and thin lacing, the Wrasslers is undoubtedly Porterhouse’s most attractive beer. A step up from the Oyster Stout, Wrasslers features a deeper dark chocolate nose that pairs remarkably with rich noble hops and a hint of Roquefort. Balanced on the palate, its agreeable coffee and hop bitterness shares the tongue with a hint of orange peel. A relatively one-dimensional stout but that dimension is quite enjoyable, and surely the most full-flavored of Porterhouse’s offerings. An elegant ale and at 5% one that I could drink several pints of.
mike_77 (3396) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid black appearance with a creamy head. Full flavoured dry stout with the alcohol rearing it’s head amongst the malty, treacle-like taste. Very bitter aftertaste that dries out the pallet very quickly. Not suited for a session.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Porterhouse. This was my favorite of the 10 Porterhouse beers I tried. It looks very much like a Guinness. The smell is of wheat and the taste is quite bitter, as well as chocolate. Very foamy, nice and black. With smooth finish.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Porterhouse, WC2 London. Dark black color with a creamy light-brown head. Aroma is very light - malty, burnt, dark chocolate. Flavor is harsh bitter dry, burnt, hops. Was served very cooled but did get much better when it was warmed up.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught - Porterhouse, London. A black coloured stout with a nasty nitro creamy head. The aroma is dry and roasty with some cream effect from the head. The taste is very dry and burnt but there is also a bittering hop quality to add to the burntness. A strongly flavoured quite decent beer.
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rich roast malty stout with lots of hops. The best of Prterhouse’s Stout by a long way.