argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Covent Garden Location, London) Clear black body with red highlights, creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roasty. Taste is medium sweet, roasty coffee, with a coffee bitter finish. Creamy light-medium body.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 On tap at The Porterhouse on Temple Bar, Dublin. Ratings be damned, this is the best stout I’ve had to date. Huge hops and good aroma despite the nitro, which lets it slide down like silk. Good chocolate and mocha but very bitter. A slow drinker, like stout should be.
harrisoni (13598) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Porterhouse Covent Garden.
I am really interested by the division that these beers seem to generate. Some think they are too affected by the nitro keg and taste artificial, some absolutely adore these stouts. I err on the side of the adoration. Sometimes I can have a pint that is a bit listless, but normally I really enjoy the malts, caramels, chocolate and coffees that dominate these beers.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Draft at Porterhouse, London] A black beer with a fine chocolate brown head. The aroma is roasted with loads of chocolate and malt. The flavor is totally dominated by roasted malt, with hints of acidity. Nice one.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Once again crap aroma, masked by the nitro head. Just a bit malty/sweet really. Black with a lasting tan head. Light roast flavour, almost a little sour! Slightly harsh and a little chalky in mouthfeel. Bit thin too. Not bad though
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 A wondefull thick creamy stout, you can almost eat this beer, packed with highlly roasted flavors, full mouthfeel, a little bit overhopped, the finish also is a bit harsh, neverthless a very recomended robust stout.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Porterhouse in London. Body was uncarbonated and opaque with a dark brown hue. Excellent lacing. Aroma was malty and hops. Coffee and malt flavor. Smooth mouthfeel.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark opaque, nitro pour. Coffee roast, licorice aroma. Strong fruity flavor, plenty of coffee and dry roast, fair hop bitterness.
SilkTork (5216) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro keg @ Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Cappacino head. The stout with the least nitro mix, and all the better for it. Initial dry ice aroma from the nitro, though this would later burn away to start hinting at the roasted barley hidden beneath. Given a bit longer to settle this might have been a nice beer - but beer_limey and I were at the Porterhouse for at least an hour with this beer in front of us, and that’s long enough. All there is really is an echo, a shadow, a suggestion, a faint memory of a decent dry stout that can’t be reached through the poor treatment. Amnesty International should be informed of the barbaric treatment the beers recieve at this pub. It’s truly a disgrace.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 24. This draft brew from the Porterhouse brew pub in London poured a small sized head of tan colored fine to medium sized long lasting bubbles that left behind an excellent lacing and a opaque black brown colored body. The aroma was mild with malt molasses aroma and a mouth feel that was tingly with a malty aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of molasses and dark malts.