DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured black with a small khaki head.Hugh aromas of hops, floral and dirt.Hoppy flavor with hints of chocolate peeking out.Finish was slightly hoppy and bitter.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with an off white head. Nice roasty and chocolatey aromas fill the nostrils. Just a touch of some coffee too, but not much. The mouthfeel is rather creamy and full. Big roastiness on this beer, which has a little nuttiness to it as well mixed in with some chocolate. Nice flavor. Pretty good brew.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
C-Bus 7 Bottle shared by Ohiodad: Poured black with a tan head. Aroma roasted malts, bready, toasted notes. Flavor, roasted malts, some nuts, coffee, and pretty dry. Some roasted bitterness on the finish. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7% ABV carbonated 750ml bottled version. Pours dark brown with a giant generous light brown/tan head. Smells of dough, nuts, pepper, hints of roasted malt, chocolate, spices, some hints of peatiness. Tastes of chocolate, hints of cherries, pepper, dark fruit and lots of complimentary roasty qualities. Some interesting earthy qualities emerge as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is full and lightly tangy with a spice/tarte finish.
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 (7117) - 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 (383) - 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 (247) - 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 (3784) - 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.