SilkTork (5156) - 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 (4920) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black with a thick tan nitro head. Very rich coffee liquor aroma. Flavour shows lots of coffee and roasted barley. Long roasty finish. A bit of molasses as well. Bitter finish and rich body.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A damn fine stout! Definitely liked it better than the ubiquitous Guinness in Dublin. Great color and great head. Lived up to the advertising on it!
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dublin ’03: Very dark black, thick beer. Lots of roasted malt in the aroma coupled with coffee, hops, and chocolate. Very cold, but gets better as it warms up with roasted malt, coffee, very bitter with hops and dry. I enjoyed this one many times while over there.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[White Horse, Parson’s Green] A very nice stout. Very roasty, bitter, hoppy and dry.
Gazza (726) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very unusual beer, this. It's a black, almost impenetrable liquorice and roast malt beer with, for some untold reason, a huge dose of bittering and aroma hops. This makes for a highly unusual but interesting beer. Despite being served on pressure in the pub (and therefore a bit cold) it oozes flavour - burnt toast, roast barley, some liquorice and then that huge hop punch. After trying it quite a few times I'm still not sure about this beer, but to give it it's dues it's a very interesting one. (sampled in Porterhouse, Dublin)
JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Cask) Jet black. Dense nitro-like head. Roasted barely; black, leftover coffee aroma. Soft, mild stout-roasted barley, going over imperceptibly in a bitingly bitter, but nice STOUT. Mouthfeel is thick and rich, alcohol prominent. Gets a bit harsh in the end. Prize-stout. Great - beats the Guinnesses.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Deep black color with tan head. Distinct hops in the aroma. Rich roast coffee falvors. Very bitter hops finish for a stout. (rerate) Bottles now available in St. Louis. Nice coffee and chocolate, hint of sweetness.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2007 Tap@PorterHouseLondon, Aug 07, 4.1: Coffee and moccha aroma. Black colored, light brown fine head, good lace. Light sweet, coffee, bitter roasted finish. Full, very drinkable. Tap@PorterhouseLondon, April 03, 4.0: Roasted, chocolat aroma. Black, light brown creamy head, very good lace. Bitter, thick, roasted, chocolat. Very long lasting bitter roasted finish.