pivo (2621) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Starts off with potential: nice toasted malt nose and a lovely dark brown (near-black) color. Taste is somewhat interesting - roasted malt and coffee flavors - but unbalanced and some sour milk notes. Thin body is covered up by the roasted flavors. Not so thrilling in the end.
YogiBeera (2533) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Very dark brown color, nice foamy small head. Malt and band aid nose. Sour milk and cabbage taste-not to my liking.
chriso (7475) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Reddish brown colour. Not opaque and not very dark for a stout. In fact, rather weedy in all departments. More like a porter really. Unpleasant vegetal, cabbagey aroma. Brewing standards seem to vary at this place. Thin mouthfeel. Not impressed.
KnutAlbert (6346) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Richer than the plain stout, with more complex flavours. Lovely toasty aftertaste of roasted malt.
argo0 (11898) - 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 (14626) - 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 (29988) - 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.