jkwood04 (3878) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, some dough, light chocolate, pale malts, and floral hops. Flavor about what a dry stout should be, but could have more malts, like always. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught, opaque dark brown to black colour, medium long lasting, creamy head, aroma of coffee and strong roasted malt with some dirt and a hint of seaweed, flavour of coffee nuts and peanuts with some smokiness in the back and something sea salty like. Very good traditional stout.
DedicatedToFun (2406) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is toffee and caramel, taste is bitter chocolate, nice.
Tayeth (220) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Das Bier hat ein kräftiges Röstaroma mit Anklängen von Kaffee, Beerenfrüchten und sanftem Räuchergeruch. Die Schaumkrone steht wie Schlagsahne. Geschmack dann relativ bitter, adstringierend. Nachgeschmack von Räucherschinken.
gueuze (352) - - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask, at Porterhouse, Temple Bar) Geruch eher neutral, schade. Geschmack dann kräftiger, mit Aschenbecher.
flying_pig (934) - SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin (€4.90):
Strong bitterness, coffee & toasted notes with caramel backing them up. Some milk chocolate & earthy notes feature with some grain & touches of sweetness.
Opaque black with a thumb-sized, creamy & beige head with great retention.
Bitter tasting with some coffee & chocolate, touches of milk & sweetness plus burnt toast, grain & earthy malts with caramel too.
Smooth with only hints of grain. Lightly carbonated & sweet with a dry finish & bitterness that lingers at the end.
Not a bad effort from Porterhouse but not quite up to the standard set by their Oyster Stout that I tried previously, mainly due to the fact that the bitterness was a little overpowering but it was enjoyable at least.
Gorm (1179) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun/svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av kaffe, lakris og tjære. Smak av mørk røstet maltt, kaffe og lakris. Melkebaren.
nilsas (1350) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft av kaffe og lakris. dyp sort farge. Tynt lag skum som forsvinner, noe heng langs kant. God smak av kaffe.
TET (1621) - FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle, 33 cl. A black beer with a beige and big head. The nose has roastiness, coffee, some sweetness of chocolate, also hint of dark fruits. Taste is roasted and quite dry but not too much, thus not burned, black coffee, hint of fruits. At least medium bodied, smooth carbonation, nice and slippery to drink. A very strong flavours, lots of roastiness and coffee, good.
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large, lasting beige head. Nice orange-y hoppy aroma, faint mint notes, some oat and dark malts with dark chocolate. Bitter malty palate, roasted notes, dry cocoa powder, orange, some faint vanilla notes as well as some caramel. Tangy bitter malty palate with a short, hop-driven dry finish. Very tasty, the fruity hops work on this quite well.
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Dark black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate and mocha coffee aroma with some very light caramel and hop bitterness. Flavor is rich and roasty at the start with a very dry and bitter finish. Light espresso aftertaste.