JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this during my honeymoon. Draught at the brewery. Black of course with a thick foam. rich with dry malt flavor, much better than average of its style.
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a mug.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a decent one finger white to off white foamy head that once it dissipates, there’s a decent amount of white foamy lacing that’s kinda light for the most part.
The smell had a nice dry roasted coffee aroma with some light chocolate trying to come through but stays in the background for the most part
The taste was mostly dry with a nice roasty sort of coffee-ness coming through.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body and it has a fairly decent sessionable aspect about it.
Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Dry Stout worthy of having again.
SuperTiti33 (517) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noire avec des reflets rouge. Café. Aqueuse. Un peu fumé. Amertume de torréfaction. Bien.
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - APR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice stout. Roast, light coffee and very smooth. Flavor is similar. Warming up for Impy.
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Nick at Will’s house. Nose is roast, light coffee, very dry, bittersweet cocoa, very full and really nice. Flavor is similar—easy drinking and full of flavor—coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Very well done for the style.
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, no mention of ABV, as Portsmouth BC Stout, exclusive American brew, thx to Secret Santa!, complex dry Stout, roasted/malty and slightly spicy/bitter, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is black with a small khaki colored head. Aroma is of rich roasted malts, coffee, and cocoa. Taste is very heavy on the roast with some burnt cocoa and grain undertones.
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is a nice simple Irish stout with lots of nice roasted maltiness. One of the better ones I tried.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured a dark brown color with aromas of roast, light earth, and some licorice. Flavors follow suit, mediocre stout overall.
radarsock (907) - Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on-tap @ Portsmouth Brewery yesterday around 4:00 pm. Pours nighttime charcoal with a fluffy, frosty off-biege head one-to-two fingers in length. Smells immediately of charcoal, campfire smoke, liquorice, hops and ginger. Tastes of roasted malts, milk sugar/chocolate milk, tobacco, caramel, hops and coffee dregs. Ends with a slighty buttered sour note. Viscous and chewy. Would have again, most definitely.