MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2007
A Mes rate:
Gravicask @ Reading Beer Festival. Black colour with a great creamy off white head. Served in top condition. Proper porter nose with plenty of rubbery dark chocolate malt. Not overly brimming with character in the mouth but still ver good. Palate is just about right. A very enjoyable porter. Just how it should be. Ungstrup (38941) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2008
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. A black beer with a brown shine under a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and hints of smoke from black malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2007
Bottled. Ruby red colour, brown mediumsized head. Aroma is smoked and roasted malts along with dry dark fruit and chocolate. Flavour is very much the same with smoked wet wooden hints added. Pleasant. onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2007
Black, though with very little head. The aroma is quite mild. Dry, decent roasted flavours, coffee more so than chocolate, pronounced bitterness, but not to the point of being harsh. Medium bodied. One of the better Irish brews IMO. jgb9348 (6586) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2011
Deep brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and some nuts. Medium-bodied; Creamy and roasty flavour with a nice bitterness at end. Aftertaste clean and sharp, but relatively nice. Overall, a nice break from Guinness, but the reminders of THE irish beer are still everywhere in this one! Definitely nice to try in Ireland. I sampled this pint on draught at the MessRS Maguire Brewpub in Central Dublin on 19-February-2009.
Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
2012 version on tap at Messrs (4.8% ABV). Pours deep, dark, murky ruby with thin off-white head - great lacing. Aroma is fairly subtle roasted, smokey malt, chocolate, and slight coffee. Taste is much the same with pronounced chocolate, smoked, and coffee flavours all combining well. A little bit watery - not quite as full a mouthfeel as I would like, but still a very decent and satisfying porter. danielecamo (839) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2012
Come sempre la porter si dimostra la birra migliore per i birrifici irlandesi...pttimo tostato, con finale cioccolatoso... rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Black color, brown head. Milky chocolate aroma, some tar, mint and cocoa. Roasted flavor, tar, cocoa, some licorice. Hoppy finish. A bit thin.