reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Amber/copper with an off white head, it’s hard to judge in the dim lighting. Good hoppage, slightly metallic but it’s ice cold so what do you expect. Eventually sweet bready malts emerge as it warms. Flavour sees a nice bitter lick on the back of the tongue with sweet malts rounding it off. I imagine there’s a little more depth to it if you have the patience but unfortunately that’s not my forte.
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours appealing opaque amber, with decent head. Roasted malt and yeast on the nose. Pleasant mouthfeel of fruity hops, malt and caramel. High alcohol content is well camouflaged. Decent beer.
Rune (11777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught strong ale served at a perfect drinking temperature at Porterhouse, London. An off-white foamy head over a shining mahogany body. Malty to the nose. Solid taste of dark and dried fruits on a malty backbone. Bitter endnotes. Almost full bodied (full pint shared with Geir, 05.08.2008).
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my favorites sampled at the Porterhouse both in Dublin and London. This beer is a nice amber and a good mix of bread/malt and bitter/sweet. Mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. It’s light in body and yummy.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small white head. Light roasted malty aroma with a full palate. Finish is bitter malty, rather nice brew with some strong touches.
larsniclas (6887) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Porterhouse Central; dublin.
Deep copper with a small, off-white head.
Loads of butterscotch in the aroma along with some citric notes.
Dry and grassy bitterness.
Pretty light and fresh.
KimJohansen (10451) - Frederiksberg C, Dänemark, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with tiny white creamy head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and grainy notes. Sweet and fruity flavor with caramel notes.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Porterhouse, Dublin: Clear dark amber, little long lasting head, notes of caramalt, yeast and dried fruit, a little hops develops in mouth, sweet taste with long bitter finish.
mjs (6832) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Porterhouse Central on 2008-07-01) Amber and clear. Medium-sized white head. Light and bit sweet nose with alcohol and malts in it. Fulle palate with some carbonation and alcohol. Alchohol, malts, salty liquorice, hops and drien plum in taste. Quite ok as the alcohol doesn’t push through too strongly.
nimbleprop (7864) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Porterhouse in Dublin. Had a few pints of this late one Saturday night and it knocked me on my ass. Translucent copper, red with a creamy white head. Aroma was mild with some sweet malts mixed with some fruity hops, nothing jumps out at you. Flavor is well balanced, sweet caramel and grainy malts, cookies and biscuits, mangoes, and sweet citrus fruits. Very easy finish, slightly thick. Strongest beer on tap but maybe the easiest to drink. That combo left me with quite a headache the next day.