Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 7, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2004 12/07/03: [7,4,8,4,15]maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2004
This is my favorite stout!! Last time I went to Porter House I drank 6 or 7 pints of Oyster Stout, maybe a little to much, but it still is a great beer!! Contains real oysters and the menu card says "not suitable for vegetarians"!! A light stout and a little salty from the oysters!
Re-Rate 02/15/04: [6,4,7,3,13]
What a dissapointment!! Porterhouse has been one of my all-time favorite places to go when visiting London but this time 4 of their 9 homebews were sold out (of course some of the best 4...!!!).
The Oyster Stout was available so I though why not re-rating it? It wasn't as good as remembered, maybe because the dissapointment was already in my body or maybe because I have tasted too many great beers since my first Oyster Stout and discovered that it isn't that great after all!!
Aroma is bitter hoppy with roasted malt and a saltwater (!) undertone. Flavor is also salty (is it just me...?!) with roasted malt and a bitter dry hoppy finish. A little thin but still quite smooth.
Draught at The Porterhouse WC2. A black beer with a creamy white head and little aroma. The is a nice stout taste to the beer, but rather than any oyster fishiness there was a fruity sweetness and an almost perfumed taste in the mouth. An unusual taste but not bad at all. KM (418) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
Tap. Almost totally black. Beige creamy head, almost as creamy as Guinness. Burned and coffeeish aroma, fresh. Funny tastes among the coffee; Sea? Seaweed? Exciting and fresh. Fresh aftertaste that faints slowly into bitterness. (Porterhouse Dublin, 16.03.07) mansquito (7127) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2007
I am a vegetarian, but I had to try it... sorry... oysters. Off white creamy head. Dark brown coloration. Normal stout aroma. Very little oyster flavor actually, so I don’t really think that it lived up to the name and hence made my breaking of my dietary choices a vain pursuit. Standard stout taste with the coffee and chocolate malts. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2008
pint draft at the Porterhouse in Covent Garden, London. Pours black with a large light brown head. Not a powerful smell, but did have scent of coffee. Taste was of coffee roasty malt and a bit of salty oyster in there. Mouthfeel was dry and chalky but thinner than I would have liked. Not bad.
larsga (7676) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Biggish creamy beige everlasting head. Deep dark red translucent body. Meaty smoky aroma. Dryish smoky chocolatey burnt taste. Mid-bodied. Sweetish background. Dry peppery hops. Quite nice. (0.47l draft, Porterhouse Temple Bar, Dublin.) Macegan75 (856) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from Shangy’s, Pours black with brown hew. Nose is bicarbonate, cola, black malt and wet card board. First sip is black strap molasses and coffe. Dry finish Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Draft. Thick creamy head that’s off white and tan. Light bodied stout. Hardly any aroma, oyster taste is present, not overpowering but not necessarily an asset to the beer. Overall, a nice stout to style but the oysters is a little weird. rjplumer (1236) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pitch black with a chocolate malt aroma.Two-finger foamy head with some larger bubbles. Dry malt taste with a hint of bitterness. Lightly carbonated. Not bad overall. BillKismet (4165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Colored dark brown and with a rusty underpinning. Topped with a root beer float, lightly cocoa cream head. This one strikes a roasty start, but smoothes out and evinces a distinct salty air to it.Likewise, this brew is medium-bodied, moderately roasty, and punctuated by a briny, but cheerful seafaring air. Sweet, salty finish.