GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAR 15, 2012
Botella de 330ml.Vaso de Pinta.Saboreada en may´11.Brota con color marrón.Una espuma túpida y densa crea una persistente corona beige.Aromas de maltas torrefactas y cacao.Café desde el primer sorbo.Paladar seco y amargo.Sabores algo planos.Cuerpo medio y carbonatación correcta.Notas de chocolate negro en el retrogusto. 330ml bottle.Pint glass.Enjoyed on may´11.Pours brown in color.Close & dense beige froth creates a lasting crown.Roasted malt & cocoa aromas. Coffee at first sip.Dry bitter mouthfeel.Quite flat flavor.Medium body,correct carbonation.Black chocolate notes on the aftertaste. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2012
11.2 oz bottle, with a pull-ring cap. Clear brown color, minimal khaki head. Barely any lace. Nice dark malt chocolate nose. A bit of plain coffee. Nice light bitter and toasted taste. Some sweet light carbonation, smooth dry texture. Nice to enjoy with my mom’s cheesy pasta chicken casserole creation. Not a bad brew. Foxbush (2142) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 While visiting Dublin we went to the the Porterhouse Pub on Parliament Street. It was packed on a Saturday night. The Plain was tasted third after the Temple Brau and the Pale Ale. The creamy head was perfect. A very smooth porter with the best head in Dublin. The clean smooth taste was wonderful from start to finish. The porter was recommended by Steven at the bar. The 4.3 ABV beer was perfect. It would be hard to improve on such a great beverage. I will rate the place later but it was the most active pub we enjoyed that night at reasonable prices. Carbonation was average to soft but the creamy head was super. wlajwl (7211) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Malts, chocolate/coffee and a hint of sour/acidity. The flavor is malty with the aforementioned acidity/sourness giving the flavor a decent fruit flavor to it. Has elements of both a porter and a dry stout, with the hops coming through in the finish. ClubGonzo (5683) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown body, medium off-white head. Nose is licorice, leather, hints of dark malts and caramel. Taste is licorice, dark chocolate, hints of cocoa and roasted barley. A bit thin on the palate, but that’s how the style goes - I actually believed this was a slightly boring Porter because of the label, but as a Dry Stout I must say it’s very good! (Oh, the power of categorization...) :-)
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle 330 mlTorbenH (1096) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
Aroma: vinous, aromatic , rich nose, touch of chocolate, slight alcohol, fruit and vanilla.
Appearance: garnet brown with medium top. Some lace. 3+
Palate / Taste: medium bodied profile similar to aroma. Soft textured with substantial chocolate notes. Dark malts, vinous feel and hop. Finishing dry.
black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, chocolate, coffee, roasty, nuts, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, berkshirejohn (6770) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2012
Keg at the Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Pitch black with an attractive ruby red tint and a tight cream head; chocolate aroma; smooth with a milky body, but far too cold, so only a light dry chocolate taste is discernable. Satisfying overall, but needs warming up! Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
330 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse charlottesville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Fruity and roasty aroma with some caramel, smoke and anise. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, smoke, fruity notes, caramel, faint hops. Smooth, creamy, medium bodied. Quite a nice beer. EHSRanders (2102) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of coffee and chocolate. Spicy bitter flavor. Licirice.