Daithi8640862 (24) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 1, 2008
I found this idea of a dark lager quite unusual but apparently until 1842 all beers were like this..murky brown colour with very thin head and little aroma. There is a sweetness on the palate possilby dark fruits and a slightly dry finish..interesting garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 9, 2008
Tap - Porterhouse Central - Dublin; Dark brown colour, small head, nice caramel-toffee aroma with malt in there also. Quite a sweet flavour - definite toffee flavour, with a dry finish, not a bad brew, could potentially drink quite a few in one sitting. kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
Draught: Mildly sweet malts. Amber in colour with a short head. Bit buttery but drinkable. pivo (2688) - GERMANY - FEB 5, 2006
Caramelly nose, deep copper brown color, low head. Toffee notes, but some butter in the middle. Crisp end without being bitter. Too much butterscotch, but otherwise an OK brew. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2006
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Red color, medium head. Smooth texture. Medium dark beeries nose. Medium malty taste with an intense caramel inkling.
chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2006
On tap at The Porterhouse, Covent Garden. Darkish copper colour. For me, the positives were compromised by intrusive diacetyl on both nose and palate. Some clammy, sweaty, notes in the aroma too. A bit less butterscotch in the flavour, but there’s a rather odd cream soda character to replace it. Gets drier and more fruity on the finish but the damage was done by then.
harrisoni (19318) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
Draught at Porterhouse, Covent Garden with Yogi Beera, Pivo, ChrisO and Kook. Red/copper with lasting beige head. Some smokey fruit and malt. Some choc. Weird artificial red fruit. Overly carbonated. Cherry dry finsh. Interesting. ESBman (53) - Andover, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2006
Tasted at the Covent Garden branch of Porterhouse, London.
It comes in a very dark caramel colour, with a tight, not big, frothy head with rather good retention. The smell has preserved dates, a touch of raisins, deeper caramel note plus cre...my toffeeish aroma--overall pleasant but a bit one-dimensional and timid. On the palate the bitter-sweet maltiness leads the way, followed by a flow of bitter-syrup, a light caramel sweetness, and gradually a vertical, slightly herbal/tea-leafy hoppyness prevails, leaving a roasted-malt and melted oriental "black" sugar in the aftertaste with a touch of sour, unripe dark fruits. Balanced and clean finish. Overall this is a light-bodied and medium-flavoured Vienna style lager, remaining refreshing yet smooth on the mouthfeel. Not bad, better served warmer than cold.