DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2008
Aroma is dominated by roasted coffee and liquorice, cocoa notes too, black, sporting a tiny toffee head. Taste is unbeatable coffee, gorgeous liquorice, fine dark chocolate. Medium bodied, superbly balanced, bitter and bold. Incredible! Thanks Torontoblue. thewolf (12714) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2008
Tap @ Porterhouse, London.brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Pours almost black with a great, staying, creamy, beige head. Exceptionally good looks. Sweet, malty aroma, some chocolate and soft roasted. Not much of it, though. Low carbonation, fine, creamy mouthfeel - much like a good Guinness. Flavour is rather sweet and malty, good dark chocolate, nuts, liquorice and a great, long aftertaste.
750 ml bottle sent from Secret Santa 2008. Quite dark with a bubbly brown head. Very roasty aroma with licorice. Sharp but semi-sweet with roasted/burnt grain. Complex with a bit of malt with earthy/spicy hop presence that is not over done. Solid. Carbonated medium body with semi-dry finish. Pretty good for a style I do not usually get into. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2008
750, corked and baled. Thanks, BitBucket! This was truly above and beyond the call without a doubt. The cork was a real SOB to remove--ended up chipping glass off the neck TWICE, using a garden variety wine bottle opener. This was after I gave up messing with the cork and just cut the top off. wtf? Impacted to say the least. But that’s neither here nor there wrt the beer, since I rinsed the shards off the top under the tap.pasgenric (2) - , Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008 does not count
Pours a jet-black body under a thick, surging, moussy burnt tan head. Plenty of webby lacing left as it falls, but it sticks around to some degree for a good long while. Sweet licoricey nose...delectable. Creamy medium body. Plenty of chocolate and licorice on the mid-palate with whiffs of licorice darting in for cameos here and there. Long, mild, creamy finish. This isn’t really a 750 beer, it’s a 6-pack beer, but it’s lovely stuff. Could drink a fair bit of it if they got the price down where it ought to be, instead of hovering around 75 cents an ounce in the states at boutique bottle shops.
The 4X is my favourite stout from the Porterhouse brewery. It has the strongest taste, and it keeps you thinking.
Rune (13200) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2008
Moderately, off-white head resting all the way on top of a pitch black body. Sweet coffee aroma. Roasted coffee beans in flavour turning into more coffee grounds towards the ending. Bitter finish (third pint glass on a sample tray, draught at Porterhouse London 05.08.2008). BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Corked bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Opaque with a frothy tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of heavy roasted and charred malts, aromatic herbal hops, anise, pipe tobacco, plum, and a hint of coffee esters. The taste starts with a nice balance of burnt black malt and hop bitterness balanced by bready pale malts. Hint of lactic twang and acidic fruit around the edges. The finish has some liquorice and chocolate notes along with a dry ashy character. There is a strange but welcomed salty like quality on the aftertaste. The mouth feel is round and lively, good for the style. Pretty darn nice beer but not too sure if worth the monies however. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Awesome stout on draught at the Porthouse in Dublin. This is very thick and full of wonderful dark flavors. Coffee and dark fruit. Burnt carmel and good amount of bitterness. Bart (2937) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2008
Draught at Porterhouse, Black coloured beer with an average creamy off-white head and a sweeter special, light smokey roasted aroma. Full smokey creamy palate. Finish is roasted, again little smokey with a longer bitter malty strong ending. Very nice stout. larsniclas (7153) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2008
Draught at Porterhouse Central; dublin.
Dark brown with a small, beige head.
Fruity, citric aroma with some chocolate-toffee.
Roasted flavour with a lot of dry cocoa-bitterness.