pasgenric (2) - , Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2008 does not count
The 4X is my favourite stout from the Porterhouse brewery. It has the strongest taste, and it keeps you thinking. drpimento (3632) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Well, I’ll be a son of a gun. It’s poifect. Poured with a huge, thick, foamy, frothy, light brown head that lasts and lasts and some lace. Color is basically an opaque black brown (basically because only at the very base of my beer glass where it’s very narrow can I just barely see thru the clear garnet colored brew). The aroma is a very well balanced and pleasing blend of roasted barley, malt, coffee, cocoa, pipe tobacco, dark worn leather. Flavor’s like the aroma plus there’s a bit of sweetness against the dry bitterness of the other ingredients. Plus there’s a bit of tang from the acid of the carbonation. Body is full, round, mouth filling and yet the carbonation is exactly where it should be to complement the other qualities. Finish is like flavor and slowly fades with no off characteristics at all. Session for sure. Love this beer! KaptenBoelja (5) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
Pitch black with a nice sturdy creamy head. Not sweet a lot of flavour. A splendid dry stout. From tap at Porterhouse Dublin. Diaga (8) - IRELAND - JAN 4, 2011 does not count
Bottle is a little lacking, but a pint in the Porterhouse is divine. Certaintly the finest dry stout in Ireland today. Its a strong, bitter, almost burnt taste with a gloriously thick texture and a satisfying aftertaste. Rougher than Guinness but with an abundance of character that its more famous cousin is sorely lacking. kindacold (235) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours almost opaque with reddish tint under bright light. Perfect, deep tan head that stays forever. Smells of ashtray, charcoal, and chocolate. Bitter charcoal and coffee flavors. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Bitter, slightly sticky linger.
Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2012
For a beer that is only 5% this one of the most intense, flavorful stout, I have ever have. its true all to burnt toasty malty with a nice light hoppy presence is exactly what the stout style should be like. it has a richness that is full palate with a strong bitter bite that does not let go. this is a true stout in every sense of the word. drink up!!! dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 23, 2013
Some graininess and heft to the aroma. Looks great. The flavor is all over the place but it works. Thick roasty malt, some smoke and a quite a bit of sweet hops on the back end. Pairs perfectly with the macadamias I’m eating
Excellent. theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2005 On tap at The Porterhouse on Temple Bar, Dublin. Ratings be damned, this is the best stout I’ve had to date. Huge hops and good aroma despite the nitro, which lets it slide down like silk. Good chocolate and mocha but very bitter. A slow drinker, like stout should be. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2007
7% ABV carbonated 750ml bottled version. Pours dark brown with a giant generous light brown/tan head. Smells of dough, nuts, pepper, hints of roasted malt, chocolate, spices, some hints of peatiness. Tastes of chocolate, hints of cherries, pepper, dark fruit and lots of complimentary roasty qualities. Some interesting earthy qualities emerge as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is full and lightly tangy with a spice/tarte finish. bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 Nice and full, hoppy dry stout with creamy body, sensual bitter chocolate and almost no cloying sweetness, even a hint of spicy tartness. Ptich black with a nice and full creamy head. - Still celebrating Bloomsday 2012, had this with a gorgonzola toast. - Perfect match made in Irish beer heaven - eager to try more of the Porterhouse’s brews now. Anyone know a good German import for their other beers? // Resampled 33cl as 4xStout at 5,6% instead of 5% - bb12/2016: quite robust and charred malt bitter, really. But enjoyably so. Red berry components in the hops.