KaptenBoelja (8) - 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 (237) - 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 (3193) - 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 (6410) - 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
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.