Plain Porter - The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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Reviews by cypressbob:
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.15/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On nitro tap at the Porterhouse Central just off Grafton. Served very cold
Pours with a rich dark ruby body, in low light it looks slightly lighter than their Oyster Stout or something like Beamish, up to the light its a rich ruby red. Thick nitro head about half an inch thick.... stays all the way to bottom. Thick tan lacing all up and down the glass
Smell, rich fresh dark malts, some hint of freshly brewed coffee, sticky caramel and toffee. Bourbon biscuits and some wheaten bread. Its served very cold though, if it was say 8-10 degrees I know that the aromas would be much more pronounced
Taste, crunchy bittering roasted malt, black malts, chocolate malt, little bit of espresso. Fresh wort, little bit of almost salty savouriness too floating around in there. Sticky slightly sweet roasted malt with a clinging bitterness.
A very drinkable stout, full of rich roasted malt flavour. That said I'd have preferred if it was served a bit warmer and on a standard tap as opposed to the nitro
Serving type: nitro-tap
07-05-2007 05:11:35 | More by cypressbob
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4.11/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Double gold medal winning stout, so should be good.
Almost pitch black pour in a Guinness pint, with some shades of brown. One finger tan head to a fine lacing.
Nice roasted malts in the smell, ground coffee, faint dark chocolate and dark bread.
Hmm. Sweet oatmeal-like maltiness, going to roasted malts, faint caramel, then big strong coffee notes. Zesty fruitiness in the back, rather refreshing. A weird and nice contrast between "heavy" malt and light crisp fruit, makes it really enjoyable. Hoppy finish, dry and bitter.
Perfect (!) mouthfeel, fluffy, creamy, might be the smoothest stout i've ever tried. Aftertaste is mainly of burnt grains, some woodiness and aromatic hops.
A perfect stout, add some great hops, and you get a great beer. Quite a surprise. Somewhere between a porter and an Irish stout, but its body sets the style.
Serving type: bottle
03-22-2014 15:26:59 | More by dcmchew
3.53/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The colour is almost black (90 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is pale brown and compact. It sinks slowly leaving almost no lacing.
The smell is malty and roasted. It is smooth without any harshness. Malt sourness, dark chocolate and a touch of black coffee. Quite a lot of biscuits, hints of dough, tobacco smoke and flowers.
The taste is dry and bitter with coffee and chocolate. Clean bitterness and a touch of toffee. Medium body. Some alcohol in the aftertaste, as well as floral/herbal flavours, and growing bitterness. Creamy coffee notes in the finish.
The carbonation is mid-strong, the large bubbles fresh. The liquid is dry and quite light.
A nice stout with enough depth too keep it interesting, and not too heavy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 19:56:55 | More by bark
3.4/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a peel pressure-cap 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.
A- One and a half finger khaki head with minute-long retention. Mahogany color with some light permeating. Some slight
S- Roasty dry smell, chocolate, toffee.
T- Dry, roasted flavor. Coffee and mocha.
M- Very dry feel. That's a porter alright.
O- Not much to say about this beer. It's better than average.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2013 02:41:23 | More by Murrhey
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing
S-dark malt, chocolate, coffee, hint of char
T-coffee, dark roasted malt, chocolate, hint of molasses, mild bitter finish
F-medium body with light to moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy
O-good flavor in this dry stout, confusing as it is labelled a porter
Serving type: on-tap
09-15-2013 22:37:17 | More by MDDMD
Plain Porter from The Porterhouse Brewing Company
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