jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, whiskey, dried out oak, vanilla and earth. Medium body.
BuckeyeBoy (2463) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is molasses roast malts chocolate and smoke. Taste is as the nose with a good roast mix. This is a pretty old bottle but has held up well.
superspak (2206) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage bottling. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, molasses, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark bread, light smoke, and roast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark bread, smoke, light char, and roast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of deep roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, molasses, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark bread, smoke, light char, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of intense dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged imperial porter! All around awesome complexity of intense dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Beerhunter111 (5605) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte, holzig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig schokoladig, Kaffee, dunkle überreife Früchte, minimal säuerlich.
solidfunk (3009) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Whiskey barrel gone wild. Not sure why I keep trying these barrel aged beers when the ordinary ones are usually better. Barreling is an art not often perfected but always glorified. Some roast malt and dark chocolate here but barrel train wrecks over it. Finishes bitter with whiskey malt traces. Black without much head or lacing. Tap at Churchkey.
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 8oz. snifter at Scion restaurant in Silver Spring, MD.
Opaque, dark brown with a creamy khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of plums, chocolate, whiskey, roasted malt, citrus, coffee, toffee, licorice, molasses, oak and blackberries.
Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal, dark berries, citrus, licorice, plums, raisins, bourbon, coffee and molasses with a noticeable alcohol burn at the finish.
Full/medium body and medium carbonation.
An incredibly rich and complex ale.
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g_georgiou (143) - CYPRUS - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark body with a brown head. Liquorice, coffee, burnt sugar, woody aroma. Sweet taste, light bitterness.
gendv138 (354) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft (2014 release) at Flying Dog Brewery poured into a goblet. Pours a brownish black with about half a finger of tan head. Aromas of whiskey, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit. Tasting notes of coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, subtle hops. Medium-full body with a sticky and semi-dry finish. Very nice barrel character on this.
Howlader (422) - - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle served in snifters, split with a friend. This takes the regular gonzo to a whole new level - one of my most favourite porters.
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at home - pours deep darfk brown with a thin beige head. Subtle vanilla nose with, oak plus light madeira touch. Soft silky body, nice sweet roastiness, light heat in the finish. Sweet cherry oak taste and nice burnt caramel taste.