seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared at GregFest 2013 from a brown bomber bottle into a nonic half pint glass. Pleasant but subdued aromas: bready, toasty, roasty, faint caramel and unfamiliar herbal notes. Aaron recognized the boiled calendula flowers which he prepared at his home births (which was a pretty cool, random, fun fact.) Delicious true-to-style strong porter flavours plus herbal tea, some pleasant weedy astringency, jasmine rice, dark chocolate and black coffee, smooth warming booze. Really interesting, complexity you must reach for but well worth it. Creative idea, flawlessly executed. Highly recommended.
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at abraxas, miami. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, coffee, licorice. Balanced taste, medium body, vanilla, coffee, smooth.
gregwilsonstl (1228) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as chocolate as id expect. really unique porter, some spices. Coffee. Thanks carter.
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suede Imperial Porter is a dark opaque brown black liquid with a thick head of mocha small bubbles. Nose is a interesting mix of licorice, toffee and plum. Taste is a dry roasted malt with a hint of raisin and dark red fruit. Body is thin and fluid. finishes with a nice bit of roasted grain, bitters and raisin/plum character.
AndresTM (344) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Great aroma, with predominant roasted malts, milk chocolate, a bit of anise, toffee, cereal, and spring. Very nice. On the tongue, some bitterness, considerable (though not cloying) sweetness, and a bit of acidity. Intriguing and unique. Silky (suedy, if you will) mouthfeel, with a medium body (a bit on the thin side, even) and gentle carbonation. The aftertaste is initially roasted malts, tar, earthiness, and coffee, and after a while the honey becomes evident. The alcohol is very subtle at first, but as the beer gains temperature, it becomes more pronounced. I’m not the biggest Stone guy, but this is a winner.
fidelis83 (2097) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a 2 finger, caramel tan head that has great retention. Aroma is chocolate, mellow roast, toast, muted nutty notes, dark caramel, a hint of toasty, old wood and just a hint of licorice. Flavor is chocolate and nutty notes up front, followed by some coffee, sharper roast notes than the aroma indicates, a little char, earthy, herbal hops, light, pleasant floral notes, alcohol, light dark fruit, light tannin and spice. Medium to heavy body with a creamy entry, leading to a dry, almost astringent boozy finish and medium, but sharp carbonation. Really good stuff overall, the appearance and aroma are attractive and on par for a great Impy Porter, though maybe a bit weak. The flavor is even better, lots of big, roasty malt flavors at first, giving way to all kinds or little nuances that come and go, most interestingly. It really falls on its face in the palate category, it starts off OK, nice mostly creamy, maybe a bit oily, with a blanketing light to medium carbonation. That gives way a too quickly to an oily, astringent and too sharply carbonated finish. All things considered I enjoyed it a lot, but and Imperial Porter called "Suede" (presumably in a non-ironic fashion) with an abruptly harsh mouthfeel seems a little silly.
cgarvieuk (15945) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at brewdog... Deep black... Thin tan head... Sift dark chocolate nose... Dark chocolate... Soft chocolate roast... Light bitter roast... Soft chocolate... Nice enough
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some nice chocolate and roasted malt notes. The flavor is similar. The dominant notes are chocolate and roasted malt but I also get a little bit of a floral character and some sweetness that I assume is from the honey. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
glennmastrange (2368) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Moderate dark bread and dark chocolate for the malt, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with raisin and toffee in the background. Head is average size, frothy, light tan with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes slightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a carbonation between soft and lively and finishes a touch chalky. Perfect balance from all the aromas and flavors in this awesome Imperial Porter with the perfect mouth feel.
Nsanders (638) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Black with a tan head. Sweet honey, earthy hop, light floral, roasted malts and soft alcohol. Honey sweetness with a mineral bitter aftertaste that seems to start only after swallowing the beer. Body is heavier with a sticky feel. Very intriguing beer.