cgarvieuk (15388) - 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 (5856) - 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 (2343) - 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 (595) - 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.
shadey (1930) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. First I have to comment on the beauty of the label - really nice design. Black pour, with a lusious mocha head of diverse-sized bubbles. Aroma is dark fruit and light alcohol. Flavors are very smooth and well blended. Rich and silky with no single flavor dominating.
CopterScott (161) - Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a relatively thin but persistent tan head. roasty malt and spice aroma. flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate, and spices. medium to soft carbonation.
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours mahogany toward dark blackish at the edges with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, hot pepper, black and blue berries. HEAVY blueberries, At any rate, the taste is roasty malty, with florals, blueberry, cacao, backup hops, and a complex finish. This one is delicious.
wxman (1491) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a not quite opaque brown, some light comes through. It has a big thick light tan head as well. Has a mild bready and spicy aroma. Taste is smooth sweet roasted malt, bread dough, dark chocolate and a bit of espresso. ABV is well hidden. Remarkable porter to be sure.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, floral. Taste is roasted malt followed by intense floral flavor. Little sweetness. Alcohol noticeable in the floral finish. Nice lacing.
kidobutai (435) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Between the dark brown rich color, the creamy head, and the excellent lacing, this earns top marks for appearance. The aroma is unmistakably coffee, but still subtle (not overpowering like some). You can tell it has close to a 10% ABV as it goes down the throat, but the creaminess really makes up for it -- the combination of malt and creaminess is one of the best I’ve had. Good beer!