unclemike (2456) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Strong nose of plum, dark fruit, chocolate, molasses with quick dissipating head. The body is med-full with low carbonation. Tons of dark chocolate, dark fruits and plum notes. Slightly sweet. The jasmine is a bit lost in the beer, but otherwise, very good.
mikeyo1 (365) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours black with a beige head. Rich aroma of chocolate, cocoa, malt, honey,licorice, dark fruits. Hints of vanilla plus warming alcohol. Medium bodied and with rather sharp carbonation. Initial roasted and sweet flavors of dark chocolate, licorice, ash, honey, caramel, raisins, red berries and herbs. A dry and citrus-bitter, almost astringent finish comes quickly with lingering notes of ash, licorice and orange.
MrHangover (3062) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ THT December. Pours a very dark brown, reddish beer with a small beige head on top. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and caramel with some flowery essences in there. Flavor is sweet, loads of caramel again with a nice coffee bitterness. Slight flowery aftertaste, watery mouhfeel. Decent stuff.
JulienHuxley (3936) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DOST. Black pour with tan head. Aroma is leathery, nice chocolate + licorice character. Taste is med sweet, light roastiness, quite herbal /grassy. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Nice.
jmgreenuk (5531) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Dirty Old Socks Tasting, Den Haag, December 2014. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich sweet malt coffee, chocolate. The flavour is moderate bitter light sweet with a rich sweet bubbly alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with lively carbonation.
kermis (6422) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at DOS tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of rich malt, rye, dark caramel and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6247) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66cl bottle sampled @ december THT
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. A nice smooth imperial porter. Well done
sic1314 (4753) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of sweet berries, caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet malt, aged berries. Maybe a bit past it’s best.
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6103-20131214] Tap. Roasted malt grain aroma. Cola brown body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Bitter toasted yeast flavour has a mild funky aftertaste. Medium body. Good, aptly named though surprisingly mild and balanced. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5
(@ Abraxas, Miami, FL)
Nik925 (769) - USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stone and Budweiser co-brew. (Cheap Shot). I’m sure the 10 -Barrel are getting all goofy, so I will leave that alone. This is an interesting one. Plenty of areas to take off points in the rankings, but palate sure isn’t one. Amazing mouth feel. Some rather odd bitterness - rather dominate. I only have one top 50 imperial porter ranked, so that isn’t helping my hard time ranking this one. So, an amazing platform, that then falls really short of being an amazing beer. (Maybe Stone brewed was responsible for the palate and Bud the rest. ZING. haha.)