daje (3999) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black body, red tinted, with a beige head. Strong raisin aroma with choco notes and flowers, taste follows with a more roasted approach, licorice and subtle smoke hints. Good complexity with lots of stuff going on. A bit weak finish, short bitterness with alcohol. Nevertheless, a nice Imperial Porter.
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours very deep brown almost black with a long lasting 1 finger head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, honey and light roasted malt. Flavour is light sweet, bitter, herbal and floral, on the boozy side. Full bodied, average carbonation. Finish is bitter and floral.
daleharshman (1043) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber purchased at Major Market in Escondido 18 months ago ($6.99). Pours a very dark brown with one finger of creamy beige-tan foam. AROMA of bourbon-drizzled chocolate brownie, cocoa powder, dark honey, light cafe au lait, and subtle yet sweet floral notes (from the jasmine and marigolds / calendula, I presume). FLAVOR of smooth dark toffee and dark chocolate, roasted malts, black coffee, a light fruitiness, and a smooth vegetal / herbal that must point to whatever remains of the adjuncts. Exceptionally smooth on the palate as the name implies with the big ABV absolutely concealed. I had this on draft when it first released, but canít really remember how much the honey and floral adjuncts stood out. The year and a half of aging may have caused the adjunctsí character to fade some, but they are still detectable and add a nice layer to this dark ale. (482, 961)
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with creamy head. Aroma of jasmine, honey, and some chocolate. Flowery flavor with jasmine, honey, vanilla, and some chocolate. Very nice.
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first of two Stone collaborations I enjoyed last night. This one had some age on it, and from what I experienced, that was a welcome addition. Pouring a lovely dark brown, Suede had a lovely head and a uniquely awesome smell. The honey and aromas from jasmine and calendula reminded me of tea. Yet, the roasted malt smells were undeniably porter-like. The taste was a revelation. I got the sweeter aspects of floral tea, but also the rich maltiness and boozy warmth of an Imperial Porter. I was totally impressed by the balance. Despite the lengthy list of ingredients, Suede wasnít dominated by a single flavor. From start to finish, it was the smooth, luxurious treat that its name suggests.
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Honey, avocado, vanilla, flowers, mocha, caramel.
A- Super dark brown color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, honey, vanilla, subtle spice, caramel.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- At first aroma I thought I smelled something along the lines of avocado in here and thought I was crazy so I read the description on here and sure enough, the honey is from avocados. A nice blend of ingredients that just worked a lot better than expected. The way things are going Imperial Porters may be my new favorite thing. This bottle was also from late 2013 so Iím not sure how that may have affected this one either.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Sweet and malty aroma with some floral hints and roasted malts. Slightly sweet at the start with some hints of honey and flowers and then a slightly bitter roasted middle and finish.
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black with small head. Malty with some chocolate and light roast. Light booze. Good but unexceptional.
jandd1983 (3832) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted vanilla, malts and a hint of coffee. The taste was similar to the aroma with some tobacco a little coffee and cocoa. Very nice.
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Clear brown pour with glints of copper and a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma furnishes dark fruits, toasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is sweet and roasty Ė dark candied fruits abound. The finish is moderately bitter and singed with lingering roastiness and burnt marshmallows. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!