PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Christine, poured black with beige head. Aromas and taste exhibit way too much roast and bitter ash. Lots of tobacco, burnt malt, chocolate, coffee and grass. Body was thick with the booze being barely detectable. This was alright, maybe a bit too aggressive on the smoke notes.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Clear dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some blueberry. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, some roast, light flower. Medium-full body, low carbonation, some stickiness.
arminjewell (6159) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big chocolate, roast, coffee, hints of roast, slight earth, flowers in there add a significant sweet note with some caramel. Taste is a mix of sweet chocolate, coffee, roast, hints of caramel, lots of flowers and sweet earthy tones, hints of vanilla, honey, finishing bitter, slightly sweet. Interesting.
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sister. Roastiness is weak in the aroma, at least for an imperial porter. Pretty hoppy, bitter finish, with nice lingering piny hoppiness. It makes my burps smell bad. According to some people. A little bit too acidic.
Nephilium (1349) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted notes are the predominant aroma, with an underlying sweetness. Pours a nearly black ruby red with a thick light tan head. The floral notes come through at the beginning of the beer, then switching to a more pronounced roasted character. Slick mouthfeel, with little carbonation notes in the mouth and no alcohol heat detected.
zizzybalubba (1409) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Y-not in Chesapeake, VA. Cola-like dark brown pour with a frothy tan head. The aroma is light floral hops mixed with light cocoa. The taste is malt-forward with chocolate and coffee taking center stage and finishing with clean floral and grassy hops. Alcohol is well hidden as this does not seem very "imperial" in terms of flavor or warmth. Well done.
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 08/10/13 (?).
Sweet, fresh raw honey and lavender jump out of the glass. Malty, brown sugar. Soda pop syrupy (Monkís Cafe).
Adjuncts are free flowing, light baked chocolate taste, no booze, no roast. Best tasting honey beer Iíve had; fresh and raw flavors add a unique twist at the end. Somewhat chewy, floral bitterness cuts the honey sweetness from lingering.
Well constructed. Unique. Impressed.
Ernesto987 (3687) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample, floral and sweetness, milky and dark unfortunately without roastyness. That really keeps it from being exceptional
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The taste brings out some complexity I wasnít expecting, and this is one sexy porter. Thereís a lot of roast but no char at all. Itís built on a strongly malty base, with a creamy sweetness bouncing off of cocoa nib-like bitterness and something about how the roast and floral/lavender notes work together gives off a light note of a taste similar to anise. Under that, thereís just a hint of leafiness to it. Thereís a sort of creamy/tangy/sweet/roasty thing that works together fantastically well. This is a big, hugely flavorful porter thatís almost in stout-like proportions.
Suede is silky on the tongue but with a soft yet persistent nip. Initially it tends to bite, but it leads into a very smooth middle while a bit of the anise flavor lingers.
Westchesterco (911) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle it is a shiny brown color with a slight head. The aroma is of a chocolate liquor The taste is smooth and silky and coffeesk with overtones of chocolate.