jbruner (3780) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black on tap with thin tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, not a whole lot else. Taste has more going on, bit still a bit flat; roast, slight sweetness, odd floral notes. Nothing spectacular at all, one of the first misses on the collaboration front.
Patrickctenchi (5714) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black with a thick, dark tan head.
Coffee and flower aroma.
Chocolate bitter, herbals....coffee flavours.
Creamy and smooth.
Cola notes, dark fruit, licorice.
PhillyCraft (5219) - 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 (12854) - 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 (9210) - East Lansing, 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 (1184) - 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 (1628) - Cleveland, 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 (1749) - Raleigh, 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 (245) - 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 (Monk’s Cafe).
Adjuncts are free flowing, light baked chocolate taste, no booze, no roast. Best tasting honey beer I’ve 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 (5299) - Arizona, 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