kramer (5757) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via kmweaver. Pours a very dark brown, almost black body with a small tight bubbled chocolate brown head that retained as a thin covering. The aroma is heavy dark fruits and roast with a bit of a espresso coffee smell. A little licorice, burnt caramel, and a touch of chalk. The flavor is a little too high on the burnt malt, it almost crosses over into the ashy category. Heavy caramel and burnt residual sugars on the finish, a touch of tobacco. This does have some similarities to a Foreign Stout with the high sugars, but not quite enough roast to qualify. Pretty well hidden alcohol for being 9%. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with a slightly clingy sugaryness on the finish. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty decent, but the sweetness gets a little tiring as you get further into the bottle.
Butters (4033) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Initial tasting reminding me of the inaugural ale they brewed. Pours very dark brown with fair brown head. Very roasty and chocolatey aroma. Notes of caramel and some coffee, even a little nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium-full body. Pleasant bitter finish. Very tasty.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, #0211 of 2007. Pours dark brown. Spruce aroma. Lots of roast. Flavors of roast, caramel. Long lasting bitterness lingers on the palate.
aracauna (3445) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Immy: Pours a very dark brown. This has a thinner body than expected, likely the product of the added sugar, but it does add a nice toffee and molasses flavor. A bit of roast and chocolate. Some very small warmth in the finish.
obguthr (5415) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly charred oak and chestnut aroma, with cocoa also present. Thick viscous black pour with a firm medium dark brown head, great lacing. Mainly charred oak flavor with date and grass notes. A little like battery acid on the palate. Full mouthfeel with good balance. Not really as good as I hoped.
nuplastikk (5672) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber. Opaque pitch black color. Mellow roasted malt aroma. This is a hell of a beer. Big and full bodied, with a sugary sweet finish. The ABV is reminiscent of an Imperial Stout, but the taste is all porter. Well done. Creamy and quite drinkable. A quality beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark brown, fine tan head, bits of lace,
Aroma: dry dark chocolate aroma with a light smokey character and a touch of dark caramel sweetness,
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, very dry, bitterness rises out of the dark chocolate, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The appearance is black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate. The flavor is somewhat sweet and quite complex. I taste chocolate, coffee, and a hint of toffee flavors. Overall this was a nice Imperial Porter.
BeerandBlues2 (11829) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz bottle (327 of 2007) received via trade with Immy. Pours opaque with a small, creamy, dark brown head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, nutty), average hops (perfume, pine, flowers), average yeast (leather) with notes of wood, alcohol, and prunes. Full bodied, alcoholic and creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
ChainGangGuy (4721) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a near black body with a thin, bubbly, off-white head. Let’s Rapadou this!
Smell: Light, sweetish aroma of dark malts, chocolate, charred sugars, and roast.
Taste: Dark chocolatey maltiness with a good amount of sugary caramel sweetness. Hint of fruit. Very slight roasty, earthy bitterness. Puff of smoke. A little rebound of the earthy roastiness for the finish.
Mouthfeel: A bit above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Boy, I’ll tell ya. This is a pretty tasty porter.