hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!…Pours very dark and sits almost black in my glass with no head. Standouts in the bouquet are chocolate, charcoal and alcohol. Full-bodied and creamy with dancing carbonation. Flavorwise, dark chocolate and modest acidity are the main players. Finishes chocolaty and tangy. Bottle courtesy of TheCheeseMan!
daknole (10829) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Molasses, toffee and chocolate aroma. Flavor is roasty, molasses, chocolate and toffee. Good porter. VERY good.
dchmela (3002) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Otown Throwdown. Dark brown pour. Thick chocolate, roasted grain, dark fruit aroma. Chocolate, roasted grain taste, thick and oily. Very good brew.
zizzybalubba (1768) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet (bottle 1169 of 2007). Pours black with a tan head. Dark fruit, chocolate, and brown sugar aroma. Slick mouthfeel, but a slightly chalky texture as well. Tastes of prune and raisin which fades into baker’s chocolate and smoke. Lingering chalky dark chocolate flavor; alcohol barely noticeable. A great beer.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 bomber #1229 from grape & gourmet. pours an oily thick, deep, dark brown with a thin, dark tan head and a great ring of lace. aroma is excellent with huge notes of brown sugar and toffee, dark fruit notes of fig and prune, and touches of chocolate and wood. flavor is great as well with big, dark roasted malts, sweet toffee, slightly sour dark fruit notes, bitter chocolate, and a touch of smoke and coffee on the finish. palate is full bodied and silky smooth with great carbonation and well integrated alcohol. overall, a damn nice imperial porter.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml 1162/2007
Appearance: thick dark brown, tanned yellow light top. Good stoic presence. 4-
Nose: dark roasted barley, slightly acidic, malt with smoke at end. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Sweets with slight sour side. Initially slight warmth that grows. Solid strong porter , straight with solid quality.
Sammy (10792) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Radek. Black with brown head, lacey and soapy head. Aroma with significant chocolate. Taste is sweetish, with toasted barley, big but well integrated chocolate, smoke, a little sourness. Overall good porter with above average mouthfeel.
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber number 1231. This is an excellent porter. Very roasty. Great flavor of caramelized sugar. Creamy mouthfeel. This is an awesome porter. Kudos to Chuck and the Alewerks crew for creating great beers.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Immy for this one! Thick dark pour, fluffy brown head and drippy lace. Chocolate and alcohol on the nose. Silky mouth feel and full bodied. Complex flavor. Earthy, chocolate, toffee, coffee, and molasses. Very solid offering!
WeeHeavySD (3367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, numbered don’t remember the number though. Psyched this is an imperial porter rather than not, bought it because it looked good and that is all. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is sweet with way too much bitter coffee for my taste. Taste is sweet with coffee and a bit of chocolate. Big old eh if you ask me big chocol coffee bitter mess.