hopscotch (10130) - 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!
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours near black with a light earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roast joined by a good amount of toffee with slight hints of bitter chocolate and caramel. Flavor begins dark with roasted malts and dark chocolate but has a bit of sweetness from toffee in the finish.
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle of the 2014 edition, weighing in at 8.5% abv. Pours a watery, but translucent deep brown with some foamy, off white head. Nose has a lot of chocolate and plenty of molasses, licorice too, some toast, a hint of booze, some dried fruit too, some cola. Flavor reminds me more of a milk stout that I would have though, some of that lacto sugar, molasses, less chocolate than the nose let on, a little toast, some distinct maraschino cherry. Full bodied, sticky finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark, chocolate brown color; medium tan head with fine-bubbled lacing and solid retention. Good amounts of roasted / burnt malts and dry, bitter chocolate in the aroma; sweet and burnt, but well-attenuated. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of roasted malts and dark chocolate, but with an odd, sugary core that complicates an otherwise tasty, roasted porter core; some roasted coffee and burnt malts, with a bit of alcohol poking through mid-palate; slightly hot. Lengthy, sticky sugar finish, showing caramel, toffee, and sticky sugariness.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I can’t remember who I got this from so whoever you are, thanks! This was an unsurprising black color and just as unsurprisingly it lacked a head. Average smell of well, a strong porter. Tastes like alcohol and a little roasty malts. This was nothing I’d seek out but it was easy to drink and got me a good buzz so bravo!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-26-2008 04:14:24
Travlr (16417) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Nice roasty chocolatey aroma, more cocoa and tiast in the flavor. Light to medium body.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - 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.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2nd January 2010
Opaque black beer, short lived chocolate coloured head. Dark chocolate on the nose. Semi dry palate. Rich dark toffee and chocolate with licorice - alcohol. None of it sweet. Finishes much the same way with a dark malt aftertaste. Rich and flavoursome but it lacks something to counterbalance it’s heaviness. Decent though.
zickbeer_ye (370) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark roasty coffee and malt aroma beige head with a very dark brown just about black body. Very sweet roasty coffee flavor with a minor plum undertone. Smooth but rather sweet om the palate.
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good looking beer with a chocolate colored head. This one is pretty big for a porter and i will have to admit that it has some redeeming qaualities. its sweet with a mild burnt body and some bitter chocolate notes. This is the secnd beer i have had from these guys and i will have to say that i am pretty impressed.