Shag (2559) - 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.
Foxbush (1217) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Bottle 1565/ 2007 This is major Porter. The beer poured with a brown forthy head that dissapated and left some lacing down the glass. I purchased this bottle at the Alewerks in Williamsburg. The Brewmatser recommended that I try it. He was right. The flavor was immense. The higher alcohol was not detected until later. It is a full bodied porter with chocolate and caramel flavors. It is a joy to drink. Some sweetness at the finish. When this is stored in bourbon barrels it will be amazing.
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!
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by cbkschubert at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours dark reddish brown with a thin tan head. The nose is brown sugar, cocoa and roasted malt. The taste is toasted coffee beans, ashy cocoa, baker’s chocolate and a bitter coffee finish. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff - thanks Craig!
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2010 somewhere... I wrote: 8resrevzyryjilyylgggjjjgggggb. Very very dark brown brew with a small light brown head and ok lacing. Pretty good aroma - chocolate, tobacco, light smoke, sweet, nuts and some hardcore molasses or something and some roasted malts. Big flavours of sweet oiliness, fin shit (that’s what is typed up - thanks iphone spell check), bakers chocolate - tons, cocoa, vanilla, light spices. The finish is just too much to really enjoy to the max.
RABinVA (1009) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pours a deep, viscous brown. Very thin tan head. Pleasant roasty aroma with big sweet, vanilla notes. Taste is a lot of sweet toffee. Like a Heath bar in beer form. Chocolate, caramel, nuts, vanilla. Finishes surprisingly dry. Real good.
conway (1128) - - JUL 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with almost no head. Nose is toffee and burnt caramel. Taste adds some marshmallow and soy sauce. Palate is nice and round and full. Sweet and just savory enough.
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Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa nibs. Flavors of toffee, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Smooth mouthfeel. Moderately bitter finish.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Bottle #1939 of 2007. Pours nearly absolute black with a thin dark brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, vanilla and smoke. Strong taste of brown sugar and coffee, with a smooth finish.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Brown head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, molasses, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, roast/smoke, some caramel, molasses, light chocolate. Creamy medium body.