17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Wow, thats phenomenal, and lives up to the rating for sure. Pours a very dark robust but clear brown with a small off-white frothy head. Love that aroma, purple fruit, hops, charcoal, dark chocolate, balanced roast, nutty, everything a porter should be. Flavor follows exactly, bit of a burnt rubber thing that plays very well with the ashy fruitiness, plums, oh that yeast character is quite nice, finishing nutty with some lingering coffee. Medium bodied, creamy with fluffy carbonation feel with a slight sizzle. Very well done here.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, wish I had this on tap! Great opaque black with a dark red hue. Looks fantastic, one of the best Iíve had. Nice chocolate aroma that imparts a little fruit and a little smoke. Caramel malts and espresso rip through the entry then leaves a slight bitterness in the finish. The ABV provides an interesting weight, and signifies a nice cold weather offering. Excellent.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 7/18/10). black color. Medium tan head. Moderate sweet chocolate aroma and flavor with light smokiness. Avg duration. Lasting sweet finish with ligh smoke. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
fiercepanda (387) - Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a very small tan head. The aroma is strong on anise, alcohol, and raisins. The flavor is roasted malt and toffee with some raisin in the finish. A full flavored porter to be sure.
nike (824) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love porters, I didnít think I would like impy porters, but because of the smoked flavor, this one was drinkable. This brew was well-balanced, chocolate malts/ malted barley, but much too sweet for my liking. Good CO2, a beer that should be tried once. I love the label.
hombrepalo (1716) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear, orangey brown with a lightly creamy, beige head. Alomost vinous, roasted malt aroma. Medium body with dark, roasted malty accents. Almost a bit coffeeish without ever being overly burned or bitter.
rubbishystuff (1689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ace on Fullerton. Somewhat dry almost smokey porter. Some roasted coffee and maybe some licorice? Serving: Bottle
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black and opaque with a tan colored head that gathers around the edge of the glass. Espresso, dark chocolate, some caramel and smoke in the nose. Medium bodied with a long-lasting finish. A lot of coffee and dark chocolate flavor and finishing a semi-dry with a touch of earthy bitterness. A well made porter. Enjoyable!
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy brown head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was licorice, coffee, cocoa and a bit of raisin. The flavor was dryish and bitter with toasty malts, vanilla and faint notes of coffee, cocoa and licorice. The finish was short, dry, roasty and had lingering vanilla. Medium body. Decent.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a sweet porter. Itís not too heavy and has coffee hints and chocolate tints. Itís a shame itís getter warmer outside because I would like a few more cold days to enjoy this.