Padron4KM (586) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Looks like someone put the lable on by hand, it has many bubbles.
Hey, but itís not about whatís on the outside, itís about whatís on the inside.
Pours a deep rich brownblack with ruby red tints.
The thick reddish brown head recedes slowly and leaves a layer of sticky lace in itís wake.
Aroma is roasty, caramel malt, and citrusy hops.
Flavor is roasty coffee, chocolatey, with a light grapefruity finish.
Goes down a little too easy, before I knew it I had 3, and was feeling pretty good :-).
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice creamy head, dark red body. Solid medium body. Taste is somewhat toasted, but mainly bitter. This is like a darker version of their ESB, only not as good. Quite hoppy, but thereís just not that much else to it.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Like if you took a really good porter and hopped the shit out of it. Also, the label makes it seem like Columbus or the Pilgrims landed in Colorado. Strange. Also, glorifies the slaughter of millions of American Indians whose only great innovation was knowing how to live on the planet earth without causing themselves to become extinct.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even just smelling this, the hops fly out in an attack squadron and launch a nosiatic attack on your face. Also I just made up a word, I RULE.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. picked this little gem up at Piccadillyís in Champaign. What a delicious after dinner drink. pours a deep dark brown with a tan head. aromas and flavors of coffee and some chocolate. medium bodied with a nice coating on the tongue. I will definitely have to buy more of this one!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How can I Rep a beer that I have never experienced?
How can I legitimately tell my clientele that this is an absolutely Amazing creation, orÖ the worst and most revolting liquid in the world? Soo.. I had to buy a 6er of New World tonight as an investment!
Pours a menacing coal black body and a pile of khaki foam. There is ridiculous lacing cloaking the beer from the overhead lighting! The aroma and flavor must make up Coloradoís entire stock of malt and hop! Itís freaking HUGE! Bakers Chocolate.. Fresh Coffee grounds.. Toffee malts.. Pumpernickel bread are found but then they are followed up with a seismic blast of hops that take the palate to an entirely different Universe! Iíve NEVER had a porter like this.. the only beer thatís even close, but itís in an entirely different category of Imperial as far as Iím concerned, is FFF Alpha Klaus.
Notes of Walnut and Almond are not even attempting to hide outÖ This is entirely too quaffable as far as Iím concerned.. A RidiculouslyÖ Astonishingly Delicious.. Exclusively Delectable treat to my hops deprived palate!!! A fusion of 2 worlds.. IPA and Porter had a passionate night of sexual experimentationÖ which resulted in the offspring of a New World!
.....And Iím Spent...........aaahhh... A MUST TRY BEER, IMO!
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown in body with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and honey. Flavor is roasted and very nutty, with bitter coffee and a nice hop presence.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like Guiness in color-dark mahogany, whose color is only seen when put in front of a light, with a dense tan head. Toasted, bread aroma with chocolate and maybe a little cherry. Strong burnt coffee flavor tempered by a good hop flavor and bitterness. Rich body. Clean finish.
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish brown colour. Berry fruit and burnt malt in the aroma. Roast malt again in the flavour, with chocolate hints. Thereís some hop presence and a sour edge on the finish. Rather nice. Bottled, at the Brickskeller, with BuckNaked and Argo0.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite porters. Very chocolatey. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Appearence is almost opaque black. Extremely chocolately taste with vanilla, and a slight bit of caramel and sour cherry.