Defreni (3006) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske. Ok øl men den smager kemisk. Vaniljen og kaffen bakker ikke op om porteren, og man har på fornemmelsen af at det ikke er rigtig vanilje. Alkoholburn til sidst. Ikke god.
OminouSC2 (469) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2016 The first time I tried this was in 650ml bottle, and I thougth it was the best beer I’ve ever tried, however, this rating is based upon the 355ml bottle.
I don’t know why the differences between the two tastings were so big. The sweet taste that the vanilla added in the 650ml bottle was gone. Now the taste is full of bitter coffe. Don’t get me wrong, this beer is still great, but it feels like something is amiss. Did they change the recipe? Another type of coffee maybe? Finish is a bit too bitter.
Otherwise it is still great. Heavy roasted malt base with chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Long finish. Warming, beautiful Imperial Porter.
Lawger (273) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a solid 2.5 fingers of khaki head. Great aroma of caramelised coffee bean sweets, burnt sugar, wet wool and deep malty, roasted cereal core coming through on the back of the nose. The palate is medium+ bodied and very well balanced. Not at all too sweet or candied, but with almost a hint of tartness coming through on the early finish which continues on bitter notes on a malty background. Very nice.
robinvboyer (4190) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, big beige head. Aroma is very acidic, very roasty coffee with a sweet vanilla nose. Mouthfeel is oily, and slightly thick, with a soft carb. Finish is all super dark, and almost burnt malts. Big roasty notes, loads of cocoa and vanilla and very acidic espresso coffee. Pretty impressive Porter.
portwood (190) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BIG nose: mega coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste: sweet, creamy coffee, roasted caramel, molasses. Finish: bitter chocolate, vanilla bean, dusty cinnamon. There’s no mistaking this is a high ABV beer, but it doesn’t feel like 10%. (tasted 03/28/16)
Stampion (239) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at the brewery. Awesome. Almost an Irish cream creaminess to it. Smooth, coffee, toasted toffee, vanilla. Epic.
melush (2949) - SPAIN - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Central Liquor & Deli, Coronado, USA.
T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, slightly bitter and spicy.
Percy0103 (655) - MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is ot roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and milk. Taste is bitter with a double dark coffee aftertaste. Faint carbonation and some astringency. Kind of oily, but very drinkable. Very complex with a strong aftertaste full of character. An imperial porter indeed.
ippopotamo36 (1773) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at King Arthur, Ciampino-Italy. Deep dark brown, decent ivory foam. Nose: dark chocolate, grounded chocolate, blast of vanilla! Mouth: vanilla, cake, a bit bitter!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zubblwump (58) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large frothy tan head that lasts. Looks like a root beer float. Strong coffee smell, like an iced coffee from one of those fluff coffee shops. Nice smooth taste, with very little bitterness. Much better than expected. It seems Ballast Point actually can resist the temptation to over-hop one of their brews. Thick feel despite the carbonation. This is a good Porter.