flatmatt (1347) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours very deep brown to black with a tan head. Roasted coffee aroma. Cocoa cream and coffee flavor, roasty and rich. Really good stuff.
Marduk (4776) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle (thanks Mart). Almost black color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Roast, coffee, black pepper, chilly, vanilla and very tiny bit of alcohol in aroma. Vanilla, roast, woody, caramel, pepper, oily in taste. Complex aftertaste involves coffee, vanilla and roast. Nice full body. Nice balance. Fantastic brew. More!?
ordybill (936) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is pitch black with a thick tan head. The aroma is full of vanilla, coffee and malt. The flavor is an excellent blend of malt and vanilla with distinct coffee mixed in. This is a really good porter, a must try for any beer fan.
BreWedge (437) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle via Piscator34. Pours a virtually opaque brown with a large brown head. Aromas of cocoa, licorice, and booze. Tastes are dry bitter cocoa, vanilla, and licorice. Boozy warmth, big body, chalky, short finish. Nice beverage for an imperial.
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martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (from firma bier). Pours black with beige head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is intense coffee, roast, sweetness, vanilla, peppery notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, vanilla, roast, malt, dark chocolate, black pepper. Finish is intense coffee bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew.
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black beer, small brown head. Nose is stale coffee, vanilla, roast, chocolate notes, notes of black pepper, some alcohol. Flavor is roast, black pepper, chocolate, smooth vanilla and caramel in the finish with and alcoholic notes. Lingering roast, coffee and vanilla, some chocolate. Begins roasty and heavy with pepper, finishes with caramel and coffee. A shapeshifter and a sipper.
chucklemation (1031) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor is bitter chocolate, coffee, and subtle vanilla. Has a thinner body than I’d expect out of such a big beer, and the bitterness is a bit harsh. I like it though.
esox (1224) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A black beer, tanned creamy head. Strong chocolate truffle nose with petfumy vanilla and cold coffee. A hint of earthiness on the background. Rich, sweetish/syrupy maltiness, lots of vanilla, rasins, molasses. Bitterish vanilla effect gets stronger when warm. Finish is drier with quite strong, clean bitterness and cold coffee. Lingering bitter chocolate flavor and some surprisigly nectary fruits. Slight alcohol warmth. Very drinkable. Thick, slightly oily and silky texture. Almost full body, soft carbs.
Gerbeer (2670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a full bubbly natural tan head. Aromas of coffee, minerals, salty nuts, and roasted malts. Flavors of chocolate, dark caramel , acidic coffee, and mild roasted malts. Nicely balanced. Smooth
jcartamdg (2675) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolates and roast. Taste follows, great coffee presence but not overpowering.