dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, mostly dark brown, porter that has a small tan head and not much lacing. Smells of coffee and vanilla dominate the aroma. Taste follows suit with the coffee coming in strong to start with the vanilla and a sweetness to end. Nice bodied brew with a somewhat thicker feel than other porters and quite drinkable for being 10% abv. Overall, an awesome imperial porter that won’t disappoint!
Beer4000 (4987) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharing bottle. Dark, dark amber, almost black body with a medium sized dense beige head. Strong aroma of dark, smooth roasted malt, dark chocolate and some warming alcohol. Flavor is strong, but very smooth and balanced, dark, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and pleasant bitterness. Fine, strong and balanced body with a long lasting aftertaste of dark malt and warming alcohol. Great beer all the way.
CVBis007 (54) - - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, these are a few of my favorite things. Throw them into a fantastic porter and I'll give it 4.2 stars. Drink up, victory is yours.
Shark_Pants (405) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tar black with a small tight beige head. Strong aroma of coffee beans, some vanilla, dark chocolate and a hint of tobacco. Taste - wow! Super smooth - espresso coffee, molasses, vanilla, a little chocolate, sherry and caramel. Velvet smooth with just a little prickle on the tongue. Medium bodied, well disguised booze. Superb.
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Could this be the best Imperial Porter out there? All signs point towards yes. The label design is beautiful. The beer is wonderfully aromatic, tastes like a coffee shop fantasy, and has 10% alcohol.
*After having a taste, I added it to my iced mocha coffee. Tastes just as good with the chocolate as well.
demondeacon09 (48) - Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
So much coffee. So delicious. This magnificent brew is probably my favorite imperial porter. Roasty, chocolatey, dark currant, and espresso dominate the flavor profile. Only a hint of alcohol present in the finish and very drinkable. Definitely a fan.
hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, $3.20 Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours black and thick. Looks wonderful. Small brown head.
Yummy chocolate, coffee, green peppers, dust, and vanilla in the nose.
Heavy cold coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Yum.
JK (4865) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black and very little head at all, fine for a porter. Aroma of coffee is stronger than the vanilla. But both are there. Strong roasted malt character. Increased in promonence by the coffee flavor, bit it holds back from tasting like it was burnt. Vanilla in the flavor also. Thick, heavy, and very smooth palate.
neongolden (729) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(350ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, April 21 2015) Pours black with a medium brown head and some lace. Aroma powerfully espresso driven with lots of vanilla as well, a bit of chocolate for support, roasty and not very sweet. Taste echoes the palate, rich coffee and vanilla with a bit of chocolate in support, fairly heavily roasted, slightly sweet dark malt. Dries out pretty quickly, roasty coffee, a bit of cacao, earthy, a bit of hop bitterness. Finish is very dry, lean and roasty with some coffee and vanilla lingering on, almost a peppery quality to the bitterness. Medium bodied, not too thick with average carbonation. Compared to a rich stout this is quite dry and has that lean roasty finish so the aftertaste isn’t as intense. A really nice porter though, the flavour additions come through well.
jhgrantjr (450) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought at Beverage World. Pours a deep brown/black split, and the aroma is immediate: chocolate, coffee, espresso, vanilla, wow! Flavor also has a coffee profile...I really think the cold brew made a difference in the taste. Full body but smooth.
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