lopisar (126) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown with small Light brown head. Roasted aroma, coffee beans, chocolate and some vanilla. The aroma arena also present in the taste.
Bamsen78 (1971) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of malt,mcaramel, coffee and alcohol. Dark flavour of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and dark chocolate. Delicious aftertaste of freshly ground coffee beans. Perfectly balanced. Fantastic.
tectactoe (682) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Bottle: deep obsidian color, very deep brown at the edges. Fine-bubbled, tan head that fades quicker than expected. Aroma is blasting with heavily roasted coffee beans; burnt, scorched, charred, ashy. Super roasty and even quite bitter. Lightly sweet vanilla aroma with some deeper, dark cocoa underneath the oily coffee beans. Taste is roasted, charred, burnt & oily coffee beans from left to right; intense French Roast beans. Lightly sweet vanilla coats mid-palate with a hint of charcoal and ash in the finish. Super dark and roasty plays well with the tiny amount of vanilla sweetness. I’m a fan of bitter-roast over sticky-sweet in many cases. This porter is a winner for me.
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk Choc, dark choc fennel and licorice aroma
Black, low head
Quite dry, sparkly, salty finish
Dark chocolate aftertaste.
koleminer20 (193) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice thick black, with a dark tan head. The head fades quickly, leaving a stringy lace on the glass. The aroma is a gorgeous creamy vanilla, with notes of roasted coffee, and soft chocolate undertones. The taste starts out in that same vanilla and coffee indulgent half, and then the booze takes over. This is definitely an imperial that let's you know you're drinking it. The booze is overwhelming on the back end, and that booziness is what hangs around. If they could make the vanilla and coffee linger and cover the booze, this would be a 5, or damn close.
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gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bubbly big tan head dark pour soft carbonation the aromas rich coffee bean caramel vanilla malt chocolate cocoa rich molasses the flavours cocoa superb roasted coffee beans dark rich coffee fudge molasses strong bitter taste perfect for a good imperial the roasted taste caresses the porter rich fruit no dried taste yes a lovely range of tastes in this porter vanilla chocolate really hits the spot the finish wonderful imperial some rich malts roasted tastes the input of vanilla a stirring bitter backing and dry cocoa taste first rate imperial porter
Jow (1674) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at cannibal. Pours deep dark brown. Nose is super chocolate. Tastes of lots chocolate, tar, rootbeer, creamy and boozy. A tad rich and this certainly put me over edge to drunk town
ansalon (631) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Swirling it leaves small lacerations. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts, slight boozy tones. Taste is vanilla, honey, coffee, hazelnuts, red currant, slight booze. Aftertaste is red berries, vanilla and honey. Very good!!
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stoutnick (287) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark as the night. Aroma is beautiful - creamy vanilla, mild astringent coffee with a choc dessert smell. Taste is coffee bitterness, some small vibe of vanilla trailing at the end. Overall, a lovely imperial porter.
Frovigalning (2479) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Powerfull smell with chili, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Similar taste, warming finish. Very complex and powerfull beer.