Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Definitely one of the better porters I've had (usually don't fall in love with porters). The vanilla comes through and the beer has a great mouthfeel. Would love to have it on tap somewhere to improve the experience. Ballast Point impresses again. Can't wait to visit the brewery in SD this fall.
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours black with a tan colored, well retained head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Beer tastes sweet with a big vanilla flavor. Finish is dry. Alcohol is a bit hot, IMO. Otherwise an enjoyalbe beer.
ttoadee (828) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black. No light. Toffee head, thin. Dark chocolate and vanilla waft through the nose: alcohol is hiding there also. sweet and bitter engage in a playful tug of war. Similar to a cherry cola float with coffee beans and straight cocoa sprinkled on top. Finish cuts the sweet show short with alcohol & hops. What a ride...YUM!
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good imperial porter. Tried this one at Beer Revolution during San Francisco Beer Week.
The4thFloyd (5) - - MAR 11, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am hesitant to give a beer a higher rating then on my favorites but that is exactely what I have done. This is just like drinking a chocolate vanilla frappuccino made out of awesome beer. Unbelievable a great porter all the way around. Hope I can get more of it
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nearly black, super dark brown color with a mocha colored, very bubbly head. First thing on the nose is a huge blast of coffee, then hints of vanilla and a nice roasty, toasted malt character. The vanilla is more prevalent in the taste, balances out well with the coffee. Good malty chocolatey finish. Full mouthfeel, with pretty lively carbonation. Very well balanced, incredibly smooth for 10%, absolutely delicious.
jjgmd (1622) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark black color with a nice mocha head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla and malty. Taste is chocolate, with vanilla coffee and alcohol. Finishes with chocolate flavors and alcohol. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small brown head and aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste is sweet and roasty, of coffee, roasted malt, and vanilla notes with a long, alcohol, burnt finish. Very good porter
skibumbw (3) - Bethel, Vermont, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect imperial porter aroma: roasted malty sweet with just a hint of coffee then chocolate, would look for a little more to come out. Very dark brown in appearance just barely letting a hint of light through. Slight lacing on glass and more persistent on the surface than most porters. Bitter start changing to roast malt flavors with a slight boozy bitter coffee finish. Roast bitter coffee pleasant aftertaste. Carbonation is spot on and the beer clings to the plate without being cloying. Gives a slight warming feeling in the stomach. Overall a great representative of this style.
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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