jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 Pours a dark black with a brown head. Very robust with excellent vanilla, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Very smooth for the high alcohol content. Well done
hman43 (980) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A strong smell of coffee with vanilla mixed it. It is black with a dark brown head. It has a rich coffee taste it has a bitter bite to it on the way down.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good rich and tasty imperial port that I sampled on tap at Eureka Burger in Redlands, CA. I really enjoyed the flavors of espresso and chocolate that dominate this beer and really accommodate the dark malts. Can’t wait to try this porter again.
Cubatobaco (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Why they call this a porter is beyond me. The is a stout compared to many stouts I’ve had over time. Wonderful Spicey mouthfeel with coffee and chocolate as the main flavor. This is a wonderfully balanced "porter" that stands out among other beers. Top notch and we’ll worth seeking out.
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, and licorice. Flavor of more chocolate, hint of vanilla and espresso. Bittersweet thick finish with great mouthfeel. Excellent beer.
hawthorne00 (3364) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head that settles to a cm and lasts well. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, white pepper, fudge, coconut oil. Quite silky, lowish carbonation. Some unintegrated alcohol. Sweet with loads of coffee, some dark chocolate, vanilla, fudge. The coffee seems surprisingly fresh with berry and spicy overtones as if freshly ground. Maybe that’s partly good vanilla, but it works well anyway. Discreet bitterness and a little astringency sweep the sweetness away pretty effectively at the end. As usual for me l with this sort of thing, there’s a lurking sense of "surely this is too much coffee it should be mainly beer because reasons" but it is really nicely put together and the coffee’s vibrant.
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12/7/13. Multiple samples at valley forget beer festival. Best beer I sampled and it was actually the last beer of the night.
Poured black with a dark brown head.
Sweet vanilla with a dark roasted coffee. Great sweet roasted coffee. Amazing beer!!!
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dfearnley (1611) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to plastic glass
Smells like a coffee crisp, coffee, chocolate, vanilla wafer.
Deep black with a creamy tan head.
Coffee, coffee, coffee, some sweet caramel, but coffee! Too much coffee for my tastes.
Ferris (11035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Dark roast coffee and roast malts. Jet black with a rich big beige head. Coffee and vanilla are up front but not in a cohesive manor. It seems like I am doing a Imperial Stout with a coffee boiler maker. Mouthfeel is spot on.
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at ABR - awesome porter with great coffee aromas and some vanilla underneath. Glad to have this brewery in MN