brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle divided up into tulip glasses. This is one of the best imperial porters I’ve had in a long time. It has a big coffee and chocolate presence that is somehow different from the type of thing you’d find in a stout. It’s sweet and toasted, as if your tasting a dark cake. Thick in body, mild carbonation, mouth coating and durable in flavor and very approachable. They do a really good job masking the 10% abv. At $7.99 for a big bottle, this stuff is a steal.
Inthasheets (13) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark, not something to start with if your not beer drinker. Aroma is good and strong. It starts with a sweet taste (vanilla) then you taste the coffee, subtle finish with what I feel is a bland after taste but enjoyable.
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thomas15 (689) - Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of boozy cookies and cream. Chocolate, cream, coffee. Black, with ligt brown head. Taste s slight roast, chocolate, vanilla. Delicious..
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black beer with a minimal head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee and malty aroma. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, malty and a bit licorice flavour.
PorterPounder (6523) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine and Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Pours a dark as coal black with a frothy, creamy khaki colored head. Aroma has some marshmallow accents, a hint of milk chocolate, a touch of creosote, Flavor as bold and superb with some light Kahlua notes, some marshmallows, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, a touch of black topsoil. Nice thick, slightly chalky mouthfeel. Excellent porter.
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small mocha head. Smells of dark chocolate, earthy coffee, and vanilla. Tastes dark chocolate and coffee up front, the vanilla comes through on the finish. As you drink more, the smooth vanilla comes through even more. Great beer
DrSpaceman (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plummy bouquet, which is weird. Doesn’t taste plummy, which is less weird. Tasty vanilla and smoky coffee notes. Full mouth feel. Overall good experience.
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge coffee notes in this one. The vanilla smells like a homemade vanilla extract I made a while ago with vanilla beans and vodka. Lots of booze in this one and the 10 ABV’s are prevalent. First sweet then followed by an everlasting roasted bitterness on the tongue that reminds me of chewing on espresso beans and fresh vanilla beans. The roasted notes were expected from a Porter. I found the Vanilla, Roasted Coffee and the booze which rectified the fact that it is definitely an Imperial Porter. If they could find a better way to mask the booze I would have enjoyed it more. My rating was originally lower, but then I thought about it again and they really did satisfy everything that the label on this beer said it would be.
Nero55 (917) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Magic City Brewfest. Black with a small head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Coffee, caramel and notes of vanilla.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Binnys in Orland Park, nice dark brown pour with a brownish head. Big coffee aroma with a nice malt backing, milk chocolate and a bit of vanilla. Taste is very similar, bitter chocolate, coffee roast and vanilla, solid beer.
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