Gegrographer (21) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black from the bottle, one can definitely taste the intermingling of the coffee and vanilla throughout, pretty crisp tasting with minimal aftertaste
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty malty, coffee, and a more subtle vanilla aroma. Taste is coffee up front, a little alcohol heat, and vanilla on the finish. Moderate amount of carbonation and little to no head. Overall one of my favorite porters and definitely one I’d recommend.
barn0216 (472) - California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black color, not much head, moderate lacing. Smell of coffee and vanilla, somewhat faint though. Taste is same with more prominent dark chocolate flavor present and warming alcohol. Bitter finish. Very good.
radio_nowhere (1014) - Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2013 Draft at Alewife in Baltimore. Dark black with brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and roasty malt. Taste has big flavor and thick. Oily creamy mouth-feel with dry finish. Very good stuff.
Chudwick (2326) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours black with light brown head and good lacing. Nose is dark coffee. Flavor adds chocolate, vanilla, very bitter. Big body.
DesertDevil (614) - Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Whole Foods Chandler’s Watering Hole. Pours the shade of a cloudless midnight sky with a two-finger cardboard-color head. Big vanilla nose (more like vanilla syrup as opposed to the bean) complemented by a deep espresso aroma. The taste goes perfectly from vanilla to chocolate malts to coffee with a subtle touch of molasses. Velvety slick texture with a refreshing long finish. I can’t get enough of this brew.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simply beautiful on the pour. Opaque with a pillowy head.
Aroma is coffee and roasty with hint of vanilla & chocolate. A twist cone of soft ice cream. Ice cream with no sugar. A real macchiato....espresso with a touch of foam on top. Palate is very dry!
Hoppy finish. Lovely body. I do love a porter but this one is maybe a tad too bitter for me.
Noggleam (1) - Fort worth, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Simply the best imperial porter I have ever tasted. I joined BA just to make a comment on this beer.
QuezXLV (407) - Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black body with lasting tan suds. Aroma is of roasted coffee beans. A little oily on the palate and light. Alcohol well hidden. Taste is bitter and the vanilla is not noticeable to me, but enjoyable.
boxofrane (2322) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with a big tan head that sticks around. Gorgeous looking beer. The aroma has big chocolate, coffee, coffee grinds, caramel. The taste is big coffee, mocha, milk chocolate, big bitter finish.. Warming alcohol.