tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black with nice foam.
Aroma and taste is loaded with vanilla and coffee.
bergstaden (2458) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee as well - Good malt body with coffee and bitterness, and there is olso some alcohol in the back - Lingering roasted malt and coffee finish - This was good, but the alcohol heat comes a little bit to much through
rauchbierlover (638) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is cofee. Taste is coffee again, chocolate and vanilla. Pily texture, medium body, lively carbonation. End is dry and coffee
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 (1200) - 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 (132) - 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 (3541) - 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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