joshmcg000 (376) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty coffee with vanilla. Very rich creamy texture, excellent malt profile. Roast coffee with some caramel malt flavors and a vanilla on the back end. Hides the alcohol exceptionally well also. Great beer.
radarsock (1143) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
$10 even at Leary’s. Shared with Jblauvs at his Amesbury flat. Going to make this as simplified as I can: I got a healthy amount of black liquorice, molasses, and cold-pressed coffee. Booze and vanilla were quite prominent as well. Smokiness and yeast, by swallow. Yummy. I remember previous years being a little more balanced and sweet, but I like this just fine.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with small tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Taste: bitter coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits. Excellent.
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Nice! Near perfection. Beautiful beer. Full of complex flavours. However where this beer falls short is in aroma. Which is not really a big deal with a flavour profile like this. Damn.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brownish-black with a decent sized tan porteresque head that leaves light lacing. Aromas are sweet coffee, cream, vanilla and just a hint of caramel and chocolate. Flavors are similar to the aroma though the vanilla hits first as sweet and creamy, then a lovely coffee bitterness edges in followed by a very long and pronounced bittersweet chocolate finish. Palate is heavy if you serve this cold but reaches perfection when it is allowed to warm. Overall this is probably the best Imp Porter I have had the pleasure of drinking.
redtechnj (280) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance- Thick black with a thin tan head. Average lacing.
Aroma- Rich roasted coffee, dark chocolate, hint of sweet vanilla
Flavor- Bitter roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla background
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black with minimal head. Big and boozy porter with huge vanilla. Sweet with tons of flavor. Interesting but bordering on overdone.
dresden (1236) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got to this one, thick oily black witha short tan head. Big roast malt an coffee aroma and vanilla. Can taste a pretty decent hit of vanilla, with a nice coffee, some smokiness and a hot booziness. Fantastic stuff.
DocJitsu (1375) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at the Monkeypod in Kihei, Maui. It pours a dark cola brown, with a short root beer colored head. Aromas of coffee, fresh chili pepper, and tart cherry. Moutfheel is wet, full, but not thick. Just a bit of carbonation for balance. Cherry, coffee, cola and a bit of sweet vanilla in the flavor. The flavors don’t quite blend as well as I would like, but it is still very nice.
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at a recent Wirtz Beverage/Illinois seminar, and viscously dispensed on tap to stemware displaying a rich, opaque, black/brown color, with brownish tan head froth, and wavy cling to the thick lacing. The aroma was pronounced cocoa, with roasted coffee that was very aromatic, but took a back seat. Hints of caramel malt and vanilla were also present and very complementary. The cocoa was even more expressive in the flavor, which was smooth, full bodied, and pleasantly dry toward the finish. My favorite of the afternoon! Move over Breakfast Stout!