Habanero (3864) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours reddishand deep brown with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, wood, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up with bitter notes and slightly alcoholic. Medium bodid oily to syrupy text. and soft carb. A great porter.
Linnet (1601) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: coffee upfront, ashy, dry, heavy roastiness, then vanilla kicks in, subtle, but noticable, ABV very well hidden, chocolate cake, nutty, very refined.
Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: big bite, lots of sweet vanilla, light acidity, heavy roastiness. Best vanilla infused flavour I’ve had to date, salty.
P: full bodied, soft carbonation, sweet, warming and roasty finish.
jercraigs (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-10-10. Black body with a modest tan head. 3++ Aroma of coffee has an almost hot pepper like quality to it that I do not care for, muted vanilla character. Flavour is similar with a sweet malt core and an odd melange of coffee and vanilla that has similar pepper like overtones as in the aroma. Smooth average plus bodied palate, peasant carbonation. 3+ Decent but a bit disappointing for me personally. Bottle shared by Blankboy.
jkwood04 (5224) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, a little smokiness, some chocolate notes, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Average texture. A good imperial porter.
lopisar (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown with small Light brown head. Roasted aroma, coffee beans, chocolate and some vanilla. The aroma arena also present in the taste.
Bamsen78 (4849) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Smoke & Barrel, Washington, D.C. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of malt,mcaramel, coffee and alcohol. Dark flavour of coffee, roasted malt, caramel and dark chocolate. Delicious aftertaste of freshly ground coffee beans. Perfectly balanced. Fantastic.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Bottle: Deep obsidian color, very deep brown at the edges. Fine-bubbled, tan head that fades quicker than expected. Aroma is blasting with heavily roasted coffee beans; burnt, scorched, charred, ashy. Super roasty and even quite bitter. Lightly sweet vanilla aroma with some deeper, dark cocoa underneath the oily coffee beans. Taste is roasted, charred, burnt & oily coffee beans from left to right; intense French Roast beans. Lightly sweet vanilla coats mid-palate with a hint of charcoal and ash in the finish. Super dark and roasty plays well with the tiny amount of vanilla sweetness. I’m a fan of bitter-roast over sticky-sweet in many cases. This porter is a winner for me.
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk Choc, dark choc fennel and licorice aroma
Black, low head
Quite dry, sparkly, salty finish
Dark chocolate aftertaste.
koleminer20 (2115) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice thick black, with a dark tan head. The head fades quickly, leaving a stringy lace on the glass. The aroma is a gorgeous creamy vanilla, with notes of roasted coffee, and soft chocolate undertones. The taste starts out in that same vanilla and coffee indulgent half, and then the booze takes over. This is definitely an imperial that let's you know you're drinking it. The booze is overwhelming on the back end, and that booziness is what hangs around. If they could make the vanilla and coffee linger and cover the booze, this would be a 5, or damn close.
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gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bubbly big tan head dark pour soft carbonation the aromas rich coffee bean caramel vanilla malt chocolate cocoa rich molasses the flavours cocoa superb roasted coffee beans dark rich coffee fudge molasses strong bitter taste perfect for a good imperial the roasted taste caresses the porter rich fruit no dried taste yes a lovely range of tastes in this porter vanilla chocolate really hits the spot the finish wonderful imperial some rich malts roasted tastes the input of vanilla a stirring bitter backing and dry cocoa taste first rate imperial porter