lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of rich roasted malts, mudcake, dark chocolate, weak citrus and some caramel. Flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, dark chocolate, cherries, wood, caramel, coffee and vanilla. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a roasty, vanilla, grass finish with mellow sweetness. Smooth and very well balanced. Excellent stuff.
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Completely clack, nice thick brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, molasses. Taste is rich and roasty shoo-fly pie, espresso, vanilla. Delicious.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Coffee, milk chocolate.
Appearance: Solid black, mostly white lacy head.
Taste: Bitter sweet chocolate
Palate: Mild carbonation, somewhat dry, medium body. Slightly bitter chocolate finish with a hint of vanilla.
Overall: Less complex than I imagined, but solid overall. The lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste detracts from the overall beer somewhat.
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A strong porter. Vanilla is very present but a perfect balance. Not too sweet as some porters are. Nice lacing. Perfect head. Solid mouthfeel. Substance and balance. This is a great beer. A great brewery.
Barreras (1543) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark brown almost black in color. Aroma is of robust coffee with a tinge of vanilla. Tatse is of rich, chocolate coffee throughout with a hint of burnt caramel. The aftertaste leaves a burnt coco flavor, a true imperial strong porter in my opinion.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This deep black porter has a strong chocolate aroma. It has a head which looks like a latte. It has a strong coffee flavor with hints of vanilla which remind me of bourbon. Very well put together and flavorful.
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hopmelt (197) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black, two finger thick khaki head thin lacing that sticks around. Aroma is coffee grounds, chocolate, vanilla up front, sweet vanilla, milk chocolate lingers, no alcohol on the nose at all. Taste is sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee grounds at the front, bitter coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla mid mouth, bitter sweet chocolate and espresso on the finish. Low carbonation, fuller body, bit of alcohol warming and spicyness. Overall real good, very tasty and complex, you should seek this beer out.
jehoesefat (362) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells malty, chocolate and coffee. Pours deep impenetrable black with a thick brown head. Delicious chocolate, coffee and caramel, with a hint of something peppery. Nice thick and creamy beer with a bitter finish.
Mrnoluv (298) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can smell the vanilla, coffee, roasted beans, the alcohol, beautiful deep dark brown color, the taste is bitter chocolate with a hint of sweetness, the bitter after taste is not overpowering just sits there long enough, if you don’t like strong coffee taste, I mean strong, stay away because the first thing you taste when you swallow is coffee. This is one of the best porters I have ever had, love it!
tmongoose (2200) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared. Pours almost opaque brown. Very dark with creamy mocha colored head. Deep dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and hints of alcohol. The flavor works like this, roasted coffee followed by roasted malts and cocoa powder followed by medium alcohol burn. Silky smooth throughout. Imperial porter by any other name would not be victory at sea. Incredible beer.