dresden (1435) - 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 (1663) - 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 (3628) - 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!
DylansDad (583) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Coffee,vanilla, porter. In that order. Done exquisitely well, say no more, nudge, nudge, wink , wink. Fan-blimmin-tastic.
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - APR 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A sophisticated drink with a range of complementary flavours combining to create a sensational, satisfying experience.
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Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Strong wet coffee grind flavor with burnt malt and woody notes with vanilla
~Pours black with long lasting brown creamy head
~Sweet malty vanilla flavor with strong roasty coffee and malt flavors
~Medium creamy body with medium CO2 kinda harsh lingering burnt roasty finish
~Enjoyable beer but the strong roast and heavy sweetness don’t really blend as well as they should. They are very seperate from each other and a bit intense.
monk191 (1736) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great porter, may be one of the best we’ve had. Pours the usual thick black with brown head. Smells of sweet nuts, like macadamia nuts, and coffee. Taste is awesome, lots of vanilla and nuts, some coffee. Sweeter then most porters. Damn good. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black with a light brown head and lots of lacing. It has a rich aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla, and the same notes are in the flavor up front, leading to a coffee and chocolate aftertaste over medium-heavy body.
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Itzjerm (2280) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2015 Rerate: No chalk. No bitter. Nice coffee.
Okay it starts out amazing. Coffee aroma is perfect. Has a nice thick head, it fades, but still for an Imperial porter, very nice. This is the end of perfect. Has a chalky thick flavor on the tongue. Sweet with a chalky bitter flavor. In general its not to great other than to sniff. Not horrible. But not to buy again.
Cool_Bond (2297) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very aroma of this beer. Heavy and hard of it are much flavor. Long and intense aftertaste. A real tough guy beer if I say so.