artmcd8 (1088) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich aroma of chocolate and coffee. The vanilla sweetens the bite a bit. Slight bitterness.
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Dragonfly1 (438) - - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big beer. Black, with dark brown lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and cocoa powder. Taste is very heavy on the coffee, with very dark roasted bitterness. The barrel aged version is a bit more balanced given the additional sweetness from the barrels...
sneakychi (22) - - DEC 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with small beige head.
Coffee, heavy roasted barley, ash, vanilla some chocolate.
Taste is balanced with a mild sweetness and finishes with some bitterness. (coffee, vanilla, chocolate, bitterness). Well integrated alcohol!
tony_gorilla (22) - Fiskum, 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 (893) - 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 (512) - 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 (33) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (164) - 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 (120) - 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 (3) - Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
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 (634) - 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.