jhamp9 (1571) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a nice khaki head that fades down to a film. Strong coffee aroma with some caramel, chocolate, vanilla and booze in the background. Taste is strong espresso, chocolate, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Silky smooth texture with alcohol warmth on the way down. Really good.
robinvboyer (4000) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, big beige head. Aroma is very acidic, very roasty coffee with a sweet vanilla nose. Mouthfeel is oily, and slightly thick, with a soft carb. Finish is all super dark, and almost burnt malts. Big roasty notes, loads of cocoa and vanilla and very acidic espresso coffee. Pretty impressive Porter.
portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BIG nose: mega coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Taste: sweet, creamy coffee, roasted caramel, molasses. Finish: bitter chocolate, vanilla bean, dusty cinnamon. There’s no mistaking this is a high ABV beer, but it doesn’t feel like 10%. (tasted 03/28/16)
Stampion (223) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at the brewery. Awesome. Almost an Irish cream creaminess to it. Smooth, coffee, toasted toffee, vanilla. Epic.
melush (2576) - SPAIN - JUN 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Central Liquor & Deli, Coronado, USA.
T: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, slightly bitter and spicy.
Percy0103 (545) - MEXICO - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is ot roasted coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and milk. Taste is bitter with a double dark coffee aftertaste. Faint carbonation and some astringency. Kind of oily, but very drinkable. Very complex with a strong aftertaste full of character. An imperial porter indeed.
ippopotamo36 (1556) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at King Arthur, Ciampino-Italy. Deep dark brown, decent ivory foam. Nose: dark chocolate, grounded chocolate, blast of vanilla! Mouth: vanilla, cake, a bit bitter!
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zubblwump (37) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large frothy tan head that lasts. Looks like a root beer float. Strong coffee smell, like an iced coffee from one of those fluff coffee shops. Nice smooth taste, with very little bitterness. Much better than expected. It seems Ballast Point actually can resist the temptation to over-hop one of their brews. Thick feel despite the carbonation. This is a good Porter.
tkenvin (4) - Walpole, Alabama, USA - MAY 28, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Quite simply the best overall porter you will ever consume. Shear ecstasy for the palate.
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Henrik - thank you! The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady and smooth head and a smooth body. Delicious aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, strong coffee, malt, barrel and dark bread. Intense and strong finish. Great beer.
ramboraffe (1757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget web. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee and light sweer vanilla. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.