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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
gopherfan99 (1047) - CROATIA - NOV 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle; pours black with a mocha colored head; roasted coffee aroma with hints of vanilla, chocolate, and malt; taste is roasted coffee with chocolate, vanilla, and malt; finish is dry, roasted coffee and malt with a touch of bitterness; wow, excellent imperial porter
Radek Kliber (6825) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: on tap at Birch
Aroma: bold, heavy with chocolate, alcohol and vanilla. Mild residue of heat coming from its alcohol. More of late chocolate
Top: small and white.
Base: black, almost opaque
Palate : full bodied, smooth with light carbonation.
Taste: very nice blend of cask and dry heat adds to dimension. Last soft chocolate (semi-dark).
other notes solid, very nice.
puboflyons (2707) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Deep dark brown pour under a fluffy tan head. Vibrant aroma of vanilla, spent coffee grinds, and vague fruit character. The body is smooth and medium. Coffee and caramel sweetness in the flavor with a full bitterness that lingers briefly at the finish.
zimbo (808) - SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2015 Damp concrete roadt nose. Black super glossy appearance with light loose light tan head.
Deep sappy slick body. Bitter dark chocolate & coffee with traces of ash and restrained liquorice. Some acidity. Light vanilla.The bitterness leaves a very long lingering black coating in the roof of your mouth. Stealthily huge but still linear.
Jared_Clifton (86) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black with tan head. Heavy body. Tons of coffee, hints of vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Huge coffee and dark chocolate bitterness throughout.
mariuspoenari (42) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark crimson pour with generous head and visible carbonation. Huge vanilla smell, together with coffee, chocolate, cocoa and caramel. The taste is quite complex and perfectly balanced, with vanilla up front, followed by coffee, alcohol spiciness and malt sweetness blended together with a soft bitterness. The soft carbonation makes for a very nice mouth-feel. Medium-dry finish with a strong vanilla feel that lasts on the palate. One of the best porters around, and I am quite picky about my porters.
Nijstrom (272) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cosmic Comic Cafe. Lots of chocolate and coffee. Also vanilla and sweet roasted malts. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Dry and bitter finish. Excellent!
Savage_Night (243) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a light brown medium head. Head retention is good. AROMA: dark roasted malt, vanilla, blond coffee, smoky, dark bitter chocolate oil, burned brown sugar, peppercorn, slight alcohol, caramel, earthy, faint toffee, spices licorice, herbs and slight tobacco. TASTE: dark roasted malt, vanilla, blond coffee, peppercorn, smoky, dark bitter chocolate oil, spices burned brown sugar, slight alcohol, hop spice, molasses, tangy, caramel, earthy, faint toffee, licorice, herbs, faint chili pepper and slight tobacco. AFTER TASTE: bitter malt, peppercorn, burned brown sugar, bitter coffee oil and herbs with an oily spiced finish.
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served on tap at the Beer Market in Vernon Hills. Arrived in a snifter. Very dark black, oily liquid with a deep, low, dense tan head. Aroma has a strong coffee nose with hefty chocolate and toasted malt notes. Flavor is extremely complex with a very early coffee flavor but it is quickly combined with a sweet chocolate, smooth toasted maltiness and with a smooth vanilla/ice cream finish. Body is very oily and extremely hefty. Overall one of the better beers I have had in a long time. Very well crafted and worth the time to find.
BrewHaMeister (322) - - NOV 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber bottle, thanks to Bytemesis, poured like motor oil. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and booze. Flavor is silky vanilla cocoa. I want some more.