Beerenberger (1567) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of rich coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. An opaque blackish brown pour with a rapidly dissipating tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is amazing! Dark roasted coffee up front, a hoppy bitterness in the middle, and a vanilla chocolatety finish. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, another Ballast Point success!
cmacklin (449) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown almost black with a large, frothy, long lasting, light brown head that laces. Strong coffee aroma with roasted malt, vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of vanilla, caramel, liquorice and dark chocolate with a bitter coffee finish. Medium to full body with a smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent. A world class Imperial Porter.
ElManana (1148) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bough at bier-deluxe.de. Roast, coffee, lots of vanilla, chocolate and light bitterness. Awesome beer I must say, got even better after letting it rest overnight.
smaynard6000 (808) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is robust roasted chocolate malt and coffee. Roasted coffee flavor with vanilla notes. Full bodied with creamy texture and lingering roasty finish. Excellent.
George2Tall (29) - - AUG 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The vanilla / coffee combination is not unpleasant, but it can be overpowering. This is a beer to be enjoyed once, but cannot be drunk over an evening.
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Johnstledger8 (263) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a relatively lasting coffee brown head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Similar flavours, some liquorice and dark fruits coming through. Slick oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Beer and Wine. Dark black body with thin head. Nose is liquorice, caramel. Oily taste. Nice roast and toasty. Smooth, creamy texture. Vanilla in the finish. Really nice!
jackafholmes (713) - - AUG 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Black with tan head. Aroma is all coffee, deep roasted coffee flavours and a touch of vanilla/chocolate in the background. Taste is sweet and bitter. Medium body and prickly carbonation. Amazing stuff.
njager246 (605) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a chocolate explosion with some roasted notes of coffee and malt, taste is thick with chocolate and vanilla, hints of coffee balance it out wonderfully fantastic!
Panzerfaust (625) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - AUG 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from Club de Cervezas Pours an almost jet black color with some brownish hues visible against a strong light source. Head is medium, light brown/dark tan colored, with medium retention but a fine lingering lacing. Aroma is luscious and smooth with notes of cocoa powder, oak wood, vanilla, raw coffee beans, wet earth and a touch of moccha. Not a trace of phenols with a 10% ABV, it’s amazing. Taste is relatively sweet, vanilla overtones with oaky and roasty bitterness. Moderate intensity but well rounded and carefully brewed. Medium body, no alcohol in the taste either. Low carbonation. Woody and dry finish. Highly sessionable and not boozy at all. It’s a fine, characterful, well defined Imperial Porter, yet not the best brew by Ballast Point.
John25 (1139) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark cola. Coffee grinds, roasted malt, vanilla bean. Rich creamy feel, a hint of warm booze that lingers on the finish. Low carb. Very good.
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