NeuroPliny (238) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery in San Diego. Served in a tulip glass. Rich creamy brown head over blackness. Coffee, molasses, and hazelnut on the nose.
More bitter hoppy notes than the aroma would suggest giving it a nice surprise. This screams coffee and vanilla throughout but it is well balanced with dry hoppy bitterness. Great imperial porter in its greater than expected complexity.
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 (6352) - 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 (1725) - 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.
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla and coffee flavor really stands out. Yummmmm. The downside is that the flavor tastes a bit artificial.
electrotype (585) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Très axée sur la vanille, c’est un dessert sucré et cochon. Un alcool magnifiquement caché et une buvabilité assez épeurante. Pas une bière extrêmement complexe, c’est au bout du compte comme un cupcake qu’on mange sans trop se poser de question.
partchapol (86) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell and taste of coffee, cacao, vanilla. Taste also malt, slightly sour, right bitterness. Right texture. Very good beer, just hope it less of vanilla.
WillemsUrenkel (1328) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 fl oz bottle, bought at the brewery. My 100th US beer on RB. Nearly black, only reddish edges. More than one finger beige head. Strong coffee on the nose. Taste starts also with strong coffee. In the middle part some low sweetness, little bit vanilla. Increasing alcoholic. Malt in the background. Warming. Strong stuff.
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black body with brown head. Aroma is coffee chocolate dried fruit and some vanilla. Taste is also coffee, vanilla with some roasted malts. Aftertaste is nice bitter perfect balanced by some malty sweetness. Very nice one.
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black color with thin light brown ring of a head an little lacing. Aroma and flavor have deep chocolatey, cocoa, coffee and vanilla notes. Very smooth but bold, and tasty!