sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a one finger mocha head that thins fast.
Aroma is huge, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of reese peanut butter cup. Weird and awesome!
Taste is a big coffee bitter with a chocolate and vanilla finish.
Low-medium body with a low-medium carbonation.
Overall very good. Big coffee and vanilla aroma and taste. Great.
libertine (307) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a moderate khaki head. Aroma is Fresh roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Smells like really good fudge. Taste of fresh coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Once again, reminds me of really good fudge. Medium/full bodied with moderate carbonation. At 10 percent abv the alcohol is well hidden in the coffee and vanilla sweetness. Creamy/oily mouthfeel with a fantastic lingering bitter finish. The coffee takes center stage for me on this one. Whatever coffee they used to brew this is fantastic. The value of this beer is outstanding.
Abijen (2197) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pik zwart met een beige kraag. Ruikt chocolade, cacao, geroosterd, koffie. Smaakt chocolade, zacht, vanille, geroosterd. Heerlijk.
Bosbouw (2230) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pikzwart met een goede kraag. Ruikt vol koffie, bitter, gebrand, vanille, pure chocolade. Smaakt vol, vanille, koffie, chocolade. Zachte bittere afdronk.
milewide (1824) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quality porter, or IMO, a stout. However, all coffee and vanilla and too little roast aroma and taste.
SpongeRuiner (1008) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My first to have in Michigan. It’s good to have them here. On tap at The Oak. Dark black pour with a mocha head. Coffee chocolate nose. Big coffee bitterness that goes through the whole thing. Very drinkable. Nice feel. Some sharp carb feels. Good stuff.
gopherfan99 (1057) - 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 (2711) - 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 (811) - 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.