cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a heinous black color with a fading tan head and lasting ring. Burly bittered dry aromas with a strong coffee and boozy vibe. Slight vanilla and chocolate scents are the top slice of a layered and deep bouquet. Spent coffee and chocolate flavors are present as well as a pronounced bittered piney backbone that strikes down the palate. The rounded flavors emerge to elicit some fruited slightly souring sparkled notes to reveal a lasting drying finish. Very ncie
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought at Beverage World. Pours a deep brown/black split, and the aroma is immediate: chocolate, coffee, espresso, vanilla, wow! Flavor also has a coffee profile...I really think the cold brew made a difference in the taste. Full body but smooth.
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Dorkenstein (11) - - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of cold pressed coffee and a little booze. Appearance is pitch black body with a dark brown head. Lacing is noticed on the glass while drinking. Taste is of cold pressed black coffee, mild vanilla bean, and slight black licorice flavor. A slight bitter after taste in the back of the tongue follows when swallowing.
Tommynh (64) - - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was OK but, strange to say this, seemed to have too much flavor. You can taste the coffee, the vanilla, maybe that was part of the licorice taste too. Very dark with a coffee smell, a bit heavy, it was "Ok"
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Jerm719 (126) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big think used motor oil body. Tons of burnt coffee beans, mild vanilla bean. Heavily roasted malt, earthy balanced hops. Long burnt coffee finish. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice !
kkleu357 (462) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes on 3/28/15
Lots of coffee aroma. Smooth and tasty. Dark think body. Tons of coffee flavor with undertones of vanilla. Victory!
ScipioA (365) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is black with a small brown head on top. Aromas are coffee and a little bit of alcohol and chocolate. The flavor reminds me of cappuccino with a vanilla flavor shot added to it, or maybe coffee ice cream. Thick and chewy and slightly carbonated mouthfeel with lingering coffee. Great imperial porter, and nice to see something so good widely distributed and easy to buy.
beerbaaron (1524) - Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Dark chocolate brown/black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is full of delicious coffee, espresso, Along with chocolate. Flavor also features delicious coffee, espresso. Full body. smooth. Mild to moderate roast and bitterness. Intense but smooth.
leghorn99 (72) - Livorno, ITALY - APR 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
E’ di colore nero impenetrabile; bella la schiuma, cremosa, color kaki, persistente, piuttosto buona l’allacciatura. Al naso è subito dominio di malto tostato e caffè macinato, cioccolato nero e lievi note di vaniglia. Al palato viene confermato quanto percepito al naso, possente il gusto di caffè, di orzo torrefatto e di cioccolato extra fondente, seguiti ancora da lievi sapori di vaniglia; il retrogusto è felicemente amaro/caffeoso. :-D
BananaBi11 (17) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes the way it tells us in the label, ’vanilla and coffee’. The beer is very good, very sweet. This is one of the best porters out there imo. Has a similar taste to a stout, but less heavy. A very drinkable beer.
bigericsports (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap @Kips, Pint pour is dark brown. Nice Mocha head with sparse lacing. The aroma is coffee up front, with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is sweet vanilla, coffee, chocolate, the alcohol is well hidden. Would recommend this highly to my friends!