degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly one of the best of the style. Perfect amount of coffee and vanilla to go along with a very nice porter. Excited every time I see this beer.
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice imperial porter. Dark chocolate, amounts of vanilla and dark chocolate. Really tasty. Only bad thing is that its get a little bit to much in the long run. Would love to try the Bourbon aged version.
chinchill (2552) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Now available in 6 packs! :)
Great looking, with a frothy tan head that leaves lovely lacing and has great retention.
Aroma: coffee, dark roasted grains, vanilla and alcohol, in that order.
Flavor: initially more subdued coffee allowing a nicely balanced mix, but the coffee does build at the end and build with repeated sipping. Vanilla is subtle.
BrettTaylor (616) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle at 54F. Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger tan head. Head leaves lots of lacing. Aroma - cocoa nibs, coffee, smoked green chile. Taste - holy cow big; dark chocolate, dark coffee, alcohol and a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is rich and a touch oily. It is a bit too big and coffee-centered for me.
drpimento (2345) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Lovely monster. Appearance is a large tan, slow to settle, thick head with lots of lace and and opaque black brown color. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, roast malt, leather, black earth, dank forest, cement. Flavor’s similar to nose, fairly dry, just enough tang and bitter to balance and then a hint of sweet in the finish. Body is just right. Long finish. Nary a hint of strength.
X (45) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy gadzooks batman, this stuff rocks. I feel an urge to watch old WW2 movies about victory at Coral Sea and Midway. Lots of bitter coffee, mocha, black walnuts and buncha other stuff. Loved it.
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a large tan head.
Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt and very soft coffee.
Flavours include more vanilla and a fair bit of sweet malt. A fair whack of coffee too.
RyanK (240) - Rhode Island, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Pours an impenetrable black with a small tan head. Smell of coffee beans and vanilla, with some other complexities. Is thick bodied and relatively well carbonated. Dark coffee flavors dominate and make for a bitter, dry beer. Alcohol is well hidden by bitterness, not much vanilla when tasting just bitter coffee. Very solid and impressive for 10%.
jefcon (1451) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour. Smoky coffee aromas with some background bitterness. Sweet on sipping. Chewy palate. Dry finish. Coffee and vanilla syrup. Slightly medicinal finish.
ryecatcher (900) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a virtually opaque brownish-black, frothy espresso colored head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is a massive wallop of coffee beans, leather, wood, roasted barley, hint of vanilla. Mouth is oily and coffee forward, bittersweet, vanilla, brown sugar, undertones of dried fruit, earthiness, leather. Finishes a touch hot (ABV on this one is prominent... might grab another bottle to cellar -- which at $7.99 is a no-brainer!).
Fukito (868) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 14, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a completely opaque black with a nice, big and lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is coffe and vanilla with some liquorice. Flavor is boozy coffee with a rich vanilla sweetness, but never overwhelming or burning, kind of drinkable for its weight. Medium to heavy palate, complex layered, great sipping imperial porter.