BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simply beautiful on the pour. Opaque with a pillowy head.
Aroma is coffee and roasty with hint of vanilla & chocolate. A twist cone of soft ice cream. Ice cream with no sugar. A real macchiato....espresso with a touch of foam on top. Palate is very dry!
Hoppy finish. Lovely body. I do love a porter but this one is maybe a tad too bitter for me.
badpuppy69 (266) - orange, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black color with nice tan foamy head that lingers. Aroma dark chocolate vanilla roasted malt. Taste is chocolate vanilla roasted malt and some dark fruits.
andrepintado (1570) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from saveur-biere. Color is dark dark and head is thin persistent and beige. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Some tartness also. Aroma is super coffee, vanilla, roasted and vanilla. Some alcohol warmth in the finish.
Mears (21) - - DEC 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grand Slam. Ball last point rocks. Love the vanilla kick in the beer. Perfect amount of coffee!
kespecial (34) - - DEC 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A near-perfect coffee imperial stout. Huge chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and caramel flavors, all held together with robust roasted malt and some hops so it’s not TOO sweet. Pretty strong vanilla presence, which I don’t always like but is well balanced by the coffee here. A perfect beer with most desserts or even alone as a nightcap sipper in the wintertime.
SoberDave (152) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great choice. Delicious coffee bean aroma, made me want to just smell it rather than drink it. Vanilla and coffee flavours very rich and strong.
hopwine (392) - Bend, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is same plus some burn sugar, green pepper, and a lingering roastyness. Sweet mid-palate but dry on the finish. SUPER!
mambossa (9) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not a huge fan of coffee porters, but it won me over. Super mocha/carmely, creamy aroma, absolutely delightful. Color is an impenetrable black with a light amber head. Tastes almost just how it smells, a little more coffee comes through; no boozy flavor whatsoever. Perfect for a wintery beverage to sip on through the morning or night.
ARH (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle poured into a cervoise. The aroma is initially fresh coffee beans which turn towards a roasted coffee / mocha character. This is followed by briefly by fresh baked chocolate chip cookies with a notable vanilla and caramel characters. The coffee beans come back later as a secondary note to the vanilla and caramel. It pours a dark, opaque blackish color with hints of oily, burnt caramel around the edges, and is topped by a brown-orange frothy head that retains a thick ring and big, poofy island, as well as an abundant, dense lacing. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium high bitterness, nearly balanced, but it’s definitely a stronger bitter. The slick and thick texture has a creamy carbonation with a touch of prickliness. The full body starts out with smooth syrupy caramel flavored with vanilla. Then some cookie-like sugariness comes through and it finishes with espresso bitterness and a woody, gritty quality. The coffee character lingers, turning more towards coffee grounds, with hints of vanilla coming in and out.
nathan30533 (688) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyable coffee imperial porter. Tasty and smelly. Of greatness. This beer stands out above the rest.
skortila (4622) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Thanks Noize for the share. The aroma has big vanilla and moccha. Black coloured beer with a thin,beige head. The taste is sweet, slightly bitter, has moccha, vanilla, toffee, some roast. Very full and tasty. Great desert beer. I just don’t like it when they talk about ’Imperial porter’. It is nonsense, just the same as imperial stout.