argo0 (11192) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Largge beige head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some earthy. Medium-full body, some stickiness, creaminess, low carbonation.
craftbeerdesign (2140) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
4 oz on tap at ChurchKey. black pour with a small tan head. great nose full of vanilla and chocolate. medium body - creamy throughout with more vanilla, coffee, chocolate and nice roasted malts. sweet finish.
JohnnyJ (4094) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stone sour ale fest. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Roasted malts, dry dark chocolate, vanilla, light notes of oak, and some dark fruit. Kind of boozy, but warming. A fairly dry, bitter imperial porter.
rmussman (1688) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this brew. Pours with a big nose on it. Porter qualities are strong.. Roasted malts, strong alcohol. Great winter brew.
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at City Beer back in August. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Boozy and malty nose with notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Flavor starts with caramel malt and becomes booze and somewhat subtle vanilla before a bitter chocolate finish.
thetmaxx (729) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a 12oz glass. Colour is basically black, with thick tan head. Aroma is interesting, trying to put a finger on what I smell... Coriander is notice, some alcohol smell. Flavour is also of alcohol, but still other fruit and floral flavours come through, maybe slightly oaky. Overall it is in the barley wine category, of which I’m not as familiar with.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a hazy red edge. Not much head to speak of but ok retention. Kinda ugly. Aroma of roasted vanilla with malt and some chocolate. Smells nice and rich but a slight metallic note. Flavor is sweet roasty vanilla with mocha and some yummy.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from baker 7/29/10.
pours a bit darker than red porter color with a tan head.
typical decent aroma... wood, nutty, cream and cocoa.
the flavor is the same although the palate is fairly dry and crispy. a little sourness shows up on the finish and vanilla lingers mildly in the aftertaste.
joeneugs (2934) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a tan/orange head. The aroma is burnt, woody, malty and a tad spicy. The flavor is similar and pretty dry with some bitter bakers chocolate, a touch of vanilla and dried dark fruits. The finish is spicy and roasted. The body is a tad weak. This was good, but a tad dry and bitter for this style.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a a deep cola brown with a good sized tan head, some nice lacing left on the glass. Nose held some cocoa, coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. Vanilla really comes through in the finish, reminds me of Victory @ Sea’s little brother.