topher_78 (28) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer poured black as night, with 1/2 a fingers worth of a mocha head that left little to no lacing. The aroma is of sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is of heavy vanilla, bitter-sweet chocolate, toasted malt and espresso. The mouth feel has very little in the way of carbonation, so it’s heavy and coats your tongue as it runs over your palate, leaving a slight alcohol warming sensation in the back of your throat.
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate cereal and vanilla. Taste is kids chocolate cereals and marshmallows with an artificial vanilla note. Not very imperial either. Could barely get through it.
Oscbert (1253) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong dark chocolate aroma with licorice vanilla, wood, and light roasted coffee
Cocoa and vanilla very noticeable in flavor with bread and light coffee
Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering chocolate and vanilla finish
Well balanced and enjoyable imperial Porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bigericsports (55) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a pint glass dark brown with thin mocha head, barely any lacing. The aroma is of pure vanilla bean and dark chocolate, dark fruit and cocoa. The flavors are more of the same in a rich delicious blend. Would recommend this one to friends!
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice big porter. Vanilla dominates and almost gives it a weird coconut aroma. Plenty of chocolate. A mild bitterness. Solid.
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Wine Specialist. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is malts, caramel, dark berries, vanilla, floral notes. Taste is malts, spices, milky, licorice, caramel. Creamy texture. Sweet finish.
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with smallish brown head. Nutty roasted malt nose. Flavor is nice with coffee and hints of chocolate. Roasted malt and nutty finish.
Beerandhockey8 (361) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice black color, thick tan head. Nose is chocolate, malt, vanilla. Taste is sweet, bitterness coming through.
DuffMan (9610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at game night. Very dark brown, copper highlights. Sweet cocoa and vanilla, quite full bodied, sweet with a moderately bitter finish. Nice.
andrewje41 (2964) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured and split. Pours a near black with a tan ring head. Big vanilla bean aroma. Rich malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla. Like German chocolate cake. A little coconut. Tasty porter for sure.
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The rich vanilla definitely makes this nice, though there are faults in the base beer. Still easily the best black diamond I’ve ever had. Medium bodied, a touch of something astringent in the nose and flavor. Subtle for sure, but still a slight distraction. Otherwise dark roast and vanilla dominates both. Pleasant enough, but a one timer.