GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
> A surprising behemoth of a coffee imperial porter
[ Bottle ][ DedicatedToFun ][ 22oz ][ REidel Stemless ][ Free ][ 1/24/14 ]
>> Pours a deep inky black with smaller, reddish foam. Nose is green olive moving to subtle bourbon barrel and deep chocolate. Taste is dense creamed coffee, dense dark chocolate. Powerful, rich palate. Quite good, always scroll past this bottle in stores. Much better than expected.
GreatDane1632 (130) - Louisiana, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet coffee aroma, simple flavor, soft creamy mouthfeel. Everything but the flavor is outstanding. Flavor is good.
boFNjackson (4002) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured jet black with a mild light brown head. An insane amount of roast on the nose. This roast came through in the flavor with added coffee. Coffee added roast, bitter-sweet tones, mild coffee-like acid, and dark chocolate/mocha. Some sweetness along with oaky & vanilla bourbon notes, but I was mostly getting roast from the grains and coffee.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with almost no head. Coffee and chocolate aroma. Bright oily palate. Vegetal coffee, dark chocolate, and subtle bourbon taste. Meh.
johnnnniee (1947) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Andover Liquors.
Pours a solid black with a smallish tan head that holds some retention. Aromas of brown sugar, milk chocolate, fudge, coffee, a touch of alcohol and bits of oak and vanilla. The flavor is sweet with lots of dark sugars, milk and dark chocolates, bits of dark dried fruits, and a bit of wood. Light earthy citrus hop flavor. There is a strong alcohol presence that burns on the way down allowing me to trace each sip on its journey towards my stomach. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet thick oily syrupy mouthfeel. This beer smells really good but the alcohol presence in the flavor keeps me from really enjoying this beer.
jtclockwork (6903) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours oily black with brown head. Nose and taste of bourbon, oak, coffee, roast chocolate malt, molasses, brown sugar, burnt vanilla and burnt snickerdoodle cookie. Medium body. Finishes with a touch of booze.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours an oily black with some spitty, brown head. Nose of coffee, malt, toasted bread, a little booze. Flavor is malty, boozy, coffee beans. A little hot, boozy finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by nmann08. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium to short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and nutty malt, licorice, prunes, and figs. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
radagast83 (4015) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by nmann08. Poured a black color, dark ruby color. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, malts, some dark fruits. Flavor had nuts, malts, figs. Pretty damn good.
DedicatedToFun (1811) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice porter, bomber i found from bevmo, good mix of chocolate and coffee