coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured black with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was whisky, roasted malt. Flavor was whisky, roasted malt, hints of vanilla, wood. A touch of sour fruit, which was not wholly unpleasant. Quite smooth overall.
SPDickerman (859) - Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a tiny, fizzy brown head. Smells a little like chocolate and a bit of vanilla but nothing is too pronounced. Taste has a bit of vanilla and something that is kinda like a sourness or a metallic character, almost like a lesser quality bourbon. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, BridgePort Raven Mad Imperial Porter finishes with that same sort of sour character. I wanted to like this one, but I just couldn’t.
Bricktop86 (503) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 Pours black with a few fingers of thick tan head. Aroma of coffee, wood and vanilla. Taste is coffee, strong vanilla and oak, and some background hops. Creamy on the palate
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head that settled to a ring. Sweet malt aroma with some backing of barrel wood and hints of alcohol. The flavor found caramel, roast, and supported with a whisky backing. Medium body and a roasted aftertaste.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Chocolate and light bourbon and vanilla aroma. Tastes of chocolate sweet caramel notes of lightly sour bourbon and citrus with a dry subtle oak finish.
mrmartin (648) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with big tan head. Watery even for a porter. Lots of roasty and nutty malts. Hint of vanilla and bourbon. Woody dry finish
Gimmicky 3-d label decent porter.
jrob21 (2285) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. A little thin for a nimpy anything but especially a porter. Aroma has some vanilla and some roastiness. Flavor is a little toasty malt as well. A touch of red fruit working on the backside of the palate.
Hangover (1018) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark pour with a thick tan head. Aroma has chocolate, cherry, bourbon and vanilla. Flavor has a lot of bitter chocolate and bourbon flavors up front. Tart cherry middle. Finish has lingering sour notes. Based on the rating of this beer I think i got a bad bottle.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Originally reviewed: 6/28/09. Beautiful little extra received from JohnGalt1 in a recent trade (BA). Thanks, Toby!
Pours a deep black with hints of ruby on the edges. Big frothy tan head on top that retains wonderfully, leaving gorgeous webbing and lacing all over the glass. Smells of cocoa, coffee, bread, and leather...all there, just not bold.
Mouthfeel is creamy smooth. Dries the mouth a bit on the finish. Not bad for a big Porter. Flavor is of black coffee, fresh bread, licorice, and slight black tea finish. I feel dried out a bit when I drink this one. This is pretty good all around though. I’d have it again.
Indra (2558) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle, Dec. 2011 release. Nose of roasty, almost smoky malts, oak, black bread, earthiness, coffee and cocoa, also shows a very faint dark fruit character in the background. Solid black in color with a fine, lasting, dark tan head. Flavor profile is darkly sweet, roasty and oaky, with suggestions of dark chocolate, coffee, tangy, dark, cherryish fruit and a moderately bitter, surprisingly alcoholic finish that shows faint hints of whiskey. Dry, somewhat prickly and warming on the palate, with a lightly viscous feel and a medium-full body. A little rough around the edges perhaps but it’s sure as hell worth the 3 dollars I paid for it.