Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Very dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts and whiskey. Taste is sour with lots sweet roasted malts. Roasty finish. Too sour I ended up pouring it out.
Strykzone (6558) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We enjoyed a bottle together via facebook chat. This was a handsome beer being black and sporting a nice tan head. A roasted nose more than anything. Roasted flavor, too. There was gobs of roasted notes and it was on the harsh side. Later I tasted vanilla and even later some whiskey came through. It did have a nice smooth rich feel. Temperatures brought positive changes. A nice beer.
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light whiskey, wood and roast aromas. Roasty, thin porter with a slight edge of almost-tartness due to the whiskey, which also imparts some vanilla notes. Brown-copper in color with a bit of tan head.
mttan02 (29) - Tolleson, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very glad I tried this beer! Beautifully dark. Super smooth mouthfeel. Delicious! Very highly recommended.
coolpop (1394) - 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 (1150) - 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 (761) - 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 (5533) - 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 (780) - 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.