hershiser2 (1911) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a small head. Aroma of coffee and chocolates. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, lightly smoky. Tasty.
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown pour. This one has a strangle almost flowery flavor. Otherwise its okay.
Kinz (3713) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a pint of this at Southbound, mostly because I had tired of wine at that point in our foodie day. Poured dark brown to black, a bit on the murky side. Aroma was chocolate, a touch of espresso, and a bit boozy. Flavor matched. Still within the Imperial Porter realm, but edging toward stout. Not bad, but there was something about the malt profile that I couldn’t put my finger on that i didn’t love.
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Meridian Pint pours a murky black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has a lovely blend of brown sugar and high quality coffee, toasted bread, malt, mild molasses. Quite fragrant. Flavor is superb, brown sugar, a little cakey, chocolate, coffee bean, roasted malts, mild raisin, even hints of black pepper or ancho. Finishes in spectacular fashion, enveloping, long lasting but dry and peppery. A total surprise. Superb.
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark maroon color, beige hrad with solid lacing. Aroma of brownies dipped in coffee. Taste is intense cocoa and espresso. Very tasty.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewery. Great blend of coffee and smokey porter flavor. Nice foamy cream tan head. Definitely some coffee, smoke, and roasts working. Very good.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with off-white head. Aromas of roast, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, dark fruit, roasty notes, coffee. Medium-full body with a dry finish.
radagast83 (7090) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour, dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was notes of roasted malts, touch of chocolate, with some elements of coffee. Flavor was pretty tasty - easy to drink chocolate notes, some coffee. Pretty enjoyable. Alcohol was totally masked in this one.
Emeister84 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of roasted coffee, chocolate, and char. Dark brown with a moderately lasting, tan head. Dry, roasty, and somewhat bitter. Medium-full bodied, strong, and roasty.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter dark chocolate. The taste is sweet and bitter chocolate, coffee. Very reminiscent of chocolate covered espresso beans. Medium bodied, fair amount of booze. Very nice beer.