sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep black with no head apparent. Aroma of dark chocolate and some citrus hops. Full, oily body. Flavour is dark chocolate, berry fruit and some liquorice.
UDBeernut (2182) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours deep dark murky brown with ruby edges. No head what so ever. Nose has nice debittered chocolate and slight roast. Taste pretty much follows in order with adequate bitterness and addition of licorice. Light notes of citrus on finish. Body is full, very light carbonation.
haukur (1438) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lost my notes on this one but here goes anyway. dark dark dark brown with no head. Very vinegary and sweet. Roasty and sticky sugary finish.
RoyB (23) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 9 sept 2011, pours a nice dense off-white head. Taste of laurel, bitter chocolate, hoppy bitterness that lasts long in the mouth. Slight dark fruits, slight alcohol. The taste was special and quite complex, still somehow not my favorite imperial porter. The bitterness combined with this specific aroma is something i have to get used to.
jredmond (6382) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Vin. Pours deep, murky brownish black body with nice off white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is deep rich roast, chocolate, dark fruit and a nice, fresh hop balance. Mouthfeel is medium with nice carbonation and notes of chocolate, citrus hops, light bitter pine, toasted chocolate malts, dark fruits and licorice. Awesome porter.
VsXsV (2861) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, licorice, chocolate, Belgo yeast esters, anise and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and licorice. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice stuff.
HermanW (1048) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl fles @home. een hele lekkere porter.
javiercrasher (219) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Marrón oscura, muchísima espuma y cuerpo medio.
Aroma a chocolate, licor y barriles de roble.
Sabor a chocolate amargo debido a la presencia del lúpulo y agradable regusto del alcohol.
Un gran cerveza.
bb (7642) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Rich malt and chocolate aroma with light licorice. Caramel and toffee flavor with chocolate. Medium bodied. Toffee and caramel lingers with chocolate and light licorice.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
’12 bottle. Black pour with a quickly fading thinnish tan head. Aroma is thin, dry roast with chocolate, bitter hops, and background raisin and darker malt. Taste is heavy on the roast with a nice contrast between the bitter chocolate and hops. Bit of raisin with alcohol through the finish. Thin mouthfeel. I like the roasted character and the hops but the mouthfeel is way too thin IMHO for a beer this big.