topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and booze. Flavor is lots of sweet malt, very rich. Lots of chcoolate, roast malt, some licorice, dark fruit, anise, lingering woody notes.
tricyclist (806) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample pour of deep dark, thin liquid with a super thin head. Nose is sweet and smooth, caramel and light roasted malt. Flavor is exactly opposite, with sharp warming alcohol, full roasted malt. Lightly sweetened with caramel and toffee. Really a nice transition. Smooth medium body, and quite drinkable, but the alcohol isn’t hidden. Nice...
sonnycheeba (3691) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with thick, frothy tan head; good retention and some lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted and caramel malts, dates, raisins, and some spice. Flavor is roast malt, floral hops, coffee, chocolate, raisins, and light woody notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is prunes, plums, raisins, and figs with roast and chocolate malt, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
markwise (4524) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle courtesy of dcschiller. Cheers, Dave! Pours a deep porter brown with a tab head. Nose is roast, light chocolate, and big dates and figs. Flavor is slight chocolate with dates and figs, lots of figs, huge figs, and more figs. It's good, but fruity and figgy- more so than most other incarnations of black butte. Light to medium in body and interesting overall.
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phallpdx (1) - Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A fantastic addition to the long line of BBP anniversary greats. Smooth, complex, delicious beer.
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RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dak split with my brother. Pours near black with a dark tan head. Big, roasted malt aroma. Big sweet, roasted, spicy, bready. A bit too big, but nicely decadent.
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deliciously roasty; coffee, chocolate, mild peppers(?!), a kiss of sweetness. Mature and refined. Drink it fresh ladies & gents.
Cuff_Links (35) - - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours a deep black color with beige head. Dark chocolate, roasty, sweet, fig aromas. Lots and lots of alcohol, and I personally do not like the taste of alcohol in my beer. Not bad, but not one of my favorite imperial porters.
jcnielsen (2232) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for the bottle. Pours a black color with a small beige head. Dark chocolate, roasty, sweet, fig aromas. Thick chocolate syrup, molasses flavors with a touch of alcohol. Not bad, but not one of my favorite imperial porters.