omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Near black with smalk beige head. Smoky tarry nose. Mid sweet with near full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Peat and coal, tar and licorice, yet mild and a harmonious. Mildly warming finish.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks ajax25g. Small beige head atop dark brown body. aroma is moderately sweet, smoked cheese, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, smoked meat, some caramel. Medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 100th imperial porter rating, for the second time. Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thank you! Murky brown color, scant edge head. Aroma of boozy Hershey’s syrup. Taste is s ooth dark boozy cocoa and burnt espresso.
bhensonb (9825) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is smoke, treacle, chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, with smoke, underlying treacle. Finishes a bit more treacle than chocolate, it’s bitter but not quite dry. Complex seems an appropriate description.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with an off-white head. Nose is smokey and roasty. Coffee, burnt sugar, licorice, and a bit of a savory/meaty note. Salt, some graham cracker, and dark fruits. Sweet flavor of dark fruit, licorice, and burnt sugar. Lots of smoke, some graham cracker, roasted malt, and coffee. Salty, meaty notes on the finish.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of bakers cocoa, smoke and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of smoke and bakers cocoa with a smooth lingering smokey finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by noodleuser. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is smoke, meat, chocolate and roast malt with dates. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruits, and smoked meat with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown color with a beige head. Flavors of ham, bacon, light cocoa, a bit of brown sugar...very smoky.
Sammy (7715) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at 101 Bottles, Kent. Animal sweat aroma. Black and very lacy. Drinkable but aggressive taste, ashtray piled high.
BMan1113VR (7690) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 9.1% with a best before of 4/29/14. Pours with a very deep brown hued body, opaque, with a tan head that lasts. Aromas are of big leathery smoke, a bit burnt, mineral, earthy, peat and mild melanoidins. Flavors are caramelized, earthy, leathery smoke, a touch acrid and bitter. All malt flavors, minimal hops, very light dark fruit esters, mildly toasty. Medium carbonation, fuller bodied, neutral balance. Lightly warming.