Advocate_Ames (242) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a cream brown like foam that just hugs the ring of my glass. The aroma is of malts, chocolate, lite smoke, and lite fruit. The flavor has malts, bitter chocolate, and a touch of rye in the finish. The after taste is pleasant. The X1 is balanced nicely. No ingredient comes off too strong. Overall this was a fine brew, well worth trying.
italianjohn (2043) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a decent sized khaki head .... aroma is all chocolate baby, with a light roasted and caramel malt ..... taste is of chocolate/cocoa, roasted and caramel malts ..... body is nice and full with a light oily/slickness to it .... finish is lightly bitter ... the rye is hardly there, but this is a solid imperial porter .... almost reminds me of a southern tier choklat
mikem409 (1215) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks Kerry! Pours jet black medium khaki head. Big coco aroma. Taste is medium body lots of creamy chocolate and spice from rye
DeputyAndy (627) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with everyone for NYE. Pitch black pour. slight head. Some chocolate notes in the aroma. Taste is rather thin but has some chocolate, roastiness, and just a little bit of heft but not much.
jredmond (4117) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Dallas on NYE shared with Dallas, Moreau, PJ, and Wallace. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin chocolate brown lacing. Aroma is roasty with a touch of smoke and fruit. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of roast, toasted malts, smoke, light fruity malts and a touch of earth.
JCB (3862) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from The Perfect Pour, Elkridge, MD. Viscous, oily, near black pour with a silky tan head on top. Nose is richly sweet as expected, but in addition to the hints of roast coffee the spice and grain give this a depth dimension that redeems it from being overly cloying. The hefty mouthfeel gives it even more of a bready quality, an earthy dessert like a hippie muffin or something. Plus breakfast stout. What’s not to like?
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a viscous black with a thick tan head. The nose has notes of soy sauce and chocolate. A little smokiness emerges as it warms. Full bodied and rich on the tongue. A little sweetness combined with notes of soy, dark chocolate, earthy malt, and smoke. Quite the combination. Very tasty stuff.
khoffman43 (943) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin, tan, fluffy head. Aroma is chocolate and malts. Flavor is awesome. Chocolate, malts and a perfect mouthfeel. Very nice.
boxofrane (1219) - pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at craft ale house. Pours black with no head. The aroma Is rye and sweet dark malt. The taste is sweet with a rye spice.
abcfan (591) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty amazing stuff! Pours black with no head. Aroma is chocolate, cherries, coffee, tobacco, and light smoke. Silky smooth in mouth, slightly oily. Finish is slightly tobacco / coffee, with a bitter, dry finish.