Leini (434) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown with a low moccatainted head. Roasted malt, salty liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Quite pleasant.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ZZT8: BBT1: The morning after: Thanks to Martinus:
Small beige head/lacing on top of a deep dark brown colored beer.
Aromas of coffee, roast, vinous, roasted barley malts.
Flavours of coffee, espresso, coffee beans, bitters, roasted barley malts, spices, grass, light dry.
Aftertaste is bitter, coffee, dry and light spicy.
Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy oily texture.
Very well balanced with loads of coffee.
Easy but even a bit complex. Very nice.
HULK777 (213) - - JUL 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Complex aroma of dark caramel, coffee, chocolate, and earth. Taste of bitter coffee. Semi-creamy palate, but the liqourice aftertaste is not my cup of tea.
HoppyBudgie (566) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma of liquorice and hops. Roasted flavour of liquorice, coffee and hops. Very dry roasted and hoppy finish.
douglas88 (5168) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark murky brown color wth a small white head. A sweet nose with woody oxidation and plum. A sweet flavor of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, light heat, very dry, thin and some oxidation. Mellow. Pretty good.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark brown porter with a thin mocha to brown head. In aroma, a nice mix of chocolate, briney coffee and burned coffee, with smooth grassy notes. In mouth, a nice smooth bitter chocolate with coffee grains, caramel and light peated notes.
Foffern (981) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. The colour is dark brown to black with a small light beige head that fades fast. Nice roasted aroma with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, lactose and nuts. More roasted malt in a similar flavour. Has a slick mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A nice roasted imperial porter but maybe a bit straight forward and one dimensional.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2013 500ml bottle dated Nov. 2011 served in a snifter at about 53F.
A: The beer is dark mahogany in color and poured with almost no head. This soon reduced to abit of film and a thin ring, and left minimal lacing on the glass.
S: Strong aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and dark baked bread, along with some hints of dark fruits and a suggestion of berries. Complex, unusual and rather appealing.
T: The taste is fairly similar to the smell, but with more dominance of dark roasted malts. Faint, and prefectly acceptable suggestion of some burnt grain. Hints of dark chocolate, smoke, sherry and coffee.
M: Medium-bodied. Hurt by a slight astringency and an overly low amount of carbonation.
O: This imperial porter is not real strong in terms of ABV, but packs a bold smell and taste that have nicely balanced and complex blends of aromatics and flavors.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Black opaque with tan head. Aroma sweet, of coffee, rye bread, dark chocolate. Taste with coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Nice!
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Completely opaque black-brown, virtually no head. The aroma of rich chocolate and roasted malt carries several inches at least. Up close it carries a medicinal character. The drink is even more pharmaceutical ... burning with an almost drug-like sting, and a herbal, funky licorice. (#5049, 6/5/2013)