Scopey (3246) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, strong coffee almond and toasted coconut. The taste is pretty damn sweet, sugary coffee, toffee, caramel, wood, vanilla, banana, espresso, roasted malt, nut, toast and cola with a dry, bitter-sweet finish. It definitely comes together as biscotti. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Flavoursome but pretty damn sweet and cloying. I can appreciate why others may really like this; it’s just not for me.
ICEatALAMO (534) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice light brown head that sticks around. The aroma is mostly malt, some toffee and dark burnt fruits. The taste is very well balanced. Some of the toffee and coffee play through. The malt is upfront and then gives in to the booziness of the beer. A nice porter, almost a stout in my mind.
ads135 (1572) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I wouldn’t like it if every imperial porter tasted like this (not that they could), but something this decadent is a real treat in moderation. A true dessert beer, chocolate, vanilla, creamy, rich, and dark. Delicious.
Tried at the bier station in KC.
unclemike (1889) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy brown with nice thick off white lacing. Aroma is pure dark chocolate, light coffee, roast and biscuit. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to thin with same notes plus a hint of almond.
Sperine (155) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. I am a fan of these delicious sweet stouts. Makes me want to actually have a biscotti break with this. Or just try the Imperial Biscotti Break. Probably both.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
30th July 2012
Opaque black-brown beer, good sized tan head. Frothy airy palate, dry. Hazlenut! Hazlenut dominates the dark malt. Trace of coffee. Mild minerals. Not getting any vanilla. Creamy finish. A very nutty beer!
Proeferius (72) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle@home, pours dark with beige head, well balanced with an medium carbonation. Very tastefull and thanks to John for sharing.
meerbier (1197) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Coffee beers not being my favourite, yet this one kind of impressed me. Not that much overwhelming coffee but balanced and still flavourful. Sparkling, light alcoholic. Yummy.
Kobal (57) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a viscous black with very little head. Smells of almond and chocolate with roasted coffee. Taste is an initial brief umami flavor rapidly followed by bitter roast coffee, moving into sweet chocolate and almond. Alcohol kind of hides under the big flavors, but can be detected. Finish lasts forever. Body is thick, rich and smooth with hardly any carbonation. Delicious, very well balanced between nutty coffee bitter and rich sweet chocolate.
Torrefacto (62) - - MAR 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color negro opaco, espuma beige, densa y duradera. Aroma predominantemente de chocolate dulce, con matices de café y, por imaginar, bizcocho. Sabor progesivo: de inicio, nuevamente chocolate dulce (sn excesos), pero acabando con un amargor ligero, que es el que se impone finalmente en la boca tras la desgustación. La textura, pese a tener una carbonatación muy buena, es media tirando a densa. Con todo, una gran cerveza.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A sweet concoction with much taste akin to a vanilla almod milk off the shelves, sugar, and coffee added. Medium mouthfeel, a little creamy. more roast at the end of the bottle,lots of coffee.Brown, with reddish tinge in the retained head. Peeno’s bottle, we both concur below expectations though very drinkable.