ads135 (3290) - 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.
aenima (292) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great imperial porter! Really chicolately aroma almost coffee like. The taste is chocolatelty and hints of coffee. A little toasty background. Sligthly sweet but I like it!
kindacold (217) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is like heaven. Smells like mocha. Pours nearly black with thick, creamy head. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, cream, cinnamon, molasses, and perfection. Finishes clean and easy. Get this beer.
Saebom (6) - - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
listed as a porter? drinks more like a sweet stout. opaque, liked the big body, became a fave at first taste
dumontn (529) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with a perfect brown head formed of tiny bubbles with incredible retention. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, nuts, smoke, and earth. Taste is smoke, chocolate, coffee, leather, rich roasted malt, and nutty on the finish. Body is full, creamy, average carbonation, super smooth bitter coffee finish. Overall, super rich, damn near perfect, awesome use of almonds in a beer.
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ beertemple. Aroma is huge mocca coffee roasty espresso madness. Perculator. Flavour is deep roasty mocca, very smooth and creamy, medium sweet at first, followed by a short but intense coffee and roast bitterness. Lingering mocca and roast. Awesome.
DiarmaidBHK (3661) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vintner wine market. Pours black with a half inch of brown foam. Big almond and chocolate notes on the nose. Massive chocolate and almond on the tongue. Hides the alcohol very well. Extremely nice!
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: A complete absence of light on the other side of this one. A nice small beige head that leaves an ok lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, chocolate and caramel.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet with a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Creamy texture.
Taste: Espresso, crème brulee, ice cream and chocolate.
Overall impression: Solid stuff! No point eating crème brulee when I can have both together in this lovely brew.
Personal stats: On tap @ Crowbar in Oslo, Norway
BananaBi11 (17) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer. Smelled of baked goods, which I would say is a good thing considering it has ’biscotti’ in the title. Heavy drink with strong coffee, cake, and some bitter taste as well. I would say there was a bit of a vanilla flavor as well. Thoroughly enjoyed this. Would put it up there as one of the best that I have had.
Vaiz (3735) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ beer temple. Brown to black pour, foamy tan head. Aroma of loads of coffee, ash, roasty malts, caramel and chocolate. Flavor is roasty bitter chocolate with loads of coffee, some vanilla. Very nice balance and decent body. Nice brew.