Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Poured inky black with a short, but well-retained smoked beige head. The aroma picked up ashy smoked malts, coffee, maple, and vanilla with light, fresh herbal hop accents.. lots of rich, dark sweetness going on, but it worked. The flavor opened with a little tangy green coffee bean and black pepper, with warm, syrupy chocolate, coffee, and a hefty complement of almond behind.. sweet almond, chocolate, and vanilla over roasty coffee on the finish. Heavy-bodied and oily on the palate.. sweeter than I needed, but it was coating and tasty.. and it held the 11.5% very well in check.. this was mighty tasty, but after about 6 ounces it became a chore to drink.
Hanuta06 (391) - Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: from tap at The Beer Junction.
Aroma: moderate chocolate aroma.
Appearance: small, frothy, brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark brown/black body.
Taste: heavy/harshly sweet, dark-chocolate, initial flavor and finish with long duration.
Palate: medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: at first it tasted really good--like a dark-chocolate bar--but the overwhelming sweetness quickly got old. By the time I’d finished half the glass, I was getting tired of it and it took a while to finish the second half. Reminded me of the days after Halloween during my childhood when I’d eaten too much candy in one sitting. It would be great in a four ounce sampler, but an entire glass was too much.
burg326 (4591) - Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle poured a dark brown color with aromas of almonds, cookie, light vanilla, chocolate, and some coffee. Flavors are the same, mostly light almond cookie with some chocolate added. A nice porter overall.
FatPhil (10702) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle (Snow@ChrisO)
Black, with a tight tan head. Has a real biscotti aroma, some chocolate too. Pretty nice, but a bit sweet. Alas it’s mega-sweet in the mouth - it’s basically pureed chocolate cookies. Slick and smooth body, and too sticky. I nearly gave this "1" for palate it was so slick, but I was feeling generous. Sugars only just restrain the massive alcohol, but it’s a fairly unsophisticated sweet boozy mess. Shame, as it smelt pretty OK.
Ratman197 (11100) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at City Beer poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, almond and light coffee. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, almond and light coffee with a smooth lingering milk chocolate finish.
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is uncategorizable and spectacular. Dark, rich and sweet beyond all reason, the Biscotti Imperial is neither a stout nor a porter, but it is just as dark and rich. I swear I taste actual cocoa somewhere in the middle of this beer. Strong and most dangerously smooth drinking. If you see this beer, GET IT.
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MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a used motor oil black with a very minimal tan head. Aromas of fig, green coffee, some cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet, roasty, full bodied but with very low carbonation. Very good.
Pailhead (5588) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy roasted coffee and moderate nuts (almost peanut butter-ish). It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights with a small beige head. The flavor starts with milk chocolate and lighter caramel. The finish has moderate espresso, vanilla, and hazelnut. It?s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
jbruner (2920) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque brownish-black from the bottle with thin tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is booze, vanilla, roasted malts, and oaky sweetness. Taste is vanilla and chocolate sweetness, with a hint of bready grain and coffee. Thick and bitter finish that leaves a filmy mouth. Damn good beer.
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, almonds, dark chocolate, & vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, rich dark chocolate, espresso, caramel, vanilla, and some licorice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Overall, rich palate - delicious.