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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours an extraordinarily dark brown with a short mochaccino froth colored head. Chocolate, fruit, and faint coffee aromas. Nothing "imperial" about the nose. Viscous and chewy. Metallic at the beginning. Man, I hope that fades as it warms. Fruit dominates, Cadbury chocolate, and faint coffee. Fruit expresses more at the very front and again at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Changed (458) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Dated about a year ago. Pours black. Just black. Small tan head, no lacing. Aroma is like a barleywine; also, banana and plenty of roasted malt. Flavor... wow. The flavor! It has everything. Roasted malt, banana, toffee, chocolate, slight sour funk, ash can, red berries. Body is substantial, mouthfeel is creamy, carbonation is fine and sharp. This is undoubtably the best dark beer I’ve had as of 3/19/2015, and maybe the best beer, too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (9447) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
From tap. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, bread, sweetness, dried fruit, cocao and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
330ml, 11.5%, bottled Oct 2013. Black, small foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, red berry, raspberry. Body is medium, slightly foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is soft toffee malts, tangy berry, sweet seaweed, bacon, ashy. Tasty and interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bif (1832) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head that lasts. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit and bit of nut. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit with nuts. Good bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, thick and creamy, robust character with very little hint of the 11.5% ABV. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fashawn (514) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 8, 2015
Poetry in a bottle, liquid masterpiece. Hazelnut, licorice, Brown sugar, barley... Very good porter. My all time favourite

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherd’s Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Rich, boozy, roasty, malty, sweet aroma. Tastes similar, rich, boozy, roasty, malty, sweet, slight coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewTom (522) - - FEB 28, 2015
Pours with a thick caramel coloured head. Fruity molasses aroma. This beer has incredible depth & flavour - like a liquid chocolate fondant with a thick, caramel finish. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3498) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
12 oz bottle from BOTW (Rochester), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a reasonable mocha head. Aroma: Very deep and dark with a distinct savoury (beef broth/gravy) note, a little dark chocolate, molasses, light licorice, boozy, dark cherries, a bit peppery, after a while that savoury note disappears and the more common Impy Stout/Porter notes shine. Palate: Medium-full body, slightly aggressive carbonation, syrupy. Flav.: Lots of deep/dark malt, molasses, dark chocolate, a little black coffee, alcohol, un-fermented syrup, sweet; quite sweet with decent bitterness, plenty of alcohol and a dark chocolate, cacao, under-fermented thing.

Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1670) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store, Mountain View, CA. Aroma of dark fruit, coffee. Super dense taste of dark fruit, molasses, and some roasted grains. Bitter finish.

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