DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Changed (458) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Borup (9447) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, bread, sweetness, dried fruit, cocao and alcohol.
The_Osprey (4887) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Bif (1832) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Fashawn (514) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAR 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poetry in a bottle, liquid masterpiece. Hazelnut, licorice, Brown sugar, barley... Very good porter. My all time favourite
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BrewTom (522) - - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
probstblueribbon (3498) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
kevinsenn (1670) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.