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RATINGS: 630   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 lilí, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (1186) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2015
No aroma but very smooth taste. Hints of chicory. Wife tastes licorice. Little head. Once again, smooth. A dangerous 11.5% beer. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an inky black beer that pours with a large foamy dark brown head which unfortunately rapidly disappears. It has a very rich cherry, plum and vanilla flavour, oak and leather notes with more boozy sweet red fruit on the oily finish. Pretty good but a bit to high in its ABV for me. However drinking it on day 2, it has a slightly smoother edge to the flavours. Better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b33r (835) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2015 Rerate: Dark brown black color, small medium brown head, with sporadic strands of oily lacing. Aroma has nice chocolaty cocoa, caramel malts, and strong vanilla notes. Flavor is extraordinary, super smooth, cocoa, malts, minimal bitterness, sweet and sticky. This is the best imperial porter Iíve ever had. Itís more mellow than an imperial stout, which can be so overbearing itís not enjoyable. Thereís no bitterness or crazy booziness here, itís just so smooth- like a good imperial stout thatís been aged already for 5 years. Iím buying another 4pk tomorrow. 8/3/15, (7)(4)(8)(4)(1 4 Dark brown black color with almost no head, just a tiny thin medium brown ring, with faint messy lacing. Aroma has nice caramel, cocoa malts. Flavor is smooth and creamy, sweet chocolate, light bitter coffee notes, chewy toffee. Mouthfeel is thick and oily leaving my lips sticky. So very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (1584) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Draught. Pours pitch black, white small head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, dark chcolate, cofee, dried, fruits and unfortunately strong aldehyde which completely ruins greatness of the rest aroma. In taste sweet, quite roasty with dark chocolate. Dried fruits flavours. Here aldehyde is not so strong, yet still noticable. Full bodied, sweet finished with medium bitterness. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4015) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. Black. Rich, deep aroma, of prune and liquor. Rich, liquor-like taste. Smooth texture, no carbonation, full body, long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JUL 26, 2015
330 ml bottle from Club de Cervezas, Chile. Pours a pitch black color and, after a vigorous pour, just a small light brown head and a medium lacing. Aroma is densely malty with loads of chocolate, dark fruits, prunes, dates, licorice, Port Wine and burnt sugars. Intense stuff. Taste is sweet with some umami touches. Strong burnt sugars and chocolate can be felt throughout the whole mouthfeel without the slightest roasty bitterness or astringency. Maybe slightly too sweet for my taste. Bold and a little bit boozy, very warming. Oily texture, low carbonation. This is heavy stuff. A nice Imperial Porter, good sipper. The 330 ml bottle might be excessive for some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dwyerpg (5498) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Looks fine, dark with the tan head but this beer is just so sweet that I did not enjoy it at all. The sweetness actually even let the alcohol become present. I did not enjoy this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBHansen (698) - KÝge, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ home w friends/the chef. Appearance: clear black with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, raisins, dark fruits, chocolate and some ash. palette: strong malty and fruity aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, distinct sweetness, balanced by a medium to strong bitterness, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice powerful porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Tom L. 2014 bottle, 9.8%. Black with a bit of light brown foam. Aroma of chocolate, cherries, plums, some alcohol. Sweet flavor with chocolate, dark fruits (lots of plums), a sourish note, and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1853) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle. Color black with small brown head. Aroma roasted, chocolate malt. Taste sweet, roasted, chocolate, bitter finish.

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