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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vinylholic (22) - Uniontown, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Pours an extremely dark brown/black with a very dark brown head. Malty aroma with toasted/caramel notes. Deep, rich flavor with hints of coffee and mild sweetness. Very full body with minimal carbonation. Goes down a little thick, but without being too much so. An absolutely fantastic porter, one of the better beers Iíve had.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4134) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
bottle. Thick black with minimal head. The ABV comes across strong, but thereís plenty of flavor as well. Chocolate and licorice malts, bitter hops. Definite sipper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14174) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle 12fl oz (Biercraft)
Opaque black color, small brownish head. Heavy sweet and somewhat toasted aroma. Full-bodied. Very sweet, almost honeyish flavor. Covers alcohol quite a bit. Calvados, some roasty bitterness in the aftertaste. Way too sweet for my liking although quite complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7663) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle - Rich bitter chocolate and lots of dark fruit. Jet black with a light brown head. Dark chocolate, dark fruit and a syrupy mouthfeel. Light bitterness and lots of sweetness in the finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2015
12 oz. bottle, at home. Aroma: Sugar cone; vanilla extract; chocolate fudge; light bourbon-like impressions. Appearance: Inky black pour with a mocha cap that fades into a ring. Flavor: Understated fudge and sugar cone up front, and then sugars, sugars, sugars with vanilla extract accompaniment, leading to a lingering vanilla finish. Not terribly boozy for itís strength. Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: The kind of really sweet, dessert-like beer that I get in the mood for now and then. If I had another bottle, Iíd probably make a beer float with some vanilla bean ice cream, or go full Kentucky and have it with Transparent Pie.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7614) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a fading creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, licorice, marcipan, alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, sweet chocolate, lightly burned brown sugar, sweet / tart dark fruit, plum in madaira, marcipan, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish with warming alcohol. 090515

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (906) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a black color with a nice white head. Aromas of dark fruit, coffee, sweet dark roasted malt. Full bodied and delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (452) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2015
Tap @basement beer bar. Aroma of brown sugar and dark fruits. Black with tan head, none lasting. Heavy sweetness, some alcohol sweetness. Full body, smooth texture, average carbonation, sweet roasted finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1324) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
355ml bottle. Had this sitting in the cupboard a couple of years. Pours an opaque black with very dark brown head. Aroma is charcoal, burnt toast, roasted Malt, booze and dark fruit. Taste is really smoky. Really thick texture. Chewy, boozy finish mixed with treacle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (225) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Aroma: roasted malts, molasses, coffee, chocolate Appearance: clear black, slight brown head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, dark fruit, chocolate Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Excellent Impy porter


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