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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (380) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours black with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruit, and coffee. Flavors are coffee, dark fruit, vinous tones, black chocolate. molasses and bready notes. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel that coats the tongue. Boozy. Very malty. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfredvik (1636) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
Thy body is black as a starless night, thy head may be lil’ but... oh, whatever... the small brown head sticks around for some time before it ends up as a partially covering film. Inviting and strong aroma of chocolate, dark caramel and other dark roasted malty notes. In the back I get sweet dark dried fruits, leather and liquorice, and some faint vinous hints of alcohol. Delicious and intense flavour of dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, chocolate sauce, roasted malt and dark dried fruits. Some well integrated notes of cognac-like alcohol dwell in the background, along with vanilla and traces of black currants. The taste is moderate sweet, with a fairly heavy bitter, everlasting finish. Full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. A marvellous brew!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed a decade before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1029) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2016
02/19/14 12oz bottle. Pours an opaque black with a thin, film of a head. Aroma has great notes of dark roasted malts, caramel, slight smoke, and faint coffee. Taste is bitter but with a solid sweetness. Roasted malts, hints of pine and resin, caramel, dark sugar, and a coffee bitter ending. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly syrupy in the mouth with a full carbonation. Overall a really nice, high abv beer. Lots of roasted malts, caramel, smoke, and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombelsky (28) - - APR 3, 2016
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Black coloured beer with small, brown head. Spare lacing. Nice warm aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, coffee, charcoal. Taste is heavy sweet with some bitterness hidden. Smooth, oily and thick in palate. Full body. Flat carbonation. Light alcohol. Sweet, liquor aftertaste. Medium lasting. Delicious beer

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (299) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 1, 2016
Alles drin für ein Imperial Porter. Tiefschwarz in der Farbe, keine Blume (in Wroclaw vom Fass getrunken), voller Körper mit Backpflaume und Rosinen....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1572) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, caramel and vanilla aroma. Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, plum, roasted malt, caramel, toast and slight alcohol flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation and a chocolate, coffee and roasted malt finish with a hint of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalspice (540) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2016
Helt svart med brunt skum som Ga fine gardiner ned gjennom hele glasset. Sterk duft av søt malt, tørket frukt, vanilje og hint av sherry. Smaken var umiddelbart ganske "boozy" etterfulgt av tørket frukt og noe kaffe. Tykk og oljete avslutning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (7680) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2016
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 21 Feb 2016) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with strong sweet coffee, liquorice and caramel. Malty, roasted taste with notes of liquorice, strong black coffee, cacao, molasses, raisins, dark fruit and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. Full body, thick and fairly oily mouthfeel. A certain sweetness. Solid and well made imperial porter in excellent balance for its strength. Lovely stuff!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle. A- Alcohol, sharpies, chocolate. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Alcohol, cocoa. P- Full body, sharp texture, average carbonation, abrasive finish. O- I had looked forward to this one only to take a sip and be whipped with a palate shocking abrasiveness. Maybe I just got a triple strength bottle or something but this was like liquid sharpie. I’ve had smoother bourbon.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1680) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2016
12oz bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Lots of roasted malt and hops.


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