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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 lilí, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Nearly black, very very dark brown in color with orange hues and a short-lived head, this beer smells like itís worth a million bucks. I should have bought two bottles of these! It smells dark, sweet, high in alcohol, and a little greasy. Itís light in the mouth and easier than I expected, with smoke and hints of wood well-pronounced. Its flavor profile is dense, offering a sharp, very highly roasted malt character and a punch-in-your-face roasted bitterness accompanied by a smooth, silky mouthfeel. The more you drink of this the more that smoke starts to taste like peat. Itís soft, but robust, and high in alcohol. Yet it pulls it off soft, easy, and smoothly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (637) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Poured from bottle into a tulip: Whoo this one is strong! Pours blacker and thicker than a melted tire. Aroma is burned everything, malt, raisins, currants, dark fruit, and plastic. Taste is boozy but balanced with hints of coffee, chocolate, raisin and malt. Full body, very heavy, slightly cloying. Good but man thatís strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
15th March 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is airy and slightly soft, good minerally carbonation. Smooth rich dark malt, subtle coffee and dark chocolate. Mild dark malt cream. Whisper of dark fruits. Smooth semi dry finish. Dark chocolate linger. Pretty straight down the line Imperial Porter, decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3313) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Black with a tan head that fades to a fat coat then lasts. Big noseful of molasses/ fudge/ dark rum, raisins, under-ripe plums, aniseed, coffee, a little smoke, licorice. Getting towards syrupy. Very sweet and rich with some dark fruit, but all lifted away by insistent bitterness and spices as it dries out at the end. A bit rummy but not hot at the end, too. Maybe a little over the top, but pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1463) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bowling ball black, consistency of motor oil. Ring of tan head around the rim. Absolutely opaque. Agitation puts a brown swirl in the middle like a cafe mocha. Aroma is sour dates, raisins. Dusty mocha. Dry cereal grain malts. There is the slightest hint of plastic (Band-Aid). The flavor is supremely burnt, bitter chocolate and black coffee. Those stone fruits in the aroma are absent in the flavor. The feel is oily but also dry at the end. Leaves a bitter, dry remnant in the aftertaste and feel. I gotta say, this beer is a little bit "extreme." All the flavors are great, but there is no sweet respite. Itís a big, bitter, beat of a beer. D*mn.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2014
bottle at the local taphouse in sydney. pretty close to black with a thin brown head; aroma of cocoa cream; rumíníraisin flavours, finishes quite sweet. rich and thick - an excellent dessert beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, served in a stem glass. Pours deep black with a small tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of roasted malt, molasses and caramel, along with smoke, a touch of anise and vanilla. The flavour is moderately sweet with roasted malt, tobacco and a touch of cocoa. The finish is long, roasty, slightly smokey, and a bit alcoholic. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a truly great, elegant, complex imperial porter. It has the complexity of a barrel-aged imperial stout but a slightly lighter body and smokier malts. An amazing beer. 2014-03-12

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
Medium head dark pour soft mild carbonation the aromas dark chocolate molasses raisin mocha coffee caramel fudge vanilla milo cocoa the flavours malt rich chocolate mocha coffee cocoa fudge vanilla raisin rich dried fruit roasted touch medium to strong bitter such a lovely taste on the tongue velvety crisp molasses touch sweet caramel rewarding tastes the finish the flavour input is remarkable malt and more malt fruits a plenty sweetness and bitter balance some roast notes a wonderful imperial porter

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melkart (431) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - MAR 8, 2014
Great one. Light sweet smell and taste before the toasted malt appears. Well balanced. The alcohol comes with the biterness at the end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (994) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
This is a great tasting porter. Sweet and smokey. Great looking dark pour and nice little lacing brown head. Great porter.


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