fidelis83 (2001) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black pour with a 1-2 finger, creamy, caramel brown head. Aroma is huge on roast, some dark caramel, chocolate, wet granite, a little earth and grassy, light citrus and pine hops. Flavor starts of with a deep complex roastiness, nothing else to like it to at first, just a great application of roasted malt, after a little bit some other flavors come in dark chocolate, burnt sugar, sweet caramel malt, caramel malt grains (pre mashing), sweet, tree fruit esters, some sweet bread spice, molasses and pine hops. Heavy body with a creamy to syrupy entry, light carbonation and slightly more syrupy, but still creamy then off dry finish. Really fantastic stuff.
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/21/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
dnicolaescu (917) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ.
Aroma is quite weak at the beginning, but slowly builds up as the beer warms up. Black malts, sweet and tart berries, and distinct fresh cut pumpkin. The flavor, on the other hand, is quite bold - a sort of a coffee and berry liqueur, not overly roasted, but way much vodka-like alcohol - they only downside of this beer.
Hanoi (443) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose is rich, raisins, licorice, slight vanilla, brown sugar, booze, slight coco, a touch of cream. Taste is beautiful, smooth vanilla ice cream on the first sip, leading to smoke, hazelnut, emerging bitter chocolate, slight licorice, lots of cherry, fruit cake, latte, cream, a touch vinous / sherry in the back end. Lots of wood character over lays the body.
Mouthfeel is rich.
My only complaint is this is more stout than porter, but it seems churlish. An outstanding, complex beer.
MartinVanBeer (113) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting and unique. Dark pour. Alcohol, orange, toffee, and dates on the nose. Deep fruit flavors, over-ripe strawberries, vanilla, chocolate. Very boozy.
islay (1214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Majority of 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-14-14. Iíve been cellaring this bottle for about half a year, Iíd estimate. Scents of chocolate, cigar and cigarette tobacco, molasses, and caramel. Slightly meaty or even fishy smell. Pours a dark brown with a small amount of dark tan head. Long-lasting but limited and sporadic lacing. Looks as it should, but Iíve seen hundreds of beers that look like this. Quite sweet taste features flavors of raisin, tar, burnt brown sugar, plum, caramel, and artificial raspberry flavored sugary gelatinous snacks. Burnt aftertaste. Full body. Lively in the palate. Some alcohol heat. Sticky. Difficult to drink. I have a mixed reaction to the palate effects. Overall, Evil Twin Lilí B is over-the-top. It is aromatic, flavorful, decent-looking, and has interesting palate effects, but, ultimately, it isnít very pleasant.
hohops (340) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is black as a moonless night, a one finger dark beige head which doesnít last long. Aroma- very chocolatey, caramel, treacle, vanilla ice cream, a bit boozy, fruitcake, fudge, milky coffee, sweet, dark fruit. Taste- nice and thick, bitter chocolate milkshake, coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, vanilla hints, slightly vinous, dark cherries, a bit oily towards the end, the right amount of carbonation to clean things up, some alcohol in there but hard to detect. Quite a sweet finish, with burnt treacle and molasses. Luxurious.
Plovmand (6563) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted, dark berries, marzipan and chocolate. Smoked wood, roast, chocolate and light coffee. Complex stuff. Bitter roasted finish.
78samh (164) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine. Dark oil-like appearance. Aroma is roasted, sweet malts. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and molasses. Sweet and smooth. Very tasty! Awesome Impy porter!
BeerBaboon (1611) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and licorice. Flavour is roasted, alcohol, licorice, medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Full and thick.
Cory (340) - , California, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma is caramel, dark chocolate, wood, smoke. Delicious full body long smokey finish. Very delicious beer, with a nice sweet body.