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RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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 lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.

fidelis83's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1967) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of roast, then soy sauce, stewed fruit, milk chocolate, jam; rich, balanced flavour with a short light bitter and long light sour finish; well hidden alcohol; thick palate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgajdaczewa (1132) - Katowice, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
W aromacie czekolada, ciemne ciasto bananowe (trochę szok) likier kawowy, świetny, pełny i niezwykle apetyczny. W smaku podobnie, większy nacisk na czekoladę niż banany, choć i te są obecne, gładkie, świetnie ukryty alkohol, świetne piwo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1235) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
So brown with a slight head. Aroma is dark make, slight cherry or dark fruit. Taste is creamy, alcohol well hidden, somewhat boring I guess.. Really good but doesn’t really have a ton going on. Cost is of course ridiculous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hkkiwi (6) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2015 does not count
Pours inky black with a coffee coloured head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Sweet and rich to taste, smoky chocolate. Incredible mouth-feel. A really well rounded imperial porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (339) - POLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Pitch black with medium, densed, light brown head. Poor head retention...... Aroma is complex, mainly dominated by honey-like sweetness (caramel/burnt sugar) together with medium dark fruits (plums, raisins) and woody aromas. Alos light touch of booze and liquorice. Taste is semi-sweet to sweet, lightly bitter in the end. Full body, oily and creamy texture, medium carbonation, finish is little astringent, light to medium bitter and woody. Slightly alcohol warming. Nice and drinkable imperial porter with strong sweet accents slightly balanced with bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2939) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
12 oz bottle from Bishop’s Cellar. Pours an inky black colour with small mocha-coloured head. Aroma is full of dried dark fruit, caramel, cocoa and licorice. Flavour is big raisin and prune, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, licorice and tobacco. Some booziness. Slick, oily moutfeel. Minimal carbonation. Impressive one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1215) - HONG KONG - NOV 6, 2015

355 ml bottle bought at Little Beer Shop in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Very deep Cola-blackish brown colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy dark beige foam which fades in 15 seconds. Good sticky lacing and zero carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant and sweet dark malt, with strong rum-like alcohol, strong raisins, plums, sugar, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, cream, light coffee, light lemon and faint grass.

Taste: Pleasant, very strong sweet dark malt, with fairly strong roastyness, very strong rum-like alcohol, burnt toast, strong caramel, sugar syrup, dark chocolates, black coffee, strong plums, dark fruits, assorted berries, dark cherries, liquorices, yeast, lime, moderate bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body. Thick and oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome maltyness in a very thickish background. Nicely roasted with initial burnt toasts. Syrupy booze with moderate liqiorices, thick but not cloying, like a liquor. Followed by strong caramel, dark chocolates, strong dark fruits and berries, especially raspberry and dark cherries. Ended with yeast and limey hops. Layered and intense. Nice!

Hoppiness: light lemon and faint grass in nose. Strong lime and grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate, barely matched with strong booze for a lasting, syrupy sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Very Sweet and boozy to mouth.

Comments: This is a very nice and headstrong Imperial Porter, with intense aroma and favour in fruity berries, rum booze, caramel and chocolates. Layered, warm and rather straight forward, a very neat sipper by all means, I’ll like it even more if it’s a little slimmer. : )

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
obguthr (4903) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Prune, walnut, and almond nose. Black viscous pour, virtually headless. Prunes, tobacco, walnut, and horehound. Elderberry, when quaffed. Almond, vanilla, and charred oak finish. Full body, chewy, moderate carbonation. Deep, dark, intense, and complex. Fabulous beer, would love to try it from a cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1922) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Tap at roundhouse, hong kong. Black color, some head. Aroma is full of hops and roasted malts. Chocolste and coffee, nearly perfect. Smooth and balanced, full of chocolate and coffee. It’s piece of art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilsnerrogge (2678) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Pours black with a thick head. Aroma is lots of sweet licorice, some smoked meat and a touch of Parmesan cheese(!). Smooth mouth feel. The taste is all about sweet licorice leading to a warming alcohol finish.

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