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RATINGS: 508   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 lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fidelis83 (2168) - 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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madchemist83 (160) - USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours pitch black with small brown head that quickly dissapears. Aromas of sweet malt, burnt sugar and coffee. Super smooth, velvety. Dark malt, caramel. Wonderful imperial porter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantumnuss (61) - POLAND - JUL 3, 2015
From the tap (Bierfest Göttingen) - very creamy and smooth like jazz. I think this is the best american imperial porter that i ever had. Very complex aroma and taste. High bitterness for a porter but still good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (377) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
355ml bottle from Mikkeller Bottle Shop Copenhagen. Dark brown / black with a compact fluffy tan head. Malt aroma, caramel sweetness, bitter chocolate, roasted malt. Creamy, thick mouth feel. Rich flavor, hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallow, maple syrup, dried dark fruit. Deep, rich and sweet flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13853) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (1720) - 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 it’s 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, I’d probably make a beer float with some vanilla bean ice cream, or go full Kentucky and have it with Transparent Pie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7582) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (903) - 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 (450) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (198) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olliejobbins (1321) - 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.


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