Odeed (1751) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
much thanks to snowtiger for hooking this up.may h.s.t. r.i.p. and now,for the rating.poured a muddy brownish black with a nice chocolate head.my nose gathered aromas of símores,chocolate,yoohoo,and roasted malts.the first sip slid down my throat and warmed a bit on the way down.my tounge grabbed chocolate,malts,coffee,roasted malts,and a tiny bit of alcohol.my tounge was nicely coated and my lips were smiling.this is a very well done imperial porter.
deadguy (42) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty hoppy for a porter. Smells of burnt coffee/caramel. Hoppy start, earthy finish. Jet black in color, very little head with moderate lacing.
Iím not a porter drinker usually but I enjoyed this beer. It was much better once it warmed up.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Smells of roasted coffee beans and chocolate. Taste is of chocolate with some minor nutty notes. Overall, this is pretty average for a Baltic porter. About the only thing deep and complex about this beer is the label.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
black. jet black, with a very fine coffee colored head. the body is viscous, sticking to the sides of the glass. the coffee aroma coming out of the top is blended with a strong amount of hops.thick, rich mouthfeel with plenty of hops in the front end of the taste. the chocolates and coffee come in behind that, with the coffee being the dominant part of the aftertaste. my first thought on drinking this was that it is more of an IPA with a huge malt back, that is how much grassy hop flavor comes in on the front end. a very interesting, unique taste.
hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a tan head. Aroma is slightly hopy with a coffee base. Body is very creamy and smooth, with a bite. Very good finish but you must sip or it will bite you.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super dark brownish black, tan head, good lacing. Aroma is strong with sweet chocolate and roasty espresso. Body is very creamy, thick and smooth. Chocolate toffee coffee with a thin roast coffee finish, very dry. Very nice sipping beer.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from clarkvv. Dark brown color with tan head. Hoppy aroma w/ light malt and coffee notes. Taste is hoppy, light water present and light malts. Stingy palate.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer after release from its 12-ounce brown bottle pours darker than the devilís heart, the head a thick creamy brown and is portly in size, as it slowly fades away, the lace forms a thick and sticky blanket to obfuscate the glass. Nose is that of roasted grain, sweet and mouth-watering, coffee, chocolate, it has it all; start is nicely malted with a moderate in feel top. Finish is pleasantly acidic with a decidedly burnt grain and hop bitterness, dry as an Arizona summer and the aftertaste sticks solidly to your palate, a darn nice drinking beer.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
opened this and had heavy smell of dirt and hops.Poured rich black color with a nice khaki head.Hugh hops taste but istill cant get rid of that dirt taste.The finish also was like dirt.
sloth (2240) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An intense pour! The black fluid sliding from bottle to glass makes for an intense entrance. Large chocolatey brown head rises and asserts its staying power, sticky lace draping down the sides of my glass, clinging happily. Hoppy, roasty nose, a hint of citrus,gorgeously fruity. Notes of alcohol and a bit of berries. A black beauty thats med/full bodied, creamy and oily. Chocolate flavors up front, cocoa, berries and light roast notes. Alcohol is more evident as it warms adding an interesting angle to this brew. Finish is dry, chocolatey and fruity with a hint of charcoal. Nicely done Impy. Porter that deserves higher marks. May age well.