IndianaRed (2491) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a nearly black witha huge chocolatey brown head and lots of clingly lacing. Dark chocolate malts and notes of tootsie rolls. Some piney hops aromas as well. Flavors of dark roasted charcoal and quite hoppy. Evident ABV at over 9%. Hefty and smooth feel and very robust. Lots of smokey/bitter aftertaste.
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Softly malty sweet with bittering hops. Drinkable and pleasant.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Quite a tasty beer, but a bit dissapointing for the style i guess. Nice smooth chocolate and raisin, smooth roasted mocha finish, and also a fair amount of aromatic hops in there aswell. The flavour last quite a while, but it was lacking the assertiveness i associate with the style.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris’. Midnight black, tan head. Alcoholic aroma. Sweet flavoured, smooth, alcohol, fruity, chocolate and juicy. Nice.
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Imperial Porter..Hmmm? I have not tasted many Porters so this is a treat. From the bottle this beer pours a dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malty sweet with coffee notes and a bold hop presence. Dark chocolate and roasted coffee smothered in a nice resiny piney hop topping the flavor. Lots of other yummy and unpredictable things going on with this brew. Smooth feel with only a little tickle in the swallow. The 9.5 ABV is well blended making this a truly sneaky beer. Hunter would likely approve. I certainly do...and am off to pour another.
steprous99 (28) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve had a few of the other flying dog beers, this is probably the best one of tthe ones I have had. Hunter would be pround, has a nice thick body and a good flavor with a strong aftertaste. I had it at underground bluz in orlando, fl.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 8, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extremely good porter. Poured an opaque black with a half-inch thick dark brown head. Coffee, sweet malt and some hoppiness in the nose. Flavor is rich: semi-sweet dark chocolate, sugary coffee, a hint of alcohol, toasted malt with a sweet finish. Very, very good.
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 Draft at Capital Ale House. Deep black, nice tan head lingered a bit. Big aroma of NW hops, lots of pine. Flavor was another blast of spruce and pine resin hops, a hint of vegetal, and then a smooth milk chocolate finish. This description does not give the freshness of the hop profile justice. Great stuff.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A gift from MND, shared with MND. Lovely engine oil consistency and appearence. Pearl black with shinny, oily texture to it. Scummy brown head. Rich burnt malt flavour with chocolate and licorice laced throughout. I was like a kid in a candy shop drinking this beer. When it comes to this little beauty....greed is good.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - NOV 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2006 Pours black with dark brown around the edges, and has a thin dark tan head that fades slowly and leaves a small ring that never fades away. There’s quite a bit of lacing.
Smells; roasted coffee, dark chocolate, plum/raisin and a litlle hops. This smells great.
Taste; the hops hit first, followed by the roasted coffee and chocolate, finishing with a dark fruit sweetness. It has a creamy, medium to full body, and I couldn’t taste or smell any alcohol. I knew this was going to be pretty good, but I was still impressed. More please!