BrewGoblin (518) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was lured in by the sweet drug-trip artwork and stayed for the enjoyable swallow. Loved the movie, loved the man, loved the Imperial Porter. Browner than the inside of a chocolate chip’s ass with a nice mocha head that hung around for a spell. Taste and aroma were sweet leathery brown sugar, with strong dark malt and alcohol taste. It had a slick , slightly oily slurp to it and I reckon Hunter S. Thompson would tip more than a few of these.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Splendid beer. Tar black with oily mouthfeel but a good toffee brown head. A good drinking stout which tickles the nose thanks to a fair amount of alcohol. Once you’ve had a swig, you’re left with a strong bitter chocolate taste. Bliss!
jmgreenuk (5247) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the De Molen beershop. Poured a deep mahogany with a whispy light tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The flavour is strong bitter, with a rich alcoholic liqoourice light resin hop palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A nice porter, but the liqourice bitterness dominates.
Moolesen (271) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 35,5cl. Black with a nice soft brown head. Nose of nice liquorice, coffee and hints of chocolate. Very intense taste which compliments the nose. After5-10 seconds there is a nice soft aftertaste of pure chocolate. Long finish. Very nice beer
melush (1079) - SPAIN - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en La Birra. Color negro. Sabor a malta, chocolate, cafe. Muy buena Porter.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. On tap at Green Lion Inn November 2010. Milk-chocolate, roasted coffee and dried fruits.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle ("VINTAGE10 HH" from 4/2011 notes) served in a pint glass. ABV listed as 9.2% on bottle
A lovely dark mahogany liquid going into the glass where it appears nearly black and quite opaque. Thick 1-finger head is a nice dark tan and has very retention and lacing.
S - a complex and rich aroma, with markedly more hop than a standard porter, but then this is an Imperial porter. Plenty of caramel and toasted malt, not marred by the burnt notes I too often find (and dislike) in other porters.
T - perhaps even richer than indicated by the aroma, and definitely more bitter. (IBU = 85). Finish is a blend of roasted malt with a moderate bitterness and dark chocolate notes. High (9.2%) ABV, detectable by nose, is fairly well hidden in the taste.
M - Full body; good carbonation, although probably above average for a porter.
O: Brings together the best of a porter with an PA or IPA, and these are surprisingly well integrated.
ismith87 (71) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance - 4/5 - Nice dark brown/black beer with a big mocha head on it, leaves nice lacing.
Aroma - 8/10 - Roasty coffee, espresso, chocolate, oatmeal.
Taste - 9/10 - Chocolate, coffee, espresso, cafe mocha, vanilla, cream, oatmeal. Very wholesome and smooth. Reminds me of Bell’s Expedition Stout.
Palate - 4/5 - very nice thick mouthfeel, like a chocolate milkshake, alc is completely covered. Aftertaste is roasty malts, coffee, and milk chocolate.
Overall - 15/20 - Great imperial porter! I think what some other people said about the alcohol taste may be changed due to this being the 2013 vintage. But then again maybe not. It’s a great imperial porter, with no harsh bitter or alcohol flavors whatsoever.
DandyLion (518) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Very very dark red colour with brown head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts. Taste is deep roasted coffee and malt, sweet hint of dark fruit. Salty and bitter roast. Very unctuous and thick. Lovely actually.
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hman43 (448) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is of roasted malt, earthly smells, caramel, coffee. It is black with a dark brown head with small amounts of lacing. Rich taste of caramel and earthly tones. The roasted malts give the feel a rich, very smooth experience on the palate.