bermod (119) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, syrupy sweet aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Something common with NÝgne ōís IS. Sweet chocolate, coffee and smooth roasted maltiness in flavor. Dryish and moderately bitter finish.
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black with a robust, brown head. Plenty of hops on the nose, coupled with dark chocolate malt, coffee and hints of cloves or sweet cinammon. Immediately bitter on the tongue, followed by plenty of coffee with hints of chocolate and deep fruit, like plum. Follows through with plenty of hop bitterness and a lingering taste of sweet coffee malt and the warmth of alcohol in the back of the mouth. Thick, smooth mouthfeel. I found this one surprisingly bitter, though I guess I should have know better by the 85 IBUís... Well balanced by the rich malt, and a good example of an imperial porter, but not one that will find itís way into my fridge very often..
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with brown head. Fairly light aroma or roasted malts. Very nice flavor of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee. I didnít get the "hop kick" that was advertised but it was very well balanced and not too sweet for such a strong malty flavor. Moderate carbonation gave it a nice somewhat creamy mouth feel.
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is really good. Black with a tan head. Very smooth. It does not taste like it is 9.5%. Very malty and smooth.
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting porter. Pours a dark chocolate color with a substantial head. The first thing you notice is a grapey aroma, but the roasty malts come in quickly. The flavor is nice, lots of roasty notes, with that grapey overlay (which isnít entirely a positive, but at least itís different for a porter). What pluses this for me is that itís one of those beers whose alcohol seems to waft aromatically through your head as your drink it. Definitely worth a try, and maybe a repeat.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Dark chocolate, burnt sugar, toffee, and almond aromas. Fig and overly-ripe cherry alongside a bitter oaky floral hops bouquet.
Smells like the dankest porter ever.
Intial mouthfeel and taste reminds me of red wine. I didnít find it to bitter, I enjoyed the citrus pucker that builds in the mid.
Sublte creamy texture is impressive. Malts give you something to chew on.
Gentle smoky (grilled meat) and woodsy flavors up front.
Chocolate coffee roasted malt backbone, cherries and carmelized peaches in the mid. Finish is pure bitter chocolate around the campfire satisfaction.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown enough to be called black. rich tan head. deep rich caramel and coffee malt and hops nose. notes of piney hops with bitter chocolate roasted malt
Jriggz7 (117) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Greatest porter in the world. Donít leave this world without expeRiencing the joy that is had from this brew. Quit reading reviews and seize the opportunity. Good people drink Good beer!
Kuzo (116) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown with thick tan head. Smells of dark malts, chocolate, molasses,and maybe black licorice. A hint of hops. The taste is dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, and heavy malt, balanced by a very nice hip bitterness. Wonderful! There are hints of alcohol but not overbearing. It has a medium mouthfeel and some creaminess. It strangely reminds me of a tootsie roll for some reason. This is very drinkable and one of my favorites.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, almost oily. Brings to mind singed pork sausages steeped in turpentine. I mean that in a good way.