BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Roasty malt aroma. A very roasty taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Very Nice.
knights97 (109) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
flying dog master piece, great malty taste with a bit of hop taste afterwards, body if full and you can taste chocolate in it. very smooth and hi alc beer for sure. excellent and does Gonzo proud
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours dark black with a very thin brown head. Powerful notes of coffee and licorice in the nose, with a fine hopping. strong aroma. Creamy mouth feel and the flavor has notes of black chocolate, roasted malt and licorice. full body, average tporter carbonation, long finish with high bitterness from Cascade hops. A light hint of alcohol is felt and warms you well. It becomes better as it warms. After all a very fine beer, even though I hoped better
BarryKonrad (109) - NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Norway. Pours almost pitch black, with a thick beige head. It leaves a decent lacing once the head dissipates. Aroma is not exactly overwhelming, but has hints of roasted malts and coffee as well as chocolate. The mouthfeel is pretty good, has a decent thickness to it. First impression when tasting it wasnít the best, but maybe the bottle was too cold. This one definitely gets better as it warms up. Taste is roasted, with chocolate and licorice. And quite bitter, leaves a nice aftertaste this one. I could drink this all night, but that could make for a short night due the relatively strong abv, which isnít too noticeable really. A very good imperial porter.
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aroma, appealing appearance and a wonderful taste! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with red edges and a medium brown head. For some reason, it smells íredí to me (or maybe íburgundyí). Enoumously sweet and rich coffee-malt flavour and a large bitter hop finish. Very smooth in the mouth. Brutal, yet complex. Very nice.
BrewCzar (108) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark brown almost black with a small light brown head. Aromas of sweet dark dried fruits, cherry, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet smoke, berries, roasted malts, oak, slight chocolate, with a touch of bitter hops to finish it off.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Almost like an imperial stout in the complexity of flavor and high ABV. I picked up a 4 pack months ago and wanted to add my rating. Need to have this one again soon.
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
It is alright but I canít get excited. I just donít like porters. Sorry. Overly strong flavor, overly strong color. If you are a porter lover knock yourself out!
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice beer. Aroma is roasty and hoppy. Color is black and bold with a minimal head. Palate is very smooth and full bodied. Taste is chocolate, licorice, and coffee.