ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour with a rich chocolate head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, coffee, plumb, brown sugar. Bitter predominates, but lets plenty of other complexity through. Coffee and caramel are the major notes. Smooth feel and very drinkable. Hunter Thompson is the man. They launched his ashes into space, and that is awesome.
gbe75 (132) - ICELAND - JUN 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply fantastic imperial porter. No surprises. Great taste and aroma of coffee and malts. Completely matches ones expectations. A great beer.
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice very dark brown almost black beer with about 3 fingers of head, brown sugar in color in a tulip glass. Aroma had a nice light aroma to it with some sweet chocolate followed by a perfect hop aroma, from the west coast with that hint of pineapple.!! Taste is pure sweet chocolate up front followed by just a little heat of the alcohol, not at all bad for a 9.2 abv. I think the abv kills off most of the IBUs as I canít taste much of the hop that has been added to this beer but at the same time the hops hides most of this 9+abv. Mouthfeel has a bit much carbonation but as it sits it improves much in this regard. This is a porter that will be nice and sweet in about 3 years out of the cellar...
iggynelix (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap sampler. Opaque dark brown with a cream thin head. Aromas of cereal and Caramel. Round mouthfeel with a short finish.
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this beer was great! Havent had many porters, but this beer is on the top of my list. On tap at a locl bar. Pour is thick and dark as night. Slightly sweet taste, mildly bitter, roasted coffee, toffee, fruity, kick in the face delicious. The taste is filling and satisfying, and the abv will give you a run for your money. This is not a beer for regular lager beer drinkers, but I thought it was great!
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black with a dark tan head. Smell was roasted coffee and chocolate and a very slight hint of alcohol. Similar flavor. I thought it was well-rounded with a decent mouthfeel.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick deep dark brown. The nose is a strong coffee with subtle chocolate notes. Comes across the palate very similar; but it has a very faint chocolate undertones.
Skvader (130) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gives a nice light brown head which only remains as a haze throughout. Aroma has dark chocolate and wood. Taste is smokey and coarse yet somewhat sweet as strong coffee with brown sugar. Aftertaste is first a sharp bitterness than almonds and similar nuts.
alethol (129) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Superb beer! Pours black with brown head. Delicious aromas of whiskey malt. Liquorice, chocolate, hops. Creamy, full bodied with a thick texture. Alcohol well hidden. Among the best.
IEBAILI (128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black, thick and opaque with a rich mahogany head. A Bordelais waiter I worked with once stuck his nose in a glass of 20 year old first growth bordeaux from a great vintage and announced that íthis shit could make you believe in God.í This beer is threatening my atheism. Roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, coffee, earthy, foresty hops. Something rich and warm and natural that evokes toasted oak, even though as far as I know this beer is not actually oaked. I canít wait to try the version that is barrel aged. The alcohol is niether obtrusive nor hidden, but contributes positively and harmoniously to the overall flavor of the beer. Enough hops to create tension with rich maltiness. The texture is practically perfect, like syrup in the mouth but not cloying after swallowing. The flavors linger, and a touch of tart fruitiness emerges at the end. A long, complex finish with an aftertaste of figs or maybe dates.