Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
S: pitch black, thick, chocolate head
A: roasty, bittersweet chocolate, a little boozy
T: coffee like bitterness, toasty, slightly unbalanced alcohol burn
O: this is a good beer, but unbalanced flavors; itís worth trying, but then you should upgrade to the bourbon barrel aged version; the aging balances out the beer and makes it spectacular!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nielsedd (79) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2014 Pours a real dark brown bordering on black. A big foamy tan head. Roasted grains, coffee, a little chocolate, and some hops are in the nose. Similar in the taste, with a nice dry finish. Great imperial porter, well balanced.
kingfiogojr (78) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from N. Charles Liquors. A very unique experience. Aroma of whiskey mingling with hops, very dark. Long-lasting good taste, taste of deep hops, coffee and whiskey combined. Very rich, very full glass of beer. Mild-Medium carbonation, just right. Medium tan-head.
An excellent beer, one of my favorites.
nickspies (78) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep roasted aroma with some hop coming though. Nice dark creamy head. Quite dense...cannot see any light through the glass. A ton of bitter chocolate flavor...very nice. Somewhat thin but finishes very well.
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good standard Strong Ale, a little above average bitter at the end, but the bitterness slowly disappears as this one warms up. overall not to bad a Strong Ale, would drink this one again.
TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich black with a mocha-colored head that drops into a soapy film. Pretty crisp nose for an imperial porter, includes some caramel, chocolate, and piney aromas. Flavors are rich chocolate, coffee, and classic american hop bitterness. Finishes somewhat dry.
Overall, lots of classic porter flavors without wearing out your palate but still delivers a solid hop profile.
ErikTheViking (76) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
15 Nov 2008: Black, with lots of creamy brown foam. Aroma: Roasted malt. Very carbonized palate. Very intensive sweet malt with coffe/chockolate. Very bitter, IBU 85, but does not really taste very bitter. Nice label.
aletales (73) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love it when light canít make it through the glass and the creamy head crowns it like it is royalty. The aroma is rich and sweet just like its flavor. This porter seems to be just right.
unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep brown with a thick tan head. aroma is full of chocolate and heavy sweet aroma. a bit of hops present in aroma. flavor is intense rounding out with roasted malt and coffee. a seriously good brew.
gbdub (73) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, syrupy-looking red-black with a medium brown head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is strong roasty coffee malt, with some chocolate, hops, and a hint of fruit. Coffee and chocolate flavor, lightly sweet but with some good hoppy bitterness. Leaves a dense roasted, smoky aftertaste. Full mouthfeel. Tasty.