aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful example of an Imperial Porter. Abounding aromas of roasted molasses, chocolate and coffee, finishing with butterscotch and vanilla. Smooth, sweet and easy to drink. A nice after dinner "sit and sip" beer with a soft creamy palate and a little alcohol heat at the end. OK! LET’S PARTY!
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Disappointing brew that remains stuck in-between. It has roasted malt like classical porter but also hoppiness keyed to IPA. Coffee and citrus do not necessarily mingle harmoniously. In fact they cancel each other. Itís bitter, but not enough to attract attention from IPA lover. It is roasted, but not enough to blow the porter fans mind. The best part in this beer : his name and his label. Hunter Thomson deserves a better tribute.
peteysmu (63) - USA - APR 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This imperial porter has a rich, thick, smokey taste with a nice strong bitter kick.
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
FANTASTIC. Definately have to agree with the "glug-glug" thing, thatís exactly what it did when I poured it out. The thick, malty flavors carried over to the aroma. Both were very layered and packed a simple yet intese flavor that was extremely robust. A big palate-pleaser.
CheersBabe (62) - USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I normally don’t partake in porters too much but this one crossed my path and i was very impressed. Smells like a stout, coffee, and roasted malt. Tastes like tons of malt and very little hops. Normally this would discourage me but this is so smooth that it makes up for it. Overall a great beer and I would recommend this to anyone looking for great and interesting flavor.
mystiksc (61) - los angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious chocolate coffee flavor. Reminds me more of a stout that a porter. Nice dark pour. Sweet chewy sticky mouthfeel.
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle produced June 2005. Poured with a tight tan head having a sweet chocolatey caramel malt aroma. Full rich malt flavor with hints of chocolate. Just a hint of bitterness and well masked alcohol. I liked this better than the 12 oz bottle. If it werenít $18 a pop Iíd buy more of this to lay down.
KlextonGaze (60) - Franklinville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pint pours a viscous near black with luxuriant lasting mocha foam taking upper 3/4th of glass. Coffee roast, cocoa and vanilla bean essences carrying over in silken palate. As they gain complexity, mild heat picks up along with bright hoppy sear. Leaves generous savory coat of melded flavors. Tad discordant at first but more balanced as it approaches room temp.
daliesque (60) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
looks like it should pours black with brown head. smells roasty, malty, with a tinge of sweetness and booze at the end. tastes pretty nice, but has an interesting bite at the end. hoppy for a porter, but itís imperial, i guess... a little thin on the palate, but not bad overall.
NewCastle1 (59) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark redish color. with little to no head to speak of. Aroma is of coffee, chocolates, malts and maybe a touch of sour cherries? Taste is very nice. Has a nice bitter front to the beer. And then mellows out to a nice, smooth coffee finish. Coaffee, malts, chocolate, a slight bitter hop taste in there to. Not to bad.