webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009 poured motor oil black...nice 2 finger head that dissipated pretty quick. Smells wonderful of the roasted malts.
Can taste the hops - not bitter at all. Taste of dark malt and really picking up a chocolate, coffee flavor. finish a bit stout due to the alcohol bite, but is by no means overwhelming. Wonderfully flavorful beer and one that i will definitely have to get again.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I took one for the team since i enjoy hunter s. thompsonís work, but oh goodness... not only is it thick as corn syrup, but it was very heavy of thick tan head. thank goodness i only need 2 ounces to rate a beer... hahaha.. thanks to irishboy for this beer!
loseratheart (110) - USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, flowery hops, alcohol, coffee, ripe fruit, and caramel in the aroma. Pretty close to black with a thin tan head. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors balanced with pronounced resiny hops, solid hop bitterness, moderate roast character. Full-bodied and creamy with fine carbonation.
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
RobertGBG (109) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of violet, coffee, burnt caramell, Black, Tast of coffee, choccolate bitterness, Creamy, but slightly too much spirit
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]
sistinas (108) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dense, enormous reddish-tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit, citrusy hops, and something that vaguely smells like burning plastic? Taste is much more on the stout side, as Iíve never had a porter this bitter - some coffee notes, then lots of hops, and then that weird burning plastic again. It mellows out and gets a little sweeter in a chocolatey way as it gets warmer but the burning plastic taste is still there. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. Not really stoked on this one. I donít really know what burning plastic tastes like, either.