spacemonster (84) - Igo, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Look, I donít like Porters. This isnít an acquired taste, Itís rich dank and chewy. Very thick and foreboding. That said? You need to drink a couple to get your palate acclimated to this odd-ball monster. Thereís little in the way of hops in the traditional sense, but wait? after the 3rd of these Iím getting the hang of whatís up here. Chocolate (dark) and an anise flavor (liquorice) and more. Has a very nuanced cognac flavor. Iím liking this more and more as the night wears on. Damn good stuff.
Darwenus (618) - Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not sure why they donít just bill it as a stout, it bites and burns like a stout, and it doesnít have that smokey, sweet malt backbone that I associate with my favorite porters. Stylistic quibbles aside, this is a fine beer. Gonzo pours jet black with a lot of creamy, tan head. The aroma is strong coffee and chicory and figs. The flavor has a big burst of licorice, molasses, dark candied fruit, and booze. The 9.2% ABV is loud and proud, and thereís nothing wrong with that.
rollerton (141) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SB. Very good and tasteful Imperial Porter, but I think it could have had even more taste. Still very good!
Vighals (1824) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Svart med hÝyt lys brunt skum. Lukter mÝrke frukter, alkohol, blomster, espresso og mÝrk sjokolade. Litt for mye salt smak, noe mÝrke frukter og kaffesmak. Lang saltbitter ettersmak.
kevinsenn (1382) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin? Ales. Licorice dark fruit molasses and roasty. Tasty roasty and dark fruit taste. Nice.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown body with slight head. Toasty nose with caramel, sugar and chocolate. Taste is caramel, coffee, quite strong with nice bitter notes. Thin texture. Enjoyable.
gegwilson (1880) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown, almost black with a tan head. The taste is bitter with liquorice and pine before smooth coffee and chocolate flavours. Some sticky sweetness. Velvety mouth feel. Excellent.
likeatrainwreck (99) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with tan/brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, taste of burnt sugar, roasted, dark chocolate, bitter coffee. Quite bitter for a strong porter, maybe a touch too much for me. Nice alcohol warmth but quite thin. Decent, but Iíve had much nicer strong porters.
huineman (365) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Darkest brown with thick tan head.
Aroma is coffe, cocoa, iodine, caramel, toffee, orange...
Very creamy and even oily, with fresh sourness. Full body and a great final bitterness that lasts long. Delicious.
Johnstledger8 (146) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a mostly lasting smooth light brown head. Lots of lacing around the glass. Aroma of pine, grassy, coffee, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, some roasted malt, burnt notes, slight warming notes of the alcohol. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel, light carbonation. Very nice.
BroadestTom (114) - - APR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma caramel, chocolate, roasty, alcohol,
Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, frothy,
Taste medium bitterness,
Palate medium body, full body, creamy,
Overall a nice imperial porter that I would suggest to a friend