spacemonster (88) - 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.
skmikeg (1357) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malts, cofee, coco, molasses, dark fruits, sweet malts, and just a little booze. Taste is similar to the aroma with maybe just a little more booze. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly warming, long finish. Overall, a very nice imperial Porter that is nice on a cool night.
nihtila (1824) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, while typing old rating notes. Pours black, brown head. Nose is intense roasted malts, plenty of sweet liquorice (nice!), citrus hops. Taste is sweetish and roasted, nicely balanced, still some liquorice, cocoa powder, dark chocolate. Very nice indeed.
TorbenJensen (784) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The first thing I notice is that this porter is relatively thick. It is reminiscent of thin waste oil. The aroma is somewhat easy compared to type. It has a little coffee and a lot of malt flavor. Taste wise it is something special, namely very hoppy, but also has good English licorice in the luggage. Hop bitterness, which incidentally is 85 IBU which is high for a porter, is lengthy and alcohol at 8.7 is lovely warming. It is certainly a porter who is very different from other porters, but I have to admit that it certainly is in my taste. Actually, I was so happy that I wrote a few words of praise for the master brewer. It rarely happens.
Turtles (604) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a large, creamy, tan head that stays medium long and leaves lacing. Roasted notes in the nose, chocolate, dried dark fruit, smoke. Full-bodied, creamy mouth feel, well hidden alcohol. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, plums, figs.
rouhlas (1284) - GREECE - JUL 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, bready. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Tonkun (1219) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, licorixe, roast. Roasty and spicy. Strong carbonation and medium body that hides the alcohol well. Smoky bitter finish
ABT_S54 (274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle shared in a snifter. Black pour with a fairly thin head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. Quite dry and bitter but lots of flavours and really quite complex. Hides the ABV well and is an excellent example of an Imperial Porter.
angel77 (1505) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella 33 cl en el lķpulo en octubre 2011 con fech de cons preferente para antes 10-03-2011 (R2430). tomada en varias ocasiones durante 2010 y 2011. color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Aromas y sabores intensos tostados cacaos y amargos finales. De lo mejor de la marca probado. Buena.
BeerdedDave (880) - - JUN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep dark brown-back color; roasted malt aroma; dark, roasted malt flavor with chocolate and alcohol notes
Jahe (120) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick Brown head. Aroma, roasted malt, Coffe, and tropical fruit. Taste roasted malt and Coffe and a long roasted taste. Nice palate