AshtonMcCobb (1749) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. It pours a completely opaque black colour with a nice cappucino head. Most of the head disappears in a couple of minutes but a thin skim remains to the end. The nose has gorgeous black chocolate, plums and kirsch - this is Black Forest Gateau in a glass. The taste is initiallay smoke and dark chocolate, then hazelnuts, but there is a massive alcohol burn on the finish which I have to say is unpleasant. The palate is rich in structure and texture, but the alcohol finish and general lack of any elegance in the finish makes this beer massively unbalanced. Overall, a big unbalanced beer!
Ragnampiza (87) - ITALY - JUN 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from Passione Birra. Dark brown with some ruby red highlights, very small light brown head. Grassy hops aroma, lots of roasted and smokey flavours, some chocolate and alchool. Very low carbonation, nice burnt, warming aftertaste. Not a summer beer for sure, but it was nice.
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Tastes a bit like chocolate with a little bitterness at the finish.
AdamLawsonS (26) - - FEB 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells really sweet and chocolatey with a decent words of alcohol. Initial taste of strong burned roasted malts followed by a mix of sweetness and bitterness. After a few sips comes the chocolate flavour. Very nice.
kryon (1032) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with low brown head
Aromas of oak some coffee and alcohol
Thin palate. A bit watery. Taste of some vanilla oak and coffee. An ok porter.
rotjoch (48) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial Porter? stupid name (great label though). Nice sweetish smell.Taste again nottes of sweetness, without being cloying. The bitter kick helps in that respect a bit of cinnamon? not as overwhelming as I suspected it would be... Nice
JoePeesie (848) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black with a beige head that leaves a thin ring of lace. The nose and taste are of coffee, faded hops, roast malts. I suspect this beer might be better if it were fresher.
Stldsf1 (613) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chocolate. Rich dark with dark brown head. Deep toffee Very deep. Nice with slight fruit notes
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tom10101 (1822) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12 oz). Blac with a huge creamy and slowly diminishing light brown head. Good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt and mineral notes. Taste is malty with chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt but with a grassy/herbal presence. Slight bitterness. Medium body. Good and complex Imperial Porter but I donít like the weird grassy presence in this one.
jsmerig (1033) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black/brown with a dark tan thick head. Aroma of dark syrup and earthy hops. The taste is initially very sweet followed by a dark roasted note and finishes with a dry bitter bite.
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