pantanap (3155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle....poured dark brown-black with a medium thickness and very thin, dissipating tan head....aroma: agree with most about the hops and malts, dominated by the former....taste: strong on the hops, bitter chocolate with the emphasis on the bitter, and a bitter finish to top it all off. not bad, but def. not great.
Beerathon (598) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
So smooth and velvety. Black with cocoa head. ABV is well hidden. This beer is worth the hype.
k0mpsa (428) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from amsterdam airport. Black color with nice smooth beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, licorice, some smoke. Full bodied, licorice, hops, roasted, no sign of alcohol.
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at Reading Beer Festival 2013 into an Achel glass at home. Black with a generous bubbly chocolate brown head. Boozy and íIPAí hopped aroma, smells like a black IPA. Malt, quite hoppy, smooth. Tasty.
Fritz123 (240) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Coffee District in Delray Beach. Goblet. Extreme dark brown opaque with thin tan head. Moderate lacing throughout. Aroma of rich malts and nuts. Taste was a little less complex than I was expecting. Roasted malt comes through, slight bitter hops, dark fruits and a hint of coffee. Smooth finish. Little boozie. A b minus in my book.
ryanscourt (278) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not sure the difference between an imperial porter and stout. Not really even sure the difference between many porters and stouts. This one is great though. Rich chocolate, full body creamy. Semi sweet chocolate finish. Bitterness blends right tin with subtle bitterness of the hops. Well done.
charule (249) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Harris Grill. Poured black with beige head. Light roasted malty aroma. Smoothish tingly nice porter malt taste.
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Alecwallace (83) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. Thick dark viscous and black with a creamy head. The aroma and flavour is red wine, berries, spirits, and some hops. There is a smooth bitterness and a lovely lasting flavour in the mouth.
Miked1687 (223) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Black with a light brown head that laces quick. Smells hoppy, with big roasted dark malts. tastes bold up front. Thin coffee with a hop backbone providing balance. Finish is a bit piney. Medium mouth feel with medium carbonation.
jd543 (124) - SCOTLAND - MAY 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black, with a thin light brown head. Aroma is dark fruit, alcohol, bread, not that pleasant, Taste is sweet. Less thick and creamy texture than Iíd expected/hoped for, quite fizzy. Was reeally expecting more from this beer. Itís not one Iíll buy again.
Xstream (100) - - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice porter. Has a nice balance of dark fruits, chocolate and the usual slightly bitter liqorice finish. Although i prefer it a bit more malty, rye like. A bit more smooth and creamy. But thatís personal :)