KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky pitch black with a large (2-3 finger) medium brown creamy head that had awesome retention, lasting until the end and producing some excellent clingy spotty lacing.
The aroma was nice and robust of a roasted chocolate malt, a mild resin hop and an earthy leathery yeast with notes of bitter-sweet chocolate, dark roasted coffee, molasses and a quite pronounced scent of alcohol.
The taste was bold and roasty with a sweet acidic malty flavor that had hints of molasses and chocolate at first and then having a nice bitter sweet coffee flavor take hold with a very strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor hung on for a decently long time letting one enjoy the nice mocha coffee flavor and a nice alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was a solid medium in body with the texture being a bit oily yet a little dry towards the end with the carbonation being quite lively.
Overall a nice strong, bold and roasty brew with a good rounding of flavors and a kickin’ alcohol finish.
Tonkun (1122) - 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 (265) - 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 (1361) - 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 lúpulo 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 (801) - - 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 (96) - Göteborg, 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
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, frothy tan head. Nose is bready, with notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Bitter taste. Touch of anise comes through in the aftertaste. Great brew.
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jamaty (1168) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Negra opaca, un dedo de espuma ocre cremosa. Aroma ahumado, seco. Gran cuerpo y gran textura, baja carbonatacion. Impresionante en boca. Sabor inicial afrutado, y luego complejo, frutos secos, café, regaliz, especias, tabaco...sensacional. Llena de matices. Se disfruta cada trago.
chucklemation (744) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a jet black with a long-lasting tan head. Aroma is alcohol and burnt caramel malts. Flavor is the same alcohol bite that’s on the nose, with some roast and burnt chocolate and caramel. Has a surprising, but nice, bitterness. Pretty good.
ramboraffe (1122) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle from systembolaget. Black with fluffy tanned head. Smell is coffe, liqurice, burned malt, dried fruit, vanilla and dark sweet bread. Taste is sharp burned and roasted with coffee, and liqurice. When it warms up a little it opens up and becomes more balanced, but also more sweet. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
RickFifty (657) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown to black color, light brown head. Licorice nose, chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar, hints of smoke, cured meat and alcohol. Roasted malt taste, chocolate, alcohol, light sweetness, bitter espresso finish. Full body, average carbonation.