italianjohn (2207) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour tan head roasted chocolatey and coffe like aroma ..... light roasted taste coffee chocolate licorice light and mellow nothing overbearing hid the ABV very well a good imperial porter nice and creamy not bad for Flying Fish
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle: Very dark brown w/ a small light brown head. Nice roasted malt aroma: Coffee, chocolate, caramel & a bit of nuttiness. Heavy roasted malts in the flavor, seems just a little astringent. Coffee, dark chocolate & a touch of caramel. Full, robust beer, leaves a oily coffee flavor behind. Older bottle, about 1.5 years, held up pretty well.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark leather pour with a creamy eggshell colored head that left a touch of lacing. Aroma is cocoa powder, molasses, and roasted coffee. Quite flavorful and rich with brown sugar, caramel, chocolate and coffee present. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty good beer!!!
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From dmac via trade. Poured super dark brown, bordered on black. A nice brown head formed. Spots of lacing hung around. The aroma was mostly coffee (espresso) with some sweeter sugars cutting through. The flavor was coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. A touch of sourness crept in towards the finish. The mouthfeel was average and the finish was fairly succinct. OK. If this had said "stout" instead of "imperial porter" I would have believed them. Hard to tell much difference.
41cubs (249) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of burnt coffee grounds and raisins with a sharp black licorice bite. Flavor is upfront deep roast earthy coffee beans and a lactose like sweetness. This beer is not smooth nor is it balanced but it’s strangely endearing somehow. Mouthfeel flimsy and terribly average. Wierd attempt here. Thanks Flying Fish. 2009 12oz.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium head. Freaking beautiful espresso and chocolate malt aroma. Slightly sweet chocolate malts and light espresso throughout the taste. Espresso is more intense in the aroma. Rich malt keeps going. Drinks light for its 8.2% ABV. Big thanks to mpollack for this one. A bit thin.
ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from July Beer Club Meeting. Amber-brown color... dark, but thin-looking. Aroma is nutty, almost of hazelnut. Flavor of lite espresso. Very well-flavored. Well done...
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle - thanks riverside!! pours thin and dark brown with trace tan head; nutty aromas mixed with sweet chocolate and mild coffee notes; coffee fade so seems aged; drinks smooth and thin; decent though and glad to have tried;imperial porters or FO!!
BillWyce (655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown-black with a small dark tan head that was gone quickly. Strong aroma of coffee with a slight malty-sweet undertone. Slightly oily on the tongue. Strong flavor of coffee that lingers on the tongue. Noted a slight acidity to the finish, possibly also due to the coffee. Very nice.
vtafro (2277) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2009 Tap. Only thing for a long time i liked at a nearby bar, great flavor which gets better as it warms to its correct serving temperature. Best flying fish offering i have had yet.