Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
--From a bomber it pours a deep brown/black with a tan head. While the aroma is sweet malt and a hint of dried dark fruit, the taste is a chocolate bomb! There is also a dark dried fruit note present. (UDBEERNUT & his wife are rightâ€¦plums. Oh yeah!) Wonderful combination! The mouthfeel is full, rich and smooth. Hop bitterness and carbination are held to a minimum. Excellent porter! Will buy and drink again.
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madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
31st October 2009
Post Borefts I Invasion of Fonefan and Charlottes room tasting! Opaque black porter. Good carbonation and a semi dry palate. Rich dark malt, slightly toasty and a somewhat bitter. An interesting contrast to the high carbonation! Finishes crisp!
UDBeernut (1413) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oil black hue with small head. Roasted nose with booze on the edges. My wife says she detects plum. I agree. Big malty sweet body with balance coming from both hop bitterness and smoke. Still leans to the sweat side of the scale. Flowery hop does linger a bit on the finish.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 9/18/09. Big bomber poured into my pint glass. Pours a very thick dirty motor oil black with a frothy tan head resting on top. Great retention. Leaves plenty of sticky lacing in its wake. Smells of rich chocolate, freshly ground coffee, and roasted nuts. This is very effervescent and strong. I’m digging this so far.
The mouth is thinner than I would expect from the pour. It’s not very thick in the mouth. Carbonation level is moderate. This is a very roasty dark bitter porter. I like it. Big chocolate tones, a mild tartness in the middle, and finishes nutty. Very good beer.
tmongoose (1034) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber, pours dark brown with dark brown head that lingered. Aroma was big malted chocolate. No hop aroma at all or if it masked by the chocolate. The flavor is lip smacking good. Chocolate and coffee blend. The after taste you get that bitter/cooking chocolate flavor. Medium alcohol burn down to you belly. Medium body goodness. Roasted malts are prevalent in the flavor. Very good beer.
KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown, almost black with a large (2-3 finger) dark beige rocky head that lasted a good amount of time, leaving behind a large frothy collar and a bit of puddling creating some excellent sticky lacing.
The aroma was screaming of milk chocolate along with a strong dark roasted malt and a sweet doughy yeast and had notes of roasted coffee, molasses, and a bit of vanilla.
The taste was bitter sweet and quite malty with notes of molasses and a good bit of coffee early on. Then it became a slight bitterer and really smooth and creamy with notes of milk chocolate and a very distinct vanilla presence at the end. The flavor lasted a decent duration with a nice mocha coffee flavor left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just a bit under full in body with a smooth creamy texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall an exceptional Imperial Porter that is so well put together you can hardly notice the high alcohol content. Shame this brew is now retired...
SJL_ (10) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a glass and enjoyed in an imperial pint. This porter pours a deep black color with a thin caramel brown head. Essence of malts, molasses and coffee on the nose with a faint smell of alcohol. Very easy drinking porter with a sweet taste that is not overbearing. Prominent coffee and chocolate favors throughout.
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some vanilla, and a touch of smoke. Tastes of roast, chocolate, some caramel, and the same light smoke. Some what thin.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, cellared for nearly a year. Pours just about black with a smallish tan head. Aroma and flavor are quite smooth and rich: quite a lot of chocolate and vanilla, some coffee, lots of roast malt. Sweet up front; fairly dry finish. Bitterness from the roast malt is pretty muted. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick, nice and smooth.
crajun (871) - , Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared bottle with brother; deep black pour. aroma of roasted malts choc; etc. taste similar solid porter