FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy brown head that lingered and left incredible lacing. The aroma was faint vanilla, chocolate and a touch of hickory. The flavor was light toasty and wood y malts with notes of chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla and a bit of cherry. The finish was medium length toasty malts, wood and vanilla. Medium body but creamy. Too subdued overall. Decent.
jzzbassman (1414) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of TheCheeseman’s cellar. Labeled as Full Sail Imperial Porter. Pours almost black with very little head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet. Flavor hampered by being thin bodied, but mellow chocolate and malt with the hop bitterness being mostly aged out. Held up well.
abcfan (651) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome brew! Pours black with minimal head/lacing. Light smokey coffee aroma. Taste is very smooth smoke/coffee with a little chocolate. Finishes long and smokey. Would probably be a great cigar beer.
Ron (2185) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured very dark, black with a creamy tan head. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate & coffee, light sweet malt, and some mild hops. Taste is also roasted malt, light hops, warming finish. Pretty typical imperial porter. Overall, a decent brew.
jb (1939) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ron, thanks Ron! Very dark, could see no highlights, thick foamy head. Big dark chocolate nose with roasted malt notes. Nutty and malty palate complete with chocolate and a touch of coffee. Very nice.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 22oz, reviewed last year. Pours out really black, tan head, looks really good. Nose is very roasted, sweeter fruits, dried apricot, chocolate, cocoa powder. First sip is decent, bitterness from a coffee flavor rips the mid to finish, sweetness up front, complexity isn’t that great pretty light. I thought this one might have had more of a cocoa influence, but overall solid considering the age. The bitterness lingers as you continue to drink it. Solid for the money.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle pour. Almost black color with a light tan head. Chocolate notes in the aroma and taste. Creamy and smooth. Nice.
Gription79 (1965) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Chocolate, fruity yeast, caramel, fruity hops
Taste: nutty, chocolate, fruit from yeast and hops
A lite easy to drink Imperial Porter. Nice!
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4002-20110930] 1pt6floz bottle. Burnt toast charcoal aroma has a little sweet coffee grounds. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Burnt coffee-infused charcoal toast flavour. Full body. Good, solid, not cloying but a little one-dimensional. (7/4-/7/3/15) 3.6
(c/o blackboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Labeled ’Imperial Porter Brewmaster Reserve 2011’. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head -- almost oily looking. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, cream and light leafy hops. Dry flavour of coffee and roasted malt along with leafy hops, nuts and cocoa. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff, I really liked it.