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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Rich and decadent. This strong porter is perfect for sipping at the end of the day or to accompany full-flavored foods. The intense, roasty flavor comes from two types of chocolate malt and raw cocoa nibs. Whole vanilla beans introduced post fermentation add complexity and enhance the dessert-like qualities of this full bodied beer. Indulge yourself! Additional Information: This beer began life as our Panamanian Porter with the flavors of chocolate, vanilla and banana. A truly unique beer, we felt that all those flavors needed some smoothing out so we changed yeast strains and eliminated the banana flavor (Which came from the yeast strain). The Panamanian Porter did have many fans however, and there may be plans in the future to bring it back for a special occasion. Stay tunedÖ

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3556) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Thanks Heidi for the bottle. Being an imperial porter, I poured this into a snifter. The appearance was a black color with a fingerís worth of a slim white to off white slightly foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled lacing roamed around the glass. The smell had some sweet to roasty cocoa to allow a nice rich yet bitter roasted coffee to try to make a stance but ends up fading just a bit. The taste was mainly a good balance of sweet to roasty with the cocoa and coffee combining nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability rearing its head slightly but Iím finding more of a sipping aspect from it at times. Carbonation seemed good for the style and for me. Overall, nice imperial porter I could down again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
"Had much bigger hopes for this, especially as a near imperial strength brew, as H24 has been spot on so far. Easily the least favorite beer Iíve had from them so far. Thin for 8% and overly sweet, smells and tastes like a tootsie roll. Not entirely a bad thing, just a bit too artificial and sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3614) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
22 ounce bottle purchased at Bel Air in Woodland. The aroma is more faint than I would expect. A little tinny and metallic with faint sweetness. Light roast. Transparent dark cola/mahogany color with a medium, fizzy light tan head present. Starts with a bit of a chewy, semi-sweet maltiness. Pretty full-bodied. Becomes a little toasted with slight astringency in the middle. Dark bitter chocolate flavors late. Pretty one-dimensional, and somewhat pedestrian.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown pour, off-white medium thick head, light lacing. Chocolate and brown sugar in the aroma. Flavor has some chocolate notes, a touch of licorice, a wee bit of creosote. Thick enough mouthfeel. Not really feeling it on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2983) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Flaske: Sortbrun Ýl med et lille skumhoved. Syrlig duft. Smagen er chocolade men igen le syrlig. ōllen er ikke inficeret men den syrlige bismag og duft er off i forhold til mine smagslÝg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1934) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Dark brown. Tan head. Milk chocolate. Some light roast. Fair Sweetness. Medium body. Smooth and creamy. No bitterness. Soothing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrodooo5 (1456) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Decent dark brown pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves lacing. The aroma is somewhat underwhelming w/ just a hint of roasted notes & a touch of chocolate. The flavor starts out robust w/ chocolate & coffee notes but finishes kind of a abruptly & dry. Overall itís decent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber! Pours a translucent walnut color. Good lacing, moderate head/carbonation. Moderate aroma, some chocolate and roasty notes. The taste is good - you can pick out the cocoa nibs and a little vanilla a tiny bit of banana at the end. My one critique is that the palate isnít rich enough to back up all the complex flavors. Iím surprised itís 8%, actually. Very good beer, Iím impressed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2152) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a finger and half of head on a black body. The aroma has some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Itís a little on the faint side though. The taste starts with some chocolate sweetness, then some mild bitterness, moves to roasted malt and bitter chocolate finish. Nice profile and well balanced. The texture is pretty smooth with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Thanks to my friend Ed for sending this over! Pours a dark brownish color with two fingers of light tan head. Sparse lacing. Aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, some roast. Tasting notes of dark fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Medium body with a semi-dry and slightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Nice porter.

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