Atom (1337) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to SS, pours dark brown/ black with a medium deep tan head. Aroma hits some nice senses in me head, chocolate, coffee, hops, molasses, dark malts, and pretzel bread. Could ask for a better balance in this aroma. So smooth, chocolate and coffee intertwined perfect, with slight roasted malt, molasses, hops, and yeast bringing it altogether. Damn near perfect, easy drinking, extremely well balanced. I could drink this all day everyday, lovely!
adam42381 (377) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review from notes taken at Cigar City Brewing taproom on 7/15/12. Poured on draft into a Cigar City shaker pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost black with a 1/2 finger light tan head. Decent lacing.
Smell: Roasted coffee, chocolate, toasted malt and white bread crust.
Taste: Milk chocolate, roasted malt and coffee throughout. Aftertaste is bitter coffee with a touch of sweet chocolate. Extremely well-balanced. Excellent flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium-to-full-bodied with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. I could drink this all day.
Overall: Excellent beer overall. Maybe the best porter (itís really close to a milk stout in my opinion) Iíve ever had. Itís extremely well-balanced and smooth. Iíd recommend trying this one if you get a chance. I hope Iím lucky enough to get some bottles of Everett at some point.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first from HF. Very excited for this one! Poured into a Highland pint glass.
Pours a deep foreboding black. Heavy and scary looking. A great finger width of luscious mocha-head rests atop. The nose is rich with roasted malt, coffee grounds, dark breads, molasses. Well-rounded aroma invites me to partake.
For the style, the feel holds up wonderfully. Velvety chewy mouth with a moderately-full heft to it. This is not an easy drinker, and thatís fine by me. Holds up the decadence of the flavors perfectly. The beer is overflowing with rich, malty goodness. Roasted coffee stands out, followed by a not-unpleasant burst of charred bread. Semi-sweet chocolate, cut oats on the finish. Fantastic Porter. One of the best. Iíd love to have this one again.
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Having a glass at Cigar City as a guest tap. Pours and laces just like a fine RIS. Aroma is light espresso , roasted malts and slightly smoky. Taste is much like aroma and smooth. Very easy to drink, and you taste the craftmanship. Excellent porter indeed. Thanks To all involved who made it possible to enjoy this.
carmona06 (13) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home Stockholm, Sweden. This beer blew my mind. Didnt find any flaws at all. Dont think the perfect beer exists but this is damn close to the perfekt Imp porter.
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Scopey (6671) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle many thanks to Bruce at his Housewarming Tasting. It pours jet black, with a medium light tan head. The nose is roasted malt, caramel, coffee, cocoa, rich roast and chocolate milk. The taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, charcoal, touch of spice, caramel and bitterness in the finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Smooth and very well balanced. Straight-up delicious!
AdamJackson (2529) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve had this beer on a few occasions but this is the first time reviewing it. Picked this up at the brewery on Saturday. Enjoyed at Cellar Temp (60 Degrees F) in a HIll Farmstead Glass on a warm summer afternoon.
A - Poured a dark brown to black out of the bottle. Appearance post-pour is pitch black with brown bits along the edge of the glass. Head of 1-finger brown like coffee that sticks around for a very long time fading slowly.
S - Very dry roasted malts, hint of bakers chocolate orange citrus and liquorice. Some coffee and tobacco.
T - Wow. Up front, this very burnt dark malts taste of liquorice and smoke. Smoked malts for sure in this on and a touch of vanilla. Coffee and Chocolate follow with the finish of roasted espresso beans. Thereís this very light and almost floral texture at the finish that makes you thirsty to take another drink.
M - 40% carbonation on the mouth swish. Medium body with a light candy like finish.
O - This beer comes in growler filles (750ML / 2L) and 500ML bottles. Itís hard to imagine sharing anything less than 750ML with a friend. This beer is the most delicious and drinkable porter Iíve ever had. I donít drink too many of them because they tend to be very bitter at the finish, mouth drying or too boring on the palate. This beer looks, smells, tastes and finishes perfectly and the 7.5% ABV is not noticeable at all despite any cheapening effects such as vanilla or oak chips. Thereís a reason this is #1 in the Porter Style on RateBeer.
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bruceís Housewarming Tasting. Deep brown with a massive tan head. Plenty of floating yeast globules. The nose is deep toasty brown pumpernickel bread, some nutella, roasted nuts and dark chocolate. Vinous, slightly woody. The taste is full, toasty chocolate syrup, burnt brown bread and rich raspberry. Nutty, full, lightly dry on the long finish. Thick and rich. Overall, pretty great.
jcartamdg (1934) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a mocha head. Aroma of smokey chocolate. Taste follows, thick and chocolatey, smoke is there but not too much. Really amazing!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nimbleprop (4763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle pours a hazy brown with some clumpy, wispy, tan head. Nose is coffee, brown sugar, nutty, bread, malty. Flavor is sweet, brown sugar, bread, coffee grounds, malty, a little vanilla. Medium bodied, sweet finish.