sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darn good porter. It poured a little flat but that might be attributed to the open fermentation method. Nice roasted coffee flavor with a great malt presence. Something different about this porter...maybe it is some fruitiness or something. Not sure, but a tasty beer nonetheless. I might finally give the other Imp beers a taste now.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
bottle. Deep brown with minimal head. Really odd sour flavor. I like sours, but this doesnít seem like itís intentionally sour, nor is it pleasantly sour, so uhÖ I canít really get past that. Itís a semi-malty porter, but I canít really taste anything else but this unpleasant sourness.
outlawskies (453) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Interesting yet goood Julie says, we bit agree in the score of three. C.
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jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Way too much champaign carbonation, which is wrong for a porter. The smell is way too sweet as it smells like opening a new can of latex paint. Taste is horribly sour. Totally wrong mouthfeel. I am pouring this out.
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. RBSG. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, chocolate, dirty earth and grape soda. Medium body.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Great British Beer Festival 2013. Poured a thick black colour with a dense tan head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, blackjack sweets and aniseed. Very aggressive carbonation. Initial flavours of treacle, burnt malt and some spice. Good balance of sweetness on the palate with some burnt sugar, plums and oak.
fonefan (36362) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, moderate roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet, malt butter, light coffee, raisin - berry tart notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
SSSteve (3862) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Mostly black with huge foamy head. Dry ashy flavor. A bit tart. No residual sweetness left. Some dry cocoa. Ligh t bodied.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
black with a huge head. Nose is chocolates with some grain and metallic notes. Flavor is chocolates, metallic, and rubbery flavors. Charred burnt and a touch phenolic. Not really my favorite.
Grumbo (654) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle bought at GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Dark brown colour with a small tan coloured head. Mild chocolate and caramel aroma, with some slightly sour dark fruit. Quite high in carbonation. A little light in body, and somewhat disappointing really.
rondphoto (2368) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black with a noisy, fizzy 2" head, too carbonated for lace. Taste is bitter chocolate malt that adds earthy dark fruit through the palate on its way to a fizzy, still the same bitter, finish. Long after the finish thereís a nice hop residue left on the tongue. I understand this is 5%. If so, the taste is much bigger than one might expect.