badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Black with almost no head. Dark chocolate, cherry, and drip coffee aroma and taste with a bitter chocolate finish and a slightly oily full bodied palate.
JohnnyJ (5286) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Plenty of heavy roast, sweet chocolate, burnt malt, licorice, bitterness, coffee, and notes of dark fruit. Ok.
jpkeskinen (460) - FINLAND - AUG 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank from a bottle at home. An excellent porter! The taste is sweet with hints of chocolate, honey and coffee. Look beautiful.
jcwattsrugger (11899) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by Jesterdeal-22 bottle-lt brown-black with some sheeting. A-molasses/roasty/cocoa-dk malt. T-molasses/roasty/cocoa-dk malt, earthy hop finish.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pleasant surprise. Aroma is roasty coffee, dark chocolate and a sweet malty honey. Pours black with a nice tan head. Taste is ultra roasty with dark chocolate and a sweet honey malt behind it. Finishes with a great roasted coffee mouthfeel. Dark a nice.
jtclockwork (13271) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jesse at Johns. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of honey, roast chocolate malt, vanilla sweet molasses, roast coffee and a touch of pine. Medium body. Great balance.
Blairgus (3945) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 aug 2013, bottle. Black. Nose is burnt coffee. Thin, slightly creamy body and moderately fizzy. Burnt coffee, licorice, burnt toast. Pretty good!
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brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Ironfire. Black pour with a small tan head. Very roast forward nose, some ash, coffee, and coffee grounds. Licorice, dark fruit, burnt sugar, and a slight nuttiness. The flavor is kind of bitter up front with lots of roasted malt and coffee grounds. Burnt sugar, licorice, dark fruit, burnt nuts, and a hint of alcohol.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It’s black, opaque, with a tan head and good lacing. The aroma is warm, alcoholic, and toasty malts, nice. I usually despise gimmicky attempts to use weird local ingredients in beer (like avocado honey, whatever the hell that is), but in this case, the result is pretty good. It’s surprisingly balanced for how strong it is, with lots of warmth, and not over-hopped. Really roasty-toasty for the style, which mutes some potential complexity.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Ironfire. Muddy dark brown with red highlights. Sheets of lacing. Nose is unassuming, muted hazelnut, soil. Taste is weaker, dusty, black tea, lemon, hints of dark chocolate. Palate is thin, soil heavy. Weak for imperial porter.