hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/8/12 bomber from papago.
dark importer brown color approaching black with a creamy cappuccino head.
big floral and estery nose... along with roast are the only notes i get until it hits about 70 degrees....after, fermented vanilla, umami, lactose, butterscotch and molasses.
the flavor shows about the same thing but with some banana and a mild bitterness on the finish. this really doesn’t taste like anything i would expect....no real oily vanilla, no choco, no coffee...odd.
the texture is nice however... big and creamy but controlled enough to finish. 5/4/5/4/13
Benzai (11031) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle [from trade with mista if I’m not mistaken] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque dark brown to black color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light, medium sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, dark malts and vanilla. Taste malts, dark malts, liquorice, firm vanilla, soft sweetness, light bitterness, coffee amd espresso lightly, some chocolate, slightly some hops come through as well. Medium to full body, suitable soft yet sort of medium carbonation. Very nice.
DutchDrebus (4941) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by benzai. Black colour with a medium to large beige head. Smells vanilla, roasty, chocolate, coffee, nice. Tastes roasty, coffee liquorice, vanilla, chocolate. Could do with a little less liquorice and even more chocolate and vanilla. Full body, soft carbo.
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared at the July MDF tasting. Dark brown, thin creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of strong vanilla, brownie batter, roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, raisin, dark fruits. Medium bodied.
Cam_Dynamite (106) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice enough, love the rich vanilla espresso on the nose. Taste is very vanilla dominated with coffee beans and a slightly leathery chocolate taste. I like vanilla beers and this is a well balanced quality beer, nothing out of the ordinary just solid.
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A dark brown color with a tan head. An intense aroma of toasted malts with a touch of vanilla. The vanilla comes through more clearly with each sip. This is a very robust, flavorful and rich beer.
GenDV138 (3739) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled 11/4/2014. Black with two fingers of frothy tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, light vanilla, a bit of chocolate, caramel. Tastes of roast, sweet coffee, slight vanilla, bits of dark fruit, some chocolate, light booze. Medium-full body with a dry and warm finish.
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville,NY. Black pour, creamy body. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted maltiness. some coffee/espresso. Full mouthfeel, nice porter
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (72) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A chocolate fudge sweetness dominates the aroma with slight tan head and spots of lacing. Chocolate covered coffee flavored marshmallows is my best way of explaining the taste. Carbonated with a creamy, smooth finish. Outstanding Imperial Porter that I will have try again!
Bacterial (2365) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a bomber. Dark brown. Thin tan head. Nose is burnt chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, but refreshing and drinkable. Mild booze on the finish.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
There's a sweet choc and vanilla aroma from this dark brown beer with an offwhite head. The sweetness from the choc mixes well with the vanilla leaving more of a vanilla bean flavor towards the end of the taste. The beer finishes out with a slight alcohol burn with coffee beans. This brew is a full bodied brew with low carb. Not a bad beer at all. Worth a try.