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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
22oz Bottle. The pour was a deep dark opaque brown with an average (1-2 finger) medium tan creamy head that receded down to a thin layer of residue and medium collar, which created excellent sheets of sticky lacing. The aroma was of roasted dark malts, light resin hops and a bold leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, dark fruit (black cherry) and a mild tartness. The taste was lightly sweet and exceptionally malty with a bold chocolate roastiness which lasted throughout, progressing with a mildly bitter espresso presence along with a slight fruitiness towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time following the swallow, with a lightly tart fruity roasty taste that was left to settle in on the taste buds, as a mild alcohol warming sensation crept in. Mouthfeel was well beyond medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a somewhat lively carbonation. Overall as Imperial Porters go, this one is at top of its game. It possessed tons of roasty flavor along with a mild fruity tartness and a superb drinkability. This brew is highly recommended and a must try for anyone who likes a dark roasty brew... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matt_Foran (43) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: chocolate, pepper, coffee and malts. Appearance: nice dark brown/black color with mocha color head. Taste: coffee right away with hints of chocolate and spice. Very good porter, ranks up there for me. Getting this again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Complex aroma of spice, pepper, coffee and licorice. Pours a dark black with a well laced tan head. Tastes of chocolate and licorice, creamy feel with a bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kidobutai (419) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Part of a blind taste test. Great head. Dark caramel color.  Sweeter chocolate and coffee,  but not Mocha. My wife got this for me as a birthday present, and she is awesome!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, small white head. Medium licorice aroma. Medium body with a malt and licorice flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Deep dark brown, touch of dark red around the edges. tight light brown foam. Aromas coffee, chocolate, toast. Taste is big, bold. Big sweet, moving to big bitter. Rich roast throughout. Creamy mouthfeel. Little bit of tingly booze on the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippieFee (69) - - NOV 30, 2014
Large Bottle - Rich black color. Notes of chocolate and dry roasted coffee aromas, slight alcohol smell as well. Very dry taste. Sweet porter taste but I don’t taste much of the coffee, more pronounced on the smell and only mild on the pallet. Not an everyday drinking beer but a great one for after dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Aroma strong of coffee. Appearance of a typical coffee porter. Tastes of slightly bitter chocolate and coffee.. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with JJ. Pours the colour of molasses (but not the thickness, thankfully), with a reddish-brown head. Bold coffee aroma and flavour, "raw" if that makes any sense (i.e. there is a fairly strong vegetal character in addition to the hearty roast), with dark chocolate notes. Roasty bitter finish. Silky body, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (398) - CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours nearly opaque black with deep ruby around the margins, a fat finger of tight beige head, great retention, excellent lacing. (5/5) Nose is creamy chocolate giving way to dark coffee and dark roasty malt. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter, coffee astringency. (7/10) Full body, smooth and creamy texture, lingering astringent finish. (4/5) Starts with loads of chocolate, and even a hint of milky creaminess, before the coffee takes over. The high ABV is very well integrated, with barely even a gentle warming on the finish to warn you of its presence. Generally pleasant, well-balanced, and well-behaved. The single biggest flaw - and it’s not a big one - is the way the coffee takes over with its intensity and astringency, through the middle and into the finish. A pleasant sipper regardless. (16/20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1155) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark, near black with deep tan head. Aroma is sweet creamy coffee a little chocolate and vanilla. Taste is coffee and light bitter chocolate. Very enjoyable.

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