t8dd (45) - Mascoutah, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not overly smoky. Really surprised by the taste. Smoke with mellow hop and molasses. Great balance, great beer.
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thelynchfella (152) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured jet black with off white head. Aroma is of smoked bacon. Very smokey aroma. Very inviting. Flavour is of smoke ham, salt, raisins, slight chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Nice bitter finish. Great beer
_angst_ (3642) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Pours blackish dark brown with a creamy mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, malty, smokey and boozy with roasted malts, caramel, dark roast coffee, fried banana with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, smoked ham, minerals and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, smokey and slightly boozy. Mouthfeel is round, slightly viscous, tiny roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, smoked ham, burnt wood, minerals, alcohol and hints of fried banana. Very well integrated smoke on a solid slightly banana estery imperial porter. Bit hot but it suits the beer and drinking experience. I like it!
craftbeersweden (362) - SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black beer with a one finger, beige, head.
Nose: Chocolate, smoke, cocoa, coffee, rasted malt, brown sugar and hops.
Taste: Rasted malt, smoaked roasted malt, oak, vanilla, brown sugar, black pepper, coffee, molasses and dried fruit.
Body: Full body with light carbonation. Complex structure. Smooth and creamy.
Great Imperial Porter!
mR_fr0g (5821) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Thanks to Garrold. Dark black / brown coloured pour with a lasting light tan head. Aroma is smoked ham, honey glaze,dark choccuy, smokey phenols. Flavour is composed of smoked ham, cured meat, phenols, choc, bit of berry in the finsh. Palate is semi-sweet. Tasty.
Lawger (234) - SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with khaki head. Charcuterie scents, spent matches, chocolate malts, wet paper. Smells like a Bamberg Rauchbier but with a lot more malty body, pretty awesome. Medium bodied palate, medium bitterness. Loads of complexity. Very long finish with incredible balance. Some sweetness, bitterness, hints of acidity. Very good.
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rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle at the Hoopy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of Konstantinos. Black color with beige head. Aroma is smoked-peated with leather notes and roasted malty with milk chocolate to dominate. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, wood, liquorice, smoke, chocolate.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Smoke, wood, liquorice, peat, chocolate.
bytemesis (4747) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Homer! Pours dark black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is smokey for sure, campfires, ashes, roasted malts. Medium sweet, light plus smoky, lightly bitter. Notes of roasted malt, ash, wood fire, and cocoa. Medium body, low acidity. Well integrated and definitely not meaty. +1
mkam (322) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Very thick texture. Rich flavour and aroma of roasted malts and smokiness. Very good, rich, pleasant beer.
s_hartshorne (2364) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cotteridge pissup. Black thin head. Great smokey bacon aroma taste same lots of smoke pest dark fruits and malts. Ok body. Very good.