swoopjones (4229) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Pizza Plant Transit. Big roasty malt aroma. Hints of coffee & licorice. Taste is heavy roasted malts, some sweetness, hints of coffee & anise. Deep dark pour. Body might be atad light. Another good beer from Long Trail. Thumbs up to this recent run of good imperials
TheEpeeist (2820) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a spongy tan head. Nose is spruce and lime zest with coffee and rich cocoa in the back. Medium body with fine, stinging carb; finishing dry and resiny. Taste, like the smell, very hop, citrus forward. Iím thinking mocha key lime pie. Hints of espresso, orange peel and vodka. Pleasantly different, surprising.
pete4999 (840) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black pour, chocolate milk colored head. Smells lightly of coffee/toffee, but heavy on the smoky flavor. Similar taste. Roast malts, coffee and toffee. Dark chocolate and even a little hoppiness in the background. Smooth, lightly bitter finish. Very tasty.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Caponeís: Aroma of hops, pine, citrus, and slight roasted malts. Poured very dark brown in color with a creamy, dense, medium-sized, brown head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of coffee, chocolate, hops, light pine, slight roasting, and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Thin, oily, slightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt finish.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a nice black body with thin head. Aroma is grassy, chocolate and oatmeal. Flavor is bitter chocolate, coffee and hops. Light bitter finish and not too chalky like in most Imperial Porters. This one is a steal at itís price!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with at an head. Roast y coffee hints of lactose and sugar sweetness, a hoppy body with pine y accents. Sweet with a bitter finish. Good.
caresville (106) - Vernon, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good but not great, i could not believe the amount of hops in this thing. it stunk of hops and tasted like hops also. very surprising. overall it was good but not fantastic, piney and smokey tasting with a bit of a bitter finish.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with JRedmond, Big Guy, and the Ryapist. This will be my second brewmaster series and I must say is significantly better than the Coffee Stout - which was good! I am not much of a Porter guy and this sucker really worked me over. Totally made me rethink the way I view the style. Delicious roasted malts with spice pine hop. Insanely approachable palate, bubbly and inviting. The hops really opened up this bad boy
jredmond (4023) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with Pwn3d, PJ, and RYGUY. This pours a dark dark coca cola body with a small chocolate brown head. The aroma is surprisingly hoppy. The flavor is amazing - great hops, smooth roasty & smokey finish that is subtle underneath the hop flavor. Best porter Iíve sampled, hands down.
vtafro (1863) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Third in the brewmasterís series. Still a great pick up due to their great prices, but this isnít as great as the previous two brews. Black pour with tan head. Hoppy and dark malt flavors and aromas abv is hidden.