Arayaga2 (1885) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With the exception of its dense creamy tan head, this product is roughly similar in appearance to Pepsi. Predominant taste is coffee with a chocolate aftertaste, and there is no mistaking it.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body with amber highlights and a silky beige head. Aroma of fresh ground coffee beans and some dark chocolate. Coffee character lead the way as the dark malts for the porter took a backseat. Somewhat thin textured. Enjoyable, but fairly basic as far as coffee beers go.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Manayunk Brew Pub. Poured a dark and hazy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and coffee. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, caramel, and roast. Had a caramel sweetness that was somewhat balanced out by the coffee bitter finish. I’m a sucker for coffee beers and when I read ’Imperial Coffee Porter’ I expected more of a coffee punch (that being said, this wasn’t a bad porter). Alcohol content well hidden.
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer was off the mark from first appearance and was a rare brew I did not bother to finish. Maroon in color, not remotely resembling a porter, with a slight ring of head. Sweet roast aroma sickly mingling with an indiscernable vegetable smell and sugariness. Weird, hard to discern flavor of sweet vegetable and a bitter celery finish.
egajdzis (5525) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark, hazy, amber color with a thin, light tan head that left sparce lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, coffee beans, cocoa, and a bit of smoke. Taste was sweet, caramel and chocolate, with some roasted malts, and more coffee. Unfortunately the coffee could have stood out more.