Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Deep dark chocolate and molasses notes with a touch of sweet coconut. Jet black with a rich brown head. Lots of nice roasty notes, dark chocolate, sweet coconut and a nice rich finish. Much like the original.
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Listed at 9.4% here. Pours dark cola brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich milk chocolatey dark malt with a light toasted coconut note on the back. Taste is similar - big, thick, rich milk chocolate malt with a great full mouthfeel. Coconut is present but lighter than the aroma, just as in the non-imperial version of this. Great rich flavor makes this a nice upgrade.
kathouse (1508) - Nevada, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown and opaque. Creamy tan foam. Plenty of chocolate and coconut. Flavor is a little bittersweet but the finish smooths out with time.
liquidbread86 (124) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coconut aroma. Taste has notes of coffee, dark chocolate and coconut. The coconut isn’t overwhelming.
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savor 2015. Oneo f the first things tried. Nice amount of chocolate, light coffee. Glad i got to try.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Growler Guys - Portland. Just about black in color with a tan head. Smells kind of like an Almond Joy. Dark chocolate, some toasted coconut, and a mild nuttiness. Good sweetness as well as some bitter coffee and roasted malts. Plenty of chocolate and a nice chewy coconut flavor. A little more body than the regular version.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhere between a 2 and 4oz draft pour at SAVOR 2015’s Saturday night session. This one is very similar to their standard CoCoNut PorTeR. Poured a black-brown color with a medium sized light tan head. Aroma was malty, chocolate, tons of coconuts. Flavor was light shaved coconut, with dark malts, chocolates, coffee notes. Enjoyable, but I’d probably just stick the the more sessionable of the two.
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Opaque dark brown. Aroma of Mounds bar, no nuts. Tasty has toasted coconut, coffee, dark chocolate. Decent.
patricks110 (2376) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A beautiful brew. Pours a slick, viscous nearly opaque black with a thin tan head. The aroma is rich and robust with tons of coconut and cocoa notes. Light espresso bean and milk chocolate combine well with a light hop. Rich and silkly smooth with a robust, moderately dry finish. A bit astringent and bitter with a lingering alcohol warmth and heavy coconut flavour that goes into the aftertaste. Great brew.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Mayor of Old Town, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of nice cocoa, roast, and coffee notes with a hint of lactose, some ash into a slight toasted coconut note, slight metal. Taste was a mix of cocoa, slight coconut, toast into some ashy, metallic note, slight roast and coffee, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry. A slight improvement from the base, but still could be better.