slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"i gotta say, the slight nuance of coriander worked here, maybe because there was so much else going on. didn’t know it was an imperial porter, so the jet black pour was a nice surprise. lots of spicy roasted hoppy goodness in the aroma. feel is full, but a touch too carbonated. not bad...i’m just nitpicking. flavor is huge of oats, roasted chocolate malt, various spices and hops. very nice."
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty spicy chocolate flavor with hints If licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moving an old rating after I realized/learned the Swedish importer opted to reuse labels even with a new beer.
75 cl bottle thanks to thomat!
On January 15, 2011. BB 06/10/13.
Black color, brown head. Spicy, sweet, alcohol scent. Sweet, spicy, roasted taste. Coffee and alcohol aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
75 cl bottle, BB 06/10/13, sampled on November 29, 2013. Left this midsummer by someone on my friedge.
Black color, brown head. Sweet, spicy scent and taste, also roasted. Has mellowed some compared to how I remember it. Nice and to the season. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with strong black coffee, anise, liquorice, burnt sugar, ashes, soy sauce and a touch of clove. Malty, roasted, spicy taste with notes of strong black coffee, burnt sugar, anise, liquorice, dark chocolate, cinnamon, coriander seed and a generous cacao bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Quiet spicy and powerful, but very nice.
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 23.4.2010
b3shine (5840) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to taster. Keg says "To Via From", so I’m rating it under this vintage. Looks good; a fairly opaque with razor-thin mocha lacing. Smells And tastes good; dark malt and chocolate with some roast, good balance, and a nice mouthfeel. Good beer!
laiti (5969) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ St. Urho’s Pub. Rated on 20.02.2010
Aroma has roasted malt, some spices and fruity notes. Flavour has roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee notes and spices. Quite similar than other beers in this series.
jkwood04 (4173) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a thick, lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little coffee and chocolate, but a weird hoppiness that doesn’t blend with the rest of the beer. Flavor about the same. Smooth texture. The porter element of this is great, but the hops bring weird flavors that shouldn’t be there.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2012 29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Opaque black beer. Thick chocolate foamy head. Softish palate. Light hops - grassy. Some minerals. Soft hoppy tasty porter!
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL c&c 2009 Ed thanks to Travlr. Ink pour. Small reddish mocha head. No retention. Weak ring of bubbles. Sweet fruit juice and soy sauce nose. Taste is very dirty, soil, headache inducing ashtray and cigarette. Whatever the malt bill is for these higher abv dark beers brewed at de Proef like Black Hole, Hei, these. They taste the same and need a recipe revamp.