tnkw01 (862) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown color with a tan head. Roasted grain aroma. Taste is rich and creamy chocolate and coffee flavors.
koleminer20 (197) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is a deep brown, with a reddish transparency to it. The head is moderate and nice tan color. It fades down pretty quickly and leaves a light film and minimal lacing. The aroma is sweet. There is a lot of licorice and malt. The finish on the aroma is a light chocolate. The taste is very similar. It's a little thicker than I thought it would be. There is the licorice and malt that dominate, and the back end is more of a chocolate milk kind of aftertaste. Pretty good
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Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 30 Aug 2013) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with dark rye bread, raisins and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, raisins, dark rye bread, coffee, caramel and a certain sweetness in a finish with a balanced cocoa bitterness. Almost full body, with some sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Very nice.
deaconmike (250) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nice complexity to this beer. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, roast, and ripe fruit. Fairly sweet, but some dryness kicks in and mellows things out. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice beer.
BVery (5154) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a light cream colored head. Some chocolate, smoke, bready malts, good palate. Quite good.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma a bit vinous, smoke, sweet, roasted with bready notes. Taste is dryer, lots of smoke, wood, read with astringent finishing notes. Very nice
LoFi (1443) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, pretty much, porous beige head. Aroma: licorice, candy, sweet.Taste: sweet licorice, candy, fruity, light milk chocolate. Medium bodied. Pleasant but perhaps not that exciting.
RedSox2004 (1050) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with ruby red highlights, smallish head but good retention and decent lace. Strong coffee aromas accompanied by cocoa nips, chocolate and dark cherries. Bittersweet chocolate flavors up front, supported by caramel malt sweetness, coffee, grassy hops bitterness, dark fruit and a hint of alcohol. Full body, creamy silky smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, and a lingering bittersweet finish.
arg_ha (7) - - MAY 24, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty nutty notes with citrus undertones with a resin after taste. Dark caramel color
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep cola pour, nearly black, thin to moderate sudsy head, tannish, spotty lacing.   Soft cocoa nose, roasty, some minor sour notes, very very minor tho. &nbps I aged this one about 6 months or so.   Smooth
roasty flavor up front, a little tart, minor dryness on the backside.   Not a heavy sweet example of an imperial Porter.   Has a bit of cocoa on the backside, amongst the roastiness and ash/charred wood.   Respectable
example.   I may have waited a little too long as its a tad tart.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering soft dark pitted fruit, a little ashy, a bit of dark cocoa or bakers chocolate linger.   Respectable
example, one that I should have tried a little sooner.