bwa5879 (317) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Tiffany's, Kalamazoo MI. Daaaaark brown pour the color of antique dark wood that's almost black. Head was dense and similar to that of cola, about a half inch high. Aroma is: Malt, yeast, root beer and charred smokiness, in that order from most to least. Medium body, medium low carbonation. Very balanced flavor with a really clean finish. Tastes of cola, pie spices like nutmeg, all spice, maybe some mole? Holy crap this is a good beer from one of my new favorite breweries.
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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 (5000) - 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.
fluffy (817) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
rather mild for something labeled as an imperial porter, decent roasted grains and mild coffee and cocoa notes. not bad.
mikemccarthy (87) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany with reddish hues and a minimal head that quickly fades. Minimal lacing. Heavy, caramel malt aroma with hints of berries. Taste is true to the aroma with a sweet finish. Not bad, but a little sweeter than typical of the style.
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lopisar (70) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of Dark bread. Smooth in taste and pretty plain. Not very strong like i would thick of a imperial porter.
monk191 (394) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good porter. Not very imperial, almost more barleywine. Smells of fruit and wine or port. Taste is very sweet, with not much hops. Very good! Had on tap at the brewery.
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Palidor19 (2741) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
its a very strong flavor with some malt and dark fruit content. the beer has a robust flavor with many instance of stout like quality. the hops are mild but its a strong alcohol beer.
nick76 (4086) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is toasted with metallic hops, coffee, chocolate, and mixed grains. The appearance is brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma . The palate is smooth. Overall decent but thats it.
joeneugs (2176) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a dark brown/orange color with a khaki head. The aroma is anise, black licorice, a little ashy roast, caramel and cocoa. The flavor is the same. Carmel and cocoa with a roasted malt finish. A touch of minerals. A nice laid back brew for an imperial.
ironprog (33) - - MAR 1, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber brown with a minimal dirty-tan head. Aromas of chocolate, and caramel. Taste is fairly sweet with flavors of bittersweet chocolate, cola, and dark fruit. Body is full, creamy, and smooooth, with a long, sweet, finish. Carbonation is lively.
To be honest, there just isn’t much wrong with this beer. Grab one and enjoy! I know I will be!!