SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Vague tart grain aroma with a little chocolate and smoke but not really distinct. The flavor is dry and slightly tart without much if any smoke character and not a whole lot of roast either. Not really sure what’s going on here but it isn’t good. Way too acidic to an uncomfortable level and I guess I expected smoke based on the name but that isn’t really showing either.
baraciisch (1890) - USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate... Flavor of dark fruit, sweet malts, smoke, dark chocolate bitterness on finish ... Fairly sweet
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daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard brown pour, light brown head. Lots of roasted malt, raisins, light espresso and light hops.
Beerenberger (1447) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of sweet malts, and chocolate, with notes vanilla. Pours a solid black with a short lived tan head and minimal lacing. The pallet provides a taste of milk chocolate, toasted malts, and caramel. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a excellent imperial porter. Rich and smooth. Well done Napa Smith.
fattybladdy (560) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black with little head. Scent is pretty nice, bit of chocolate. Was expecting smokiness from the name, this was not the case. Instead what you have is a very smooth taste of chocolate and dark fruit. Tasty stuff.
VictorStr (1293) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial porter på 8%, hade förvänta mig mer. Rött lätt i kroppen och smaken, ABVn skiner igenom lite i smaken.
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
tnkw01 (1117) - 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 (602) - 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 (6158) - 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 (381) - 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.