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.
alexsdad06 (6250) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled in 2011 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate, powdery, dusty, earthy bitterness, nutty with a hint of smoke, only real ding is it was thin for the style.
TEJA (1411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught at 21:st Amendment in San Fransisco.
Medium brown head. Black color. Sweet caramell taste. Soy and caramell aroma. Low bitterness and unbalanced.
hackobock (1879) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
October 4, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sticky caramel, licorice and light roasted coffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a light dry and bit acidic roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium, smooth, bodied.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine Boca Raton. Pours Black with very little head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Can’t say I’m getting much on the nose. A little syrupy sweet on the nose. Not getting a lot of interesting roasted flavor. Hides the alcohol well. It’s a miss for me.
slowrunner77 (6278) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"A little smoke, chocolate, coffee and fruit greet the nose. Similar in taste with the bitterness and the smoke coming out a little more. Not bad, but not what I have grown accustomed to within the style. OK for a porter, but foran imperial, falls a tad short."
baraciisch (2134) - California, 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 (9692) - 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 (1545) - 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 (626) - 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 (1500) - 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.