ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades normal.
S - Roasted chocolate and dark caramel malts, spicy rye, black licorice, molasses, coffee, hint of dark fruit, a bit of booze.
T - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, spicy rye, molasses, roasted coffee, black licorice, bit of dark fruits, vanilla, and some booze.
M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and a touch creamy with a sweet, roasted, warming finish.
D - Nice imperial porter. Good overall balance.
fletchfighters (1198) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ML bottle
Dark cola pour, settled black, great dark brown sugar colored head, excellent retention with strips of lacing.
Nose is sweet licorice, sweet milk chocolate, roast, coffee, subtle spice, caramel and vanilla.
Lots of vanilla sweetness up front. Subtle earthiness in the back. There is coffee, caramel, grain, roast, and bitter licorice root and spice. Very sweet though.
Medium bodied, light carbonation, full on sweetness. Interesting enough once get through the sweetness.
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very roasty with light coffee notes and cereal. A pretty straight forward Porter done fairly well.
mile (3292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and roasted malt, light licorice and coffee. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light roasted malt, light licorice and coffee. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, faint licorice and light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish IP with roastiness makes the finish bit drier. Way too sweet for me.
mathieuc (1816) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before 22/03/2016. Pours a really dark brown and almost black. On top sits a small beige rim that doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is of roasted malt, slight peppery rye or alcohol and green hops. Taste is rich with some dry cocoa, coffee and a light lactose-like sweetness. Alcohol is pretty much completely hidden. Body is full and carbonation low to moderate. Overall a really solid imperial porter, nice after supper drink!
Serapac (200) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark with large brown creamy head. Aroma first surprisingly hoppy, then adds chocolate, coffee - rather complex. Massive lacing. Full body. Sweet taste: coffee, dark chocolate, dried plums; finish more on the bitter side. Very nice overall.
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Nisse666 (4709) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet cons 2015-03-19 Duved
AR: roasted malt, chocolate and coffey
AP: black, frothy dark brown head
F: roasted malt, chocolate and coffey, big smooth body, lasting flavors, My wife asked me to by another, so it must have been good ;)
Douberd (2955) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Nøgne Ø / Terrapin Imperial Rye Porter) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 9%
Totally black and thick pour, minimal dark brown head that builds up though, still with low retention. A thin line of lacing around the glass.
Aroma has alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, light roasted character.
Taste has also roasted malts, a bit pf ash on the finish, vanilla, notable alcohol.
Medium thick body, good carbonation, dry and sticky at the same time on the palate.
Great beer, not much difference from a well made imperial stout, I could drink this the whole day.
crossovert (8593) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Brown pour. Slight hint of oxidation and soy, oatmeally rye with some cocoa and roast but not heavy.
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark black, opaque, small tan head that dissipates quickly leaving solid lacing. Rich chocolate, roasted malt and anise aroma. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, roasty, dark cocoa, some anise, a bit of lightly burned malts. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
Stuu666 (5540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, peppery, bitter.