berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a nearly opaque brown/black with red highlights and a big brown head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is musty with roasted malts and grapes. Taste is caramel, coffee, and grapes with a dry wine like finish.
TheGooch510 (7) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full bodied flavor, with a definitely barley "wine" style flavor. Not worth $16 for a bomber in my opinion, but a good beer nontheless
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very nice porter. Smooth, rich, and dark. A dense mouthfeel with the grape and wine barrel flavors adding a splendid subtle touch of tartness. Picked this up at the cork and barrel in Lawrence.
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, with small beige head. Good lacing. Fairly Nuetral aroma, but complex taste. Sweet, toffee, well balanced and easy to drink..
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Luck Pie Lodo. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head and great lacing. Toffee, raisins, dark fruits, light cocoa, bread, a touch of vanilla, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is roasty, yet tart, somewhat fruity, red grapes, coffee, and malty with a medium roasty finish. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation. Kind-of a weird brew but not in a bad way. I think I prefer Ska’s Vinifera over this one.
chrisv10 (12214) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little vegetable, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and a little bitter.
Concealer (912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A burgundy brown pour with a caramel head. Smells almost like a port wine. Grapes, spice and malt with a little oak in the nose. Tastes of sweet malt and chocolate/toffee, oak, grape, and spice.
notalush (5274) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Odell - clear dark ruby pour - nose is pretty much all imperial porter - caramelized sugars, chocolate - can’t really detect the barrel - if I didn’t know, I would not guess - body is definitely thin for something of this strength - approach is all chocolate and burnt sugars - middle has a slight hint of grape juice - finish is light roast and char, along with a hint of tartness - again, hard to detect the barrel/wine - seriously disappointing, but not necessarily bad - glad I didn’t spend 14 bucks on a bottle.
CJack (48) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pour rich brown with burgundy hue. Very light aroma. Very sweet taste with lots of caramel malts. Light hop bitterness balances the malts nicely. Complex flavor with woodiness from barrel aging. Despite high gravity, no boozy flavor (ie well-masked). Very unique for an already uncommon style (imperial porter).
---Rated whilst imbibing
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours opaque dark brown with a good lacing and huge beige head. Aroma is toffee, red berreies, wood, roasted malt, grapes, bubblegum, sour berries. Taste is medium sweet, light+ bitter and light tart. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate. Finishes fruity sweet, woody, tart and tannic.