katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been a long time since we had this, but I have to add to the system. We gave 3.5 so it was above average and liked the chocolate and slight vanilla. It was a little coffee but not much, and almost a bitter nut taste. Tap
Cousin_Larry (616) - - JUL 17, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow all I can say is this one is incredibly flat. Some chocolate flavor.Almost feels like someone left this one on the counter overnight and I’m drinking it the next morning.
BrianDorry55 (356) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. Lots of vanilla, cinnamon, and toffee in the nose. Lots of vanilla flavor...almost entirely vanilla...surprised it isn’t better balanced with the coffee...or the uhhh, porter. Medium mouthfeel with that vanilla astringent aftertaste. An alright beer...the base beer isn’t good enough to hold up to the vanilla...and im not sure what makes this "imperial" at under 8%.
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a nice rich porter with a good balance of coffee and vanilla flavors.
Panzuriel (1427) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roebling espresso vanilla imperial porter. lots of words. Rich dark brown brew with a very fine almost not there head of tan bubbles. The aroma is slightly sweet vanilla over a richly roasted dark chocolate malt. Taste is initially a bit sweet but resolves into a nice roasted dark chocolate and black coffee with a bit of cream bitter. body is full and silky. a very decent porter.
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty sweet porter. Dark brown pour. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, coffee.milky creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
Jared_Clifton (61) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap pours black with tan head. Had a nitro version on tap not sure if the usual is usually a nitro. Really good, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, toffee. Very roasty then finished sweet.
Patrickctenchi (4817) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep brown with red tint...short tan head.
Chocolate, vanilla bean aroma.
Taste is silky, sweet coffee malt, vanilla, milk chocolate....cream.
G_Ram9 (41) - - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty brew. Alcohol taste and aroma are upfront and make this beer seem like more than 7.5abv. Chocolatety on the palate with a nice finish of vanilla and sweet fruity notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PorterPounder (6209) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Labeled as Vanilla Espresso Imperial Porter Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Purple leaning to black pour, off white head, no lace. Creosote, licorice, and chocolate in the aroma.Flavor has some espresso accents, chocolate , licorice, biscotti biscuits and vanilla presence permeating throughout. Nice, thick, rich mouthfeel. Rather enjoyed this one.
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Thanks to drowland for this.Pours a deep dark brown fading to black, light off-white head. Aroma has some nice earthy black topsoil essence to it, with a touch of licorice. Flavor has some coffee, a hint of licorice, some earthy black dirt essence. Mouthfeel is slightly dry and chalky which is nice. Best of the bunch from Rivertown that drowland shared with me - but still has a touch of that butterscotch noted in their other beers - just mixes in well in this case. .