RRistow12 (269) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with beige head. Aroma of roast coffee. Taste is roasted malt with chocolate. Tastes more stout like than most porters. Overall a pretty solid porter.
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drfabulous (4131) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lexington Fest of Ales. Vanilla and chocolate porter with a nice creamy body. Pretty decent overall.
Mibsy (10) - - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although Porters are not my favorite, I found this one quite good. Excellent malty flavors coupled with a balanced hop flavor made this a a pleasant drink. I found it very similar to a stout, so Porter purists may not enjoy it as much as I did.
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shigadeyo (3059) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/11/2011: Rivertown Roebling Vanilla Espresso Imperial Robust Porter... Aroma: Vanilla and milk chocolate with subtle roasted malt and cocoa. Appearance: Ruby-brown color with a lofty beige-colored head. Flavor: Vanilla and sugary caramel; very soft and subtle roasted coffee beans; cola and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Palate: Soft and smooth; medium-bodied; gentle carbonation. Overall: Drinkable with lots of good intention and POTENTIAL, but too reserved and entirely underwhelming for the style.
Growler fill (draught, 7.8% ABV) from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #79 for this beer.
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky black, with a fragile beige head that disappears pretty quickly. Smells like coffee and vanilla, with an ashy note as well. Taste is coffee, vanilla, ash, and a bit of woody bitterness. The vanilla becomes more prominent as it warms.
devman171 (1020) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with cream head. Aroma is roast, taste is smooth roast with a slightly sweet alcohol finish, nice porter
jbarry1506 (28) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My only wish is that there were some bourbon involved. The title of imperial porter is not wasted on this beer. Bordering on stout, I enjoyed the barrel and coffee flavors while savoring the coffee after. This is a good one to enjoy when everyone else is asleep and the sun is coming up.
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black color with almost no head on it. Nose has roasting and just a bit of barrel aging elements in there. Taste also has a little wood, roasting, and some chocolate in there. Quite a nice beer.
maverick32 (21) - Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into a frosted pint glass. Little aroma and just a lacy head. Complex flavours but basically it made be think of a chocolate malt with a kick.
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Opaque chocolate with a small ring of bubbles. Nose is espresso, chocolate brownie and vanilla. Tastes of quality dark roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate caramel, dates and a touch of soy sauce. Light-medium body is sweet but well balanced by the roast, and dangerously drinkable with low-medium carbonation.