AndyW68 (1430) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown to black pour with minimal head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Nice sweetness balanced with bitter. Need to try again.
EithCubes (5549) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose roasty and chocolate, smooth, a little saccharine; pour dark brown with a tan cola head. Full body smooth (flattish even) with artificial/roughly extracted vanilla bean and non-acrid coffee and chocolate, again plagued by an artificiality. Also do need that acrid or acid touch, because this threatens to cloy without quenching. Medium-full sweetness and low bitterness. [2016.08.14: 2.6]
smaynard6000 (975) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a minimal beige head. Almost no carbonation. Aroma is mostly of dark chocolate. Somewhat sweet roasty flavor with chocolate notes and a bit of vanilla. Medium bodied with sweet finish. Nothing imperial about this. A bit disappointing.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some coffee, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some vanilla, chocolate, light cherry. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
MaBeer1972 (1791) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Table and Vine. Pours out a very dark blackish brown. Thin head fades quickly. Sweet and roasty aromas and flavor. Smooth roasty body. Good balance, but still rather thick and sweet.
beertholomeus (1688) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black color with a short lived khaki head. Sugar, syrup, caramel, vanilla, light coffee and toast aroma.Vanilla, sugar, coffee, caramel, toffee and toast flavors. Medium light body and moderate carbonation. Sweet vanilla and licorice finish. Super watery and pretty bland overall. You have to really look for the flavors.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6621) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a thin almost black color with a trace soapy brown head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was vanilla and brewed coffee. The flavor was vanilla cream, brewed coffee, cocoa and hint of wood and dark fruits. Medium length finish. Medium body and smooth but undercarbonated. Feels like its close to being really good but keeps falling short in every category.
rodenbach99 (4164) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Style et résumé: Imperial porter mince.
Comment: EBF 2016.
Portrait: Un liquide brun. Un nez de chocolat, café, de vanille et grain rôtis. Une bouche similaire avec des saveurs de chocolat et fruits rouges. Une texture plutôt aqueuse gâche la sauce.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (from FL). Dark brown color, small off-white head. Aroma has artifical chocolate, cardboardish malts, espresso. Light-bodied. Sweet chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, harsh. Njet.
oh6gdx (25174) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is espresso, wood and some mild dusty and a bit earthy notes. Flavour is espresso, vanilla, some toffee and mild liquorice. Lovely for the sweet tooth.
bavarian81 (143) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown with virtually no head. Smells of coffee and vanilla which I guess shouldn’t be surprising, hence it being described as a "vanilla espresso" porter. Super thick body and tastes sweet and roasty.