drsordr (986) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour opaque black with brown hues. Nose with bready sweetness. Initial taste almost cream soda, some milk chocolate, and lots of vanilla. Very creamy mouthfeel for this tap pour.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black body under a minimal fizzy brown head. The nose is on the sweeter side, licorice and burnt caramel mostly, with some roast and coffee. The flavor is fairly sweet as well, a fair amount of dark caramel and licorice. A little too sweet for me actually. Finishes with some burnt malt, caramel, roast, and a little coffee. Medium bodied and a touch clingy with light fizzy carbonation. Ok beer, but not the best among the style.
sturmthis (331) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Black with little head. Coffee and vanilla aroma. Smooth taste of malt, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Very good beer.
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is chocolatey with burnt malt, coffee, and brown sugar. The appearance is dark brown with no head. The taste is bitter-sweet and very one dimensional. The palate is average. Overall a bit disappointing but it smells nice.
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours nearly flat dark brown with just a hint of a ring of tan. Smell is kind of unattentuated sugars, with mild sweet vanilla and coffee beans. Taste is actually much better than nose. Sweet milkshake like vanilla, light coffee bean, and more sugar. Kind of like an ice coffee. No carb though, but it doesn’t detract too much.
DearBeer2013 (34) - - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2014 Wow......good stout. Soft chocolate. Hardly taste alcohol.......................
jjgmd (1358) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TAP GBC, Delray... A dark brown black pour with a small head.Nose is sweet chocolate and coffee and quite pleasing.Taste is sweet, fruity and cherry dark chocolate with notes of vanilla as well. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a mild lingering. quaff score 7 / 10
tnkw01 (1016) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Really great. Dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is mocha and roasted vanilla. Taste is coffee and chocolate. Good stuff.
DocJitsu (824) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Poor head retention. Cigarette smoke, roasted marhamallow, and a pizza place, hard plastic cup nose. Just peculiar. Somewhat creamy and mildly tingly mouthfeel. Ashtray smoky flavor combined with a distinctly separate sweet marhamallow and dark fruit. There’s a bit more than just a note of plastic as well.
wisdomsolo (386) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Smooth and chocolatey. Toasted marshmallow aroma. Sweet with a small amount of hoppiness.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, light espresso, and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some minimal webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and a touch of roast. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of espresso. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall, a really nice Imperial Porter.