daknole (10280) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF. Dark brown pour, brown head. Really nice beer! Roasty and some smoke. The smoke isn’t over the top at all. Molasses, raisins, dark bread. Damn fine brew.
nimbleprop (5892) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a watery black with some creamy tan head. Nose is nutty, malty, brown bread, molasses, licorice. Flavor is malty, cereal brown sugar, cake icing, caramel, molasses. Clean, dry finish. Super drinkable. Solid for the style.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GABF 2013, big malty and roast aroma, taste was a great roasted malt and nice body.
Sledutah (6040) - Utah, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, rich chocolate, some coffee
Nice, clean and tasty
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ GABF. Black pour with a large tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice. Some mild ash, toffee sweetness, and a hint of graham cracker. Maybe some dark fruits. Nice vanilla, toffee, and graham cracker sweetness to the flavor. Some dark fruit, bitter chocolate, ash, and roasted malt. Nice coffee, too.
Dr_MedievAle (199) - Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at GABF. Incredible fresh, roasted malts and coffee on nose. Bitter chocolate and punchy roasty flavor. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel with clean finish. An excellent fresh beer. My love of barrel aged stuff made me forget the virtues of fresh beer. RR made me remember.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured dense, pitch black with a moderate khaki head. Nose aroma of cocoa and grains. Not overly roasty, thick mouthfeel, yet any alcohol heat was tame on this one. Hint of char and smoke too that gave way to some coffee and mild chocolate. Really tasted nice.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours a dark brown with a good sized head. Nice creamy mouth feel with chocolate and coffee being the main flavors. I knew it was going to be good, but it exceeded expectations.
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danielecamo (798) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alla spina al prewpub. Una Imperial porter veramente morbida e cioccolatosa, si lascia bere bene nonostante la gradazione + che elevata.
bytemesis (4607) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @RR. Pours deep black with a medium brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is quite light, roasty, cigarettes, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light sweet and medium bitter, much the same as nose, not really doing much for me. Medium light body, ABV is well masked, but isnt really adding anything to make it worth its presence either.