chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours dark-brown (almost black and opaque). The head on my bottle performed a neat little trick, as it dissipated only the sides lowered, leaving a tower of head in the middle glass - it was neat. It was tan and very marshmallow-like. The aroma had notes of: sweet malts, rum, cocoa, and raisins. The taste is medium-light bitter that finishes with a very light sourness; there are notes of: cracker, sour dark-cherries, chocolate, and charcoal. The body is medium-light and slick, with medium carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, it was nice, but it felt more like a porter, rather than an imperial porter - lacked omph!
zoucrew102 (470) - - JUL 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and a bit of hops. Pours black with a large, light brown head and very little head. Big roasted malt flavors with notes of chocolate but it's very subtle to start. Finishes pretty smooth with more chocolate flavor that lingers on the palate with just a touch of hoppiness at the very end. Pretty good but it lacks the richness and silky smooth mouthfeel of similar beers.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Daniel for this tick, but shipyard has never wowed me .. . Pours a mild clown brown, very light head .. . Mostly soiled underwear, some dirt and tar .. . Overwhelmingly unattractive oh well its Shipyard .. . . Your mom is what Willis was talking about.
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with just a little light coming through and a huge brown head. Aroma is bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, grass, and faint nuts. Flavour is roasty, chocolate, nutty, light fruity esters, little grassy and a mild bitterness.
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear dark brown with a slight red hue. Huge brown frothy head with lovely lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, light bourbon, woody, nutty and grassy hops. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, earthy hops and light fruity esters. Medium low carbonation and a bit of alcohol that really blends well.
Frothmeister (546) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
625ml bottle. Pours a dark, dark brown with a huge orangey beige head. Aroma has some noticeable alcohol, burnt coffee, light molasses, a very faint note of spearmint, and a distracting note of corn. The taste however makes up for the disappointing nose. Delicious nutty caramel note up front, followed by lots of coffee notes, and roasty malt notes that lead into some citrus and a bitter finish. I’d definitely buy this again.
beertholomeus (702) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a very thick tan head. Rich chocolate, coffee, caramel, and roasted malt aroma. Chocolate, toffee, nut, coffee and roasted malt flavors. Slightly astringent and underwhelming. Mild sourness, medium full body and slightly dry mouth feel. Lots of carbonation for a porter. Astringent chocolate and malt finish.
Beergeek23322 (2182) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/14/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with chocolate and dark fruit. Malty and hoppy flavors with a dry finish.
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml @Beer Hunters. Rated 2.2.2013.
Dark opaque brown color, tiny brown head. Sticky lactose aroma, hints of Worcester sauce. Medium-bodied. Syrapy, lactose, dark malts, cold coffee. Finish has pleasant sweet maltyness. Aroma and front are not so pleasant but not too bad overall.
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, liquorice, toffee and coffee in the aroma. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and nutty toffee in the flavour. Rather dry finish with bitterness.
chinchill (1711) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle stored in a cooler with a best by date of 9/2012.
Pours nearly black and is opaque in the glass. Nice tan head leaves some irregular lacing.
The aroma is wht weak spot for me, with the dark roasted malts presenting a slightly sour note. Improved maredly with some warming/airing. The taste is better, with just an acceptable hint of sourness at times, but a little more burnt flavor than I prefer. Still, nicely rich dark malt flavor with a momentary hit of sweet up front.