KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was an extremely dark brown with some red highlights and an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that diminished down to a thin film with a small collar, thus creating fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a dark roasted malt and a sweet leathery yeast with notes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla and a hint of lactose sugar.
The taste was very malty and a little bitter-sweet with a touch of chocolate from the onset, becoming a tad bitterer with a nice large dose of coffee towards the finish. The flavor lasted a little longer than expected, with a mildly bitter java taste settling on the taste buds along with a slight milky sweetness and a mild alcohol warming sensation at the very end.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry yet creamy in texture with a moderate carbonation.
Overall a very flavorful and satisfying Porter that possessed a moderate ABV and an awesome drinkability, this is one I need to watch out for...
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"after the letdown of the Barleywine last month, I wasn’t expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Enough hops to balance a bit, but the aroma is dominated by roasted malt, and the f;avor chocolate. Quite tasty. Nice dry finish. Fairly smooth, medium-full bodied. Shipyard’s best that I’ve had...not worth the big price tag though."
onceblind (4699) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black under a thin khaki head, with an amazing aroma of deep bittersweet chocolate, a touch of molasses, a little mint, and some roasty black malt and crystal malt. Big malty flavor with a touch of syrupiness and roast/char, deep bittersweet chocolate, and a wee bit of effervescent herbal tones. A bit sticky and charred, but overall quite roasty sweet and choocolaty. wonderful complex evening sipper.
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - been in my fridge for, oh, 4 years? 5?? Deep brown-black with a huge lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma is very appealing - cocoa, light herbal bitterness, some table cream and a hint of mint. Taste follows, but thinner, and a touch sour. Light body, mild carbonation, surprisingly quick finish with a light cocoa aftertaste. Pretty smooth for an old bottle.
jookos (2749) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@pikkis. Black, gushing. Dark berries, blue berries. Some acidic.. vibes. Full bodied soft, chocolate(dark), bitters, sort of dark roasty berry fruits in finish. Ok.
SperkeleForce (637) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 CL at Pikkulintu. Pours black with big brown mushroom head. Notes of roasted, coffee, citrus, nuts. Very easy and smooth drinkable. Good stuff. Somewhat thin perhaps.
Hermod (3509) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint 6 fl. Oz bottle. Near black, creamy brown head. Sweet aroma, milk chocolate, roastedness, oatmeal. Flavor has milk chocolate, roastedness, caramel. Long sweetish chocolate finish. Thin. Not really an imperial porter though.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5622-20130811] 625mL bottle. Lightly roasted floral aroma. Clear, dark brown mahogany body with a large long-lasting foamy tan head. Roasted floral grains flavour is a little boozy. Medium body. Tasty. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7-
baraciisch (2062) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aged for four years in the bottle... Aroma has a hint of tartness, lots of chocolate on the nose... Flavor is fairly thin for an imperial porter, chocolate, nuts, hints of anise, licorice... Solid
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zoucrew102 (659) - - 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 (6051) - .....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.