incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of dark coco, and not much else. Quite sweet, tastes like its from bourbon barell almost. Lots of rich chocolate flavors, along with a strong boozy sweetness that comes along afterwards. I wish I would have not saved this for so long, because I think the booziness came forward a little more then it would have been. Still a good porter.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml from a fine gent on the other site - thanks! Viscous dark brown pour, thick head, and an appetizingly inky body. Very strong chocolates in the nose. Slightly dry baker’s chocolate leads off the taste, but there’s a nice combo of dark fruits and yeast in there that rounds out the complex brew quite nicely. Hops for balance and lively mouthfeel, this is a nice one.
fiulijn (13334) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<i>Tasting at Papsoe</i>
Black color. Very good Imperial Porter, with strong chocolate, some sweetness, caramel, light roasted malt, strong bitterness, well balanced.
saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice tan head with good duration. Color is pitch black. Aroma and taste are rich with coffee, chocolate, roast malt and also some licorice.
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Brewed 6-7-06. Bottled 2-5-07. Black pour with appealing dark brown, frothy head, mostly diminishing. The aroma has lots of dark, semi-sweet chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, licorice and raspberry. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter and then shows some fruity, cherry tartness. Dry, too. Enough bitter/tartness to mute the sweet chocolate. Medium bdoy wtih a watery texture, but turns slightly chalky — perhaps a characteristic of its age. Lively carbonation. This beer is like a liquid raspberrry-coffee truffle. Very enjoyable. Nicely crafted.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>750ml bottle - bottled 02/2007:</> Deep black pour with two finger mocha colored head that settles into a ring. The aroma is filled with deep notes of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Thick body is filled with mostly roast and brownie batter, with a heavy blanket of alcohol. Finishes chalky and boozy with a soft touch of licorice. Very solid example, but probably moving past its prime. Drink now.
tomthompson89 (1858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice beer. shared with Sammy and Hyde. Dark dark pour nice beige head roasty choc nose. some boozy flavor and lotsa strong roasted malts nice beer
Hansen (6112) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Head is brown and fully lasting. Dark aroma, coffee, sweet, pleasent. lavor is heavy sweet, long duration. Full body. Oily, creamy texture. Warming alcohol.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy malty aroma and lot of locorice. Large frothy, light brown head. Good lacing. Dark body. Moderate bitter and smoked flavor. Medium to full palate.
Blom (809) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black velvet with a diminishing brown head. Lots of roasted malt in the aroma, coffee, soya and dark chocolate. The flavour starts out sweet with a tingling sensation of hops underneath. Then liquorice enters and the finishes with a presence of alcohol.
The moutfeel is somewhat weak and watery.