DalzAle (1756) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with huge thanks to StFun! Dark black pour, some spotty carbonation and an aroma of peat & nuts. Flavor is light metallic chocolate, more nuts, thin body and a little raisin on the finish. Nice beer!
portableparty (1617) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle. Pours oily brown black with a thin khaki film that dissipates to a collar. Aroma has bitter fig, plum and raisins and faint olive and some peat/soy scents. Taste is bitter bakers chocolate some peat and pitted fruit with a slight soy finish. Palate is full and slick with a sticky dry finish. Very well made beer!
flatmatt (889) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Nice, strong creamy cocoa, vanilla, coffee blend in the aroma. Creamy cocoa flavor with roasty coffee and vanilla hints. A very good one.
Drake (6594) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from northernbrews. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a large frothy dark brown head. Dark brown head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, clay, vanilla, chocolate, nuts. The taste is nutty notes, roasted malts, tart cherries, chocolate. Medium bodied. Interesting.
superspak (1534) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 12/15/2011. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice thick soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, coffee, char, molasses, earth, and light herbal. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, char, earth, caramel, molasses, and herbal. Fair amount of spicy and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, char, caramel, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Great balance and complexity of highly robust flavors; good malt/bitterness balance as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present on the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial porter! Very robust and complex with great flavor balance; and very smooth to sip on. Highly enjoyable.
sloth (2251) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small brown head with short retention time. Some spotty lacing left behind. Opaque, brown/black color. Nose is tart, light roast, licorice, beet juice and chocolate. Body is medium with a little tang/tartness goin on, soft carbonation, lightly acidic. Dark chocolate flavors, light roast and burnt caramel with a bit of earthyness . Dry, somewhat astringent finish with a little stickyness on the lips. Not my bag i guess considering the scores on this one. Props to my bro MOTORTODDSKI for the bottle!
drfabulous (2992) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to MP. Chocolate porter mostly. Aroma is very nice and rich. Body not so thick, but decent. Good overall.
rumproasts (1190) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with small head. very rich flavor. lots of chocolate, like an easy drinking stout.
Reynolds314 (1543) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another fantastic porter. Rich and roasty with medium sweetness and light bitterness that is barely evident. Easy drinking for 9+% and definitely something i could drink more of.
Ernesto987 (2436) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is great, big roasty flavors. Not too lactosey. Creamy rich body, roasty finish