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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans... and put them in one vessel. The beans of bygone brewers, united with cacao and coffee, to create a trinity of roasted, rich, and savory flavors.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
this doesnít taste like 10% abv, and iíd be happy if it were 1/2 that strength. what makes this beer great is the strong but smooth dark, robust qualities it has. sure, itís got the nice coffee notes. but also a subtle coco flavor, some vanilla, serious malty character. it reminds me a bit of pťchť mortale. i love the fact that the can looks like an iced coffee can from starbucks! i *have* had mixed cans, though. some have been brilliant, and some have been a bit harsh. a friend reported the same. all in all, though, probably my favorite six point beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3666) - - JUN 9, 2013
can. clear deep brown color under a very large, fluffy, tan head. robust, moderately sweet, nutella and coffee aroma. flavor of heavily creamed and sugared coffee with a robust nuttiness and some caramel and toast. medium bodied. drinks like itís 5%. reminds me of portís board meeting. very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (371) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Fort Myers Brewing Company snifter. Best before July 10, 2013 printed on bottom of can. Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a 2 finger foamy grey-tan head. Decent lacing. Smell: Mildly sweet cocoa and coffee with piney hops in the background. Taste: Sweet cocoa and a touch of molasses up front followed by roasted coffee and a nice woody character in the middle before ending with a high amount of bitter piney hops at the finish. Aftertaste is roasted, very bitter and quite long-lasting. Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with a fairly high amount of carbonation. Not quite as thick and creamy as I would have wanted. The hop oils really coat the mouth. Drinkability: Good drinkability. This is a sipper, but itís one youíll enjoy until the last drop. Overall: Very good beer overall. I like what they were going for with this one. While I donít think itís a home run, itís still a beer I would definitely recommend trying, especially to the hopheads out there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Can. Dark liquid with tan bubbles. Coffee aroma with some light malt tones. Flavor is aggressive coffee and some roasted malt tones. Very nice can experience.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours deep brown into a snifter. Mocha head recedes leaving no lacing to hug rim. Nasty sour, stale coffee aromas. Medium bodied with chocolate and espresso front to back. The taste is really so much better than the aroma itís striking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1151) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2013
From can to tulip. Pours dark opaque brown with a creamy looking one finger khaki head. Aroma of nutty coffee, roasted malt, and ashiness. Nose is a little thin. Flavor is roasted makes and a hint of earthy coffee. Really this falls a little flat for me at first and was very thin for an imperial porter. Seems to pick up as I sip through and might be better on the warmer side. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Meh, not bad but wonít return to this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (756) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Deep brown, big foamy tan head. Coffee, alcohol, toffee and caramel aroma, big toffee and alcohol flavor; sweet and strong! Full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5336) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
can, chocolate brown pour, whitehead, light lacing. coffee, chocolate, nutty, hazelnut notes. coffee notes shine, roasted maltiness. medium to fuller mouthfeel. decent

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
9er (72) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Not bad but not great. The chocolate taste saves this brew, but the flavor is not full enough. There is something faint about the recipe. Something is missing. The bitter sweet concoction with subtle carbonation is not a favorite of mine. I expected this to be less hoppy yet I get hops on the aftertaste. The abv does also save this porter. I feel that this is an an ample adult beverage and yet I have no interest in purchasing more of these cans.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Aroma is dark malts, toffee/caramel, mild/medium nuttiness and chocolate. The flavor is toffee, nutty malts, caramel, butterscotch notes and a mix of tart and sour in the finish.


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