jjgmd (1912) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark mahogany black color with a beautiful head. Nose is full of malt and deep espresso with some burnt chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate roasted coffee, with the alcohol extremely well hidden. Finish is short without any true lingering. Maybe tomorrow morning with my everything bagel. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1845) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is sweet and smooth, of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a roasty finish. Nice porter
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
thornecb (5280) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 it’s striking.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 won’t return to this one.
wlajwl (5388) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
williamstome (1618) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown, big foamy tan head. Coffee, alcohol, toffee and caramel aroma, big toffee and alcohol flavor; sweet and strong! Full bodied.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
can, chocolate brown pour, whitehead, light lacing. coffee, chocolate, nutty, hazelnut notes. coffee notes shine, roasted maltiness. medium to fuller mouthfeel. decent
9er (87) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
this doesn’t taste like 10% abv, and i’d 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, it’s got the nice coffee notes. but also a subtle coco flavor, some vanilla, serious malty character. it reminds me a bit of péché 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.