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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Ar: Butterscotch, toasty caramel, some cocoa. Ap: Deep brown, opaque - large light tan head with great retention and thick, rocky lacing. T: Big burst of coffee up front, astringent roast - high bitterness - butterscotch, caramel, and nougat - finish coffee and a some light cocoa notes, and a lot of roast. P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry. O: Tasty mixture of flavors, but there is just too much astringency here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Can->snifter. Deep brown with light tan head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: sweet cocoa, coffee, vanilla, caramel. Slightly watery, but overall very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Can from Jay. Thanks! Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of coffee beans, cocoa, sweet chocolate and toasted grain. Creamy mouth feel. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 oz can from TheEpeeist. Nose is coffee, roast, and a little chocolate. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is lightly peppery and sweet, a hint of bitterness, and lots of roasty coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours dark brown with a creamy head that lasts. Aroma is light coffee and malt with a bit of caramel. Taste is light roast coffee, toasted grains, vanilla, cream, nuts, and caramel. Nice carbonation and mouth feel. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on March 20th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours dark opaque with light red head.
Aroma: Aroma of roast, coffee.
Taste: Lots of coffee, roast, really malt forward..
Palate:Medium light body.

Summary: I liked this take on an imperial porter, and do enjoy coffee, just didn’t get the complete depth of flavors I was hoping for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaips1 (75) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2013
12oz redbull can into a snifter. this pours a dark dark black with a slightly off white head. Lacing left from the fluffy head and nice ring of bubbles left in the wake. The aromas of strong coffee and straight cacao nibs. its interesting because you dont think at all beer or even imperial porter if you close your eyes and take a whiff, its more like sitting in little coffee shop. with the first taste i get no beer and no alcohol, i get coffee, slight bits or burnt grain, chocolate, almost a vanilla. the coffee and roast is overwhelming. the body is lighter than one would expect especially for those that judge beers by the color. if not for the overwhelming flavor this is an easy and quick sipper till the abv sneaks up on you and you slow it down. overall this is a pretty good beer that i had no idea about when getting this last single can. i think if it was a little cheaper and more available it would stay in my rotation as long as possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
Can from Premier. Pours thick chocolate brown. Lovely Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Long lasting head. Creamy mouthfeel, toffee. Coffee works, just why so high an ABV? Strong porter, yes. Good drinkability. Baltic porter?I don’t know.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Can. 3/24/13. Pours opaque brown-black with a thick fluffy beige head. Aroma is dry; vanilla, cocoa, spicy, bitter, bread. Taste is complex; bitter chocolate, unsweetened vanilla, coffee, spicy, long bitter chocolate finish and some booze. Very dry; very bitter. While the alcohol is well-hidden, the flavors on their own are pretty aggressive. This porter caught me by surprise and not really in the best of ways. Aggressive but still very flavorful. I wish I could score this higher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (477) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
12 oz bottle: pours black, tan head loads of CO2. Aroma of chocolate coffee resin.sweet slight bitter flavored of chocolate coffee & roasted malt with good hop balance. Smooth well balanced & easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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