jrodooo5 (991) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice deep dark pour w/ a big tan head that fades into a large among of lacing. The aroma has huge chocolate notes w/ possibly some subtle cherry. The taste is really light on the palate. It’s got a big chocolate flavor up front w/ some sweetness towards the end instead of the typical bitterness you would expect to find in a porter. Well done!
TimsRatings (414) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with little head. Molasses aroma. Slightly sweet taste with a touch of bitterness on the tongue.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Rrauth (1177) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
from beerlicious iphone app: molasses aroma. black clear and sparkling frothy head some vinegar taste and heavy bitterness full stick and oily body fizz carb
flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brewdog Glasgow, Scotland (£12 for 650ml):
Caramel & dark chocolate malts with light alcohol on the nose, covered for the most part by the rich aroma of chocolate and some coffee. There is a slight sweetness and some darker fruits such as plums and figs.
Jet black colour with a few bubbles around the surface. Opaque & still.
Chocolate & some coffee and a touch more alcohol than was apparent in the aroma but still not very much at all. More sweet in flavour too with a few darker fruits coming through alongside vanilla and yet more chocoate.
Smooth with moderate carbonation and a medium to full body. There is a hint of alcohol and the beer is a dry one on the palate & the balance is excellent.
Excellent from the start and well worth the premium I paid for it at a bar. A great beer and one of the smoothest and easiest high abv. dark beers I think I’ve had; certainly the best in some time anyway.
wedgie9 (1861) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tasted at Curtis’s house, probably early 2012, from a waxed and capped 650mL bomber bottle. Pours nearly black, opaque dark brown with an average tan head that leaves thin lace with some lacy residue. The nose is darkly roasted coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of burnt and green hops bitterness. The flavor is full of dark chocolate and molasses with cocoa powder and a touch of vanilla. The body is full with average carbonation and a long darkly roasted and touch of vanilla finish.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour whispy soapy tan head. Coccoa powder and a hint of grassy hops. Full well coated palate. Chocolate a hint of lactose lightly bitter grassy finish. Pretty good stuff a little sweeter than needed.
Brandman (2062) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black body, brown head. Aroma has lots of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, sugary notes, some dark coffe and bit medicinal hops. Dark fruits in flvaour too. Really nice one.
swholub (20) - - AUG 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I enjoy this beer on draft over bottle. This brew pours a deep raisin red color with an off-white tan lasting head. With hints of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a slight tart cherry nose, this 8% imperial porter is a knockout.
Nocturne (764) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BrewDog Manchester. Dark brown verging on black with ruby hints. Head is scant and fleeting. Smells dark and malty. Big coffee notes upon first sip, then chocolate, some cherry and a liquorice aftertaste. Lots of very distinctive tastes that come together well. Lovely.
Franzen (316) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Raisin and and honey and a bit of soy in the aroma the taste is is a nice combo of chocolate and raisins with a hint of honey. Nice thickness but a bit too high carbonation for a porter.
Conclusion: Nice taste but too carbonated