swholub (14) - - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
thank you jesus, this is amazing ... has that slight smoke burny meaty smell that i crave in a world class porter! ... fantastic lacing .. oh god the taste, the taste is all that, the bees knees, all the way live, its where its at.. seriously, the mouth and flavours are incredible.. a new favourite beer that i wish was available in my area... INCREDIBLE! ... and it has to do with bowling, what more do you want!!
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as can be and the thick head gives it a pleasant appearance. The initial onslaught of malts is not as full bodied as you would think, though. Still, a great brew.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black; in no way, shape, or form is this transparent. Luxcious foam the color of a dusty lane...
Smell bing cherries, and raspberry fudge cake; razzleberry juice and cocoa.
Taste fruit bombs that drop right into smokey bakerís chocolate. Sour tingle, and faint wheat grass juice reminds me of bright clover honey. Itís beautiful the way the flavors swirl up an alcohol vapor in the mouth, and combine aroma and flavor into one large bite of raspberry/bing cherry ganache.
mexicanese70 (5) - los angeles, California, USA - SEP 8, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
another great brew from ska. dark and beautiful. it really sucks that i cant get it in los angeles
HoppyPete (27) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this to be a wonderful tasting beer. It poured a beautiful rich ruby red / black. Slight head. Rich chocolate and coffee taste, with delightful lingering after taste. The aroma was a complex mix of coffee, licorice and chocolate.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz blue wax sealed bottle pours deep brown with a huge molasses, caramel, toffee and coffee aroma. Lite tan head that is creamy. Big flavor going on. Nice rich body and mouth feel. AA bit syrupy, but very good. Molasses and hot chocolate flavors dominate, but subtle bourbon and Belgian chocolate bitterness are there too. Great beer. Good on a day where you just swam in 34 degree water.
kforsy (8) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle, inviting aroma of cocoa and espresso. Rich, tarlike body, medium caramel head. Tastes like chocolate-coffee goodness with a hint of hazelnut kick. Palate is smooth and creamy. Overall pretty delish.
TheJestersBeer (1875) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, cellared for a year.
Pours almost black, with a reddish brown tinge, beige head.
Roasted aromas, malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, butterscotch, hops, tobacco, ashes.
Off-dry, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, roasted taste, chocolate, licorice, smoke, coffee, ashes, tobacco, hops.
Drinks very smoothly, alcohol is well disguised. (2012-03-24)
Superman75 (177) - - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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