fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, light roast, and berry notes in the aroma. Flavor is ashy char, chocolate, roast, booze, light pine and odd fruity esters. Strangely light on the palate with a slick feel until the astringent, boozy finish. Didn’t really do it for me, seems sloppy and a little too boozy for an 8% Imperial Porter, not that it is necessarily too boozy for the style, but the other components should stand up to it better, seems almost watered down.
larsga (7104) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium beige head. Opaque black body. Toffee and soy sauce aroma with raisiny chocolatey notes. Sweetish toffee and soy sauce taste with chocolatey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish alcoholic soy sauce aftertaste with chocolatey spicy notes. It’s OK, but disappointing. (065l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
PorterPounder (6975) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amarillo, Tx - Party Stop - Georgia St - 22 oz bomber. Pours an inky, pitch black, with a tight khaki colored head. Aroma has some creosote accents, hints of chocolate, a touch of Kahlua. Flavor is full bodied and bold. Pick up some bittersweet baker’s chocolate, some day old black coffee, some light cherry fruity sweetness. Mouthfeel has a pleasant slickness to it. Very enjoyable.
MetalNHopHead (1205) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nefarious Ten Pin falls just short of the Big Lebowski in terms of its ability to make bowling temporarily cool. Aroma is roasty. Chocolate and subtle fruit flavors. Body seems a bit light for a beer of this type. Otherwise, a solid brew from SKA.
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Malty, bland.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, beige head.
T- Malty, cocoa, boring.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Lack much flavor or aroma. Really pretty boring and it’s my favorite style.
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Descrisption is right on - hints of coffee and cherry...also dark roasted malts and chocolate, a hint of lactic quality. Just too light to take seriously as an imperial porter, though. OK.
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours rich dark brown with a fizzy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like chocolate, creamy, roasted malt with light smoke, and some roasted coffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, roasted malt with light smoke, and nutty roasted coffee.
sonnycheeba (4816) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown. Aroma is heavy milk chocolate, faint roast, some dark fruit and booze notes, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is slick and creamy with heavy chocolate notes, faint dark fruit sweetness, and a dry woody finish. Full body.
KyotoLefty (8848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Sweet, lager-like nose, smooth, chocolate, berries. Easy drinking with lots of cocoa and some berries. Comes across like a Baltic Porter all the way.
ZacM612 (487) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black, with a good bit of light beige head. Chocolatey aroma, also some nice roasted malts. Taste is also rich chocolate. Nice smooth feel and finish.
zoucrew102 (1203) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Rich chocolate aroma with roasted malt, coffee and some licorice notes. Pours black with a thin but retentive light brown head with excellent lacing. Starts with rich chocolate and licorice flavors with a good medium body and rich mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with excellent roasted malt flavor with a bit of coffee. Nice porter!