bkurtz (987) - PERU - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich Baltic porter with aromas of caramelized malts, coffee, and chocolate. Not so complex, but a tasty, full-bodied beer.
Imaena (2033) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This is a really nice big porter with a full rich roasted profile. Well worth picking up.
DialSquare (3342) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from total wine in tampa. Black pour. Roasty aroma - little vinegar vibe. Tastes are leather, toffee, raisins, earthy, dark chocolate bitter. Thin palate. Little metallic in the finish. Interesting, but kinda rough for my tastes. Definitely a slow sipper.
AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows nose. I could make this a regular.
metalhead0043 (159) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle for 2.49. Pours black with a slight amber hue and a tan head. Looks nice. Smells like a porter; chocolate, malts and a little vanilla too. Tastes similar. Body is thinner than I like in a porter though. A good imperial porter.
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old school English-style porter. Pours black with good mocha head and lacing. Dark chocolate with nut, some coffee, some booze and caramelized malt. Finishes sour after a moment. Bottle.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sixer from Sam’s Quik Shop. Pours a sorta thin-looking deep dark brown with a minimal head. Nose shows chocolate and plums, as well as some toffee and fig hints. But mostly I got a shit-ton of chocolate and plums.
maxwelldeux (4158) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is dark and strong with a lot of roasting and just a hint at some dark bitterness in there. Taste is dark and bitter with just a hint at some chocolate underneath. Nice dark drink.
glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate toasted cereal and strong coffee for the malt, light to moderate resin for the hops, earth for the yeast, with prune, charcoal and vanilla in the background. Head is small, fizzy, light tan, with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palalte is medium to full, slick with a soft carbonation and a chalky finish. Smooth and toasty, bold an tasty. Very nice Imperial Porter.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with yellow-gold at the edges. An inch of warm tan head. Moderate chocolate, lighter caramel and butterscotch aroma. bit of raisin bread and sweet cinnamon toast in the oven. Smells a bit lagerish, but the flavor gives it away. Creamy body of moderate heaviness. Flavor is bready cocoa powder to a clean, light bitterness of the forest. A decent Baltic porter, not a flavor bomb, but fairly consumable, a bit dry.