BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep brown, clear and filtered when held to the light, with a medium tan head that has nice retention. The aroma is smoky licorice, mocha, and a hint of nuts. Taste is sweet licorce, chocolate grains (not sweetened), vanilla. This is definitely filtered all to hell, which gives it a light-medium thin body. Carbonation is moderate, and thereís a slight alcohol bite here as well. I heard somewhere that they were contracting this one to Matt Brewing co., which would explain the lackluster body and filtering. To my taste buds it just wasnít the same as previous beers Iíve had from Southampton. Iím sure it gains consistency and shelf life, but it does suffer in quality for it.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. No head, murky dark brown. Very light aroma of cocoa, weak. Taste is soy, molassis, slight hop bitterness. Finish is watery, more molassis. I can see they are going for the baltic thing, but it just doesnít come together.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of cornboy. Pours black with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Slightly metallic mouthfeel. Not much to this one. Needs more of everything to be called "imperial". Was expecting more here.
Ernest (5930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2010 12oz bottle (brewed in Latrobe, PA). Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, husks), with a note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Rather simple, ordinary, and rough around the edges. Average.
crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - NOV 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
something about this effort didnít please me. It seemed to be very mild and bland. Some roasted cocca flavors and some other sweetness to it but it really wasnít a full beer. I also found it to be rather watery on the mouth feel. Aroma was sweet with some coffee notes but that too seemed light. shrug.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
well fist of all im dusted off that leak son but this beer tastes burnt and acidic. smells like bud light or keystone or something. it looks cool coffee dark sexy beige head. i have no desire to drink this ever again.
dmac (3543) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 22 oz bomber. Wow what a let down who the hell is rating this one?? Donít get me wrong this one isnít bad it just isnít good because itís just middle of the road flat. Flat aroma, flat palate and flat flavor. Poured a nice looking solid black with a fizzy small light beigie head that quickly disipated. Aroma is weak with slight notes of coffeee and a citrus chocolate under tone. Light to medium bodied with a watery finish and a slight bitter aftertaste. Not much of a flavor going on here, perhaps some chocolate malt....maybe a citrus hop hint here or there. This beer has some balls calling itself an Imperial Porter, perhaps Imperial Average Dark Beer would be beter, not even going to finish the bottle!!
Theis (12167) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Suneís. Clear dark mahogany - offwhite head. Dark bread, roasted, licorice, caramel, light butter scotch, light diacetyl, high malty.... where are all the hop taste & flavor. Thin body and finish.
jdjuice (295) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not feeling this too much. Not as smooth as I would expect, kind of high in carbonation with a pronounced coffee derived bitterness. I might be biased however after having a similar brew to this that was pretty disgusting and Iím permanently traumatized against anything thatís dark and very coffee-y.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle pours black with a thin light tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Bitter black roasted malt and watery maple syrup. Not a fan.