beersorcerer (38) - Armpit of the Panhandle, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Proof
Roasty malt scent with some raisin and a faint whiff of plum/fruit at the end.
Reddish brown color and a little beige head that quickly dissipated.
Malt coffee toast taste, mild raisin fruit center with a small hop alcohol finish.
Overall good, but expected more on the fruit side.
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Smooth and full, slightly roasty with nice malt and a light sweetness from the plums. Toast, coffee, and earthiness. Mouthfeel is not at all thin, very nice for a stronger porter.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep dark cola in color, thin to moderate sandy head, spotty lacing.   Odd roasted malt aroma.   Perhaps Italian plums smell like sweat and old bread?   Somewhat sweet on the tongue, roasty, perhaps faint plum, but also a little coffee and toasted bread.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A touch ashy on the finish.   This one could stand to be heavier.   Twas clean, but the nose isn’t all that alluring.   Yeah, needs to be more chewy to be considered an Imperial Porter, in my opinion.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a new treat from the blackwater series. This black porter offered a half inch head poured from the bottle. Aromas gave a hit of roast and earth but there was the faint plum as well. A unique fruitiness that reminded me of black plums with slight tart aroma. Taste was mostly mild coffee but again finished with the fruit brightness. Good even mouth feel that made it feel more light than its 8.5%abv. a good thing to share but i could have had it all to myself easy.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brune pour and tan head. Sweet plum and candi aromas. Flavor is plums and Belgian sweetness. Very smooth mouthfeel.
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at TSODRBSG 13. Red dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is plums, grain, roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is plums, alcohol, grain, hop, roasted malt, caramel, coffee. Medium to full body. Nice beer.
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium beige head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Roasty malt, coffee, rye toast and a touch of plum make up the aroma. Mild pine hops up front lead into a blend of black coffee, roasty malt and mild, sweet plum in the mid-palate. Plum and slightly bitter roasty malt linger in the finish. On the whole this is pretty good, but the plum perhaps needs to be a little stronger.
Funknmilla (725) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating from October 2013...Bottle...This beer starts out bitter...the toffee, the coffee, the grains & no plum, what a shame....Pours dark brown with a small head...as it warms up I start to get so....a smooth body that switches to bitter effervescence....a hint of plum shows up...some more cocoa and some bitter coffee and earthy grain taste....a little caramel tucked away as well...kinda hidden in the bitter....not my favorite type of porter, but good
VsXsV (2454) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep brown liquid with ruby hue and small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, toffee, bread, biscuit, toast, licorice and light chocolate. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of dried fruit, bread and licorice. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Bit thin. Smells great but too light bodied.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29/IX/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ American BBQ and beertasting, my place - BB: n/a (2013-912) Thanks to my mate Abu Nasim in NYC for the trade and to Hilde for transport!
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: bit metallic, brown sugar, mocha, dried fruits, plum jam. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little bitter, grapeskin, mocha, some coffee, overripe fruits, bitter hops. Aftertaste mocha, bitter, dried fruits, red to black forest fruit, jam, chocolate, hoppy, more overripe fruits. Not bad, but not one to remember.