dmac (4831) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Spirits Brick. Porued a medium density dark black body with a creamy dark beige head. Aroma of chocolate creme soda, vanilla, dark toast, hint of alcohol. Creamy body with average carbonation that leans slightly towards being strong, sort of fuller for a non Impy but at 7.5% itís not like this is a "light" porter. Flavor of dark toast, cocoa, vanilla, pudding and slight roastiness. Good beer.
jtclockwork (11242) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dmac. No label. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, toasted malt and vanilla. Medium body. Nice roast.
PhillyCraft (4216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WF in Plymouth Mtg. Pours black with brown head. Notes of chocolate, roasty malt, toffee, nuts and raisins. Light on the coffee and roast as far as porters are concerned. Medium creamy body. Not bad.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black with tan topper which goes bye bye.Big chocolate nose. Malty. Too sweet! Rich and thick. Seems Imperial to me? Good bitterness is killed by too much damn sweetness. Lacks complexity and seems rushed. First half was OK but the second half almost made me want to puke.
drjay44 (3032) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
651 ml bottle. Pours a medium, well retained light beige head, with some lacing, over a blackish brown (SRM 35) body....nose is heavy chocolate, lighter coffee, hints of sweetness from the malts, light herbal notes from the hops.....taste heavy chocolate, light coffee, slight dried fruit sweetness from the malts, hops add light herbal bitterness, finish is light hop bitterness with slight roasted malt bitterness, minimal esters.....mouth feel on the heavy side of medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth slightly present, carbonation makes a creamy mouth, and a clean finish. This is a nicely balanced beer which meets the style of Robust Porter. Perhaps a slight increase in hops would be beneficial. BJCP 8/3/16/5/8
ajnepple (3748) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Wilburís. Black with a tan head. Roasty malty aroma and flavor with milk chocolate, coffee and light bitterness. Smooth and creamy with a medium body.
AirForceHops (4792) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Purchased @ Oliverís beverage Center, Albany, NY. No date anywhere on bottle. Dark black in color with a creamy white head that had good retention. Nose is rich roasted malts, hints of smoke and light coffee bean. Initial taste is coffee and dark chocolate followed by a trace of ash in the finish. Hints of coffee. Carbonation provides a creamy texture. The body is appropriate for the style.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 2012 from bottle. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Thick and bitter finish. Nice flavors. Dark brown with a tan head.
StevieT (1108) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with a creamy mouth feel. Subtle flavours and great taste make this a class porter.
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Very nice roasted malts in this porter with a lot of hops. In fact, maybe a little too much hops for the style but a good beer all the same. Mouthfeel is definitely on the thin side but tasty and easy to drink.