beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Bistro 7th Annual Barrel Aged Festival on 11/10/2012. This Imperial Porter pours a dark brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, smoky, bourbon and sweet. A medium bodied Imperial Porter. The malts are chocolate, coffee and slightly smoky. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice carbonation. Nice bourbon flavors. A touch of smoke, a touch of vanilla. Very smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, coffee, slight dark fruits, hints of nice smoke, roast, hints of sweet caramel as well. Taste is a mix of smoke, roast, coffee, slight meaty notes, hints of chocolate, nice dark chocolate and cocoa powder, hints of toffee and caramel, slight vanilla, finishing bitter and smoky.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a crystal clear amber-mahogany hued body with a lasting tan head. Aromas are estery, dark fruits, brown sugar, smoke, raisins, malty, deep. Flavors are smokey, bitter, low roast, beef jerky, peat, musty, earthy, dark fruits, minerals, wood. A touch medicinal with the smoke influence. Very earthy. Higher than expected carbonation that enhances certain harsh elements. Warming, medium to full bodied.
onceblind (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Falling Rock during GABF. Dark dark brown with a laceful, thin foamy khaki head. Roasty nose with earthy hop resin, and smokey dark maltiness that almost has this red-wine note to it. Flavor is roughly the same, smokey and roasty, with a bit of sweetness from earthy chocolate malts, a touch of rauch malts, mild hop flavors with balancing hop bitterness, and a very slight red wine barrel essence. I think. Didn’t really do it for me.
DesertDevil (194) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flanny’s. Pours jet black. Somewhat subtle nose of smoky wood, charcoal, roasted malt, and a touch of bourbon. Very sweet forward with slightly smoky bitterness to finish with a hint of licorice in the middle. Extremely dry, medium palate. A lovely brew.
Dogbrick (6027) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Pours a very dark brown with some amber around the edges and a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is smoky with some sweet malt in the background. Medium-bodied with a smoky character and notes of charred malt and hops. The finish is oaky with a bit of coffee left behind. Good overall.
GODiSSOUTHERN (317) - Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown. Medium smokiness with a strong malty and musty character.
colinize (313) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served at Denver Rare Beer Tasting 2012. Dark amber pour no head. Smooooth. Tasty. Really like this.
JohnnyJ (3531) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone. Dark brown pour, light tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, light smoke, fruit, and a bit of coffee. Medium mouthfeel, actually a little to light.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is of smoke, campfire notes, bacon, meat notes, roasted malt, burnt notes, coffee and dark fruit. Flavor follows the nose nice smoke flavor of bacon, smoked meat, campfire, burnt notes, roasted malt, coffee and dark fruits. The body is bigger side of medium with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a really nice Smoked Imperial Porter!