cpetrone84 (1160) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is jet black with tons of creamy dense caramel colored head. Nose is light, roast and dark chocolate with berry sweetness behind. Taste is more bright, soft roast, maybe a touch of sweetness from the port but a lot of Kate mid palate on. A decent milk chocolate runs through mid palate as well. Sweetness dominates with virtually no barrel and a tinge of alcohol in the finish. Fair amount carbonation on a creamy full body. The balance is done pretty well, nothing overly special and lack of barrel.
timmckee03 (21) - Toulouse, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle,purchased from De Striuse in Bruges. And was Kabert aged in port barrel Pours think black with solid dark caramel head that lingered. Aroma was chocolate, licorice and caramel with light port. Very boozy and rich with heavy chocolate flavors. Port flavor was subtle. Drank during warm summer weather but would be perfect winter warmer. Very nice beer, would definitely drink again.
BRW (576) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with small beige head. Wine, dark chocolate, coffee, slighlty roasted aroma. Sweet, dark chocolate, malt taste, slightly roasted. medium to full body.
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11,2oz bottle shared by Travlr. Pitch black with an incessant beige head. Lots of depth, very drinkable for the ABV. Smooth chocolate tones, mild roast and oats. Smooth, sweet finish. The Port(?) adds a vinous taste to the finish. Delicious.
ReggieDunlap (2894) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a huge mocha head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has dark chocolate, a bit of burnt/roastiness, and a hint of port. Flavor has dark fruits...port...dark chocolate, and some burnt notes...oak creeping in. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry dark chocolate finish.
Bosbouw (747) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goede krachtige, koffie, chocolade, caramel geur. Mooie donkere kleur met donker schuim. Smaakt zwaar, met lichte, koffie, chocolade en iets bittere nasmaak.
Abijen (1085) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good tan head. I do smell the port. Coffee. Taste a bit alcoholic. Licorice coffee and chocolate. Dont like the aftertaste. A bit vanille?
AirForceHops (2560) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle that Adam Jackson was generous enough to share this!! Nose is port wine, roasted barely and prunes. The flavor is fantastic. Upfront is sweet chocolate malt that lingers forever. Deep roasted barley, cherry notes, raisins notes and the port wine really comes out in the finish. Big grape notes. The alcohol is completely masked. The body is thick but not overly so. Still more of a sipping brew but... Not difficult drain quickly. I really love how the port barrel added a level of complexity. I would say this brew is at its peak in flavor. Holding it much longer may not be a good idea.
AdamJackson (1994) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the cellar. Enjoyed at home with Chris.
A - Pitch black. slightly oily motor oil pour. Not as thick as the extreme stouts of ’13 but still, very nice appearance. Cocoa colored head fades to some nice lacing!
S - Lovely vinous sweet and grapey aroma. Dark malts, slight roast character, no booze but a great chocolate milk-chocolate sweetness.
T - Lots of chocolate, tons of big roasted barley, hints of espresso bean and some sweet candied sugar. VERY roasty, lots of oak, the port barrel adds this grape sweetness and mellow cough syrup taste that is both good and bad. It’s a big beer, so these variants sort of blend together and form something awesome.
M - My mouth is tingling. Heavy body, nice carbonation, very good balance, dry roasty finish
O - Very nice. Great to try and I’m glad to have enjoyed it with one of the top Portsmouth raters.
paul_the_frog (23) - FRANCE - JUN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a blend of two Imp Stout. What for ? Well taste it and you will see. Chocolate (not too much) + Coffee (not too much) + Port. If you think that Port pairs with chocolate than this is your beer. Alcohol is discreet. A beautifull siper.