ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted dark chocolate and dark caramel malts, molasses, black licorice, roasted coffee, touch of vanilla and dark fruits.
T - Roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, roasted bitter coffee, black licorice, molasses, earthy hops, some vanilla, hint of dark fruits.
M - Medium-plus bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a roasted and sweet finish.
D - Nice american porter. Good complexity and balance.
ATulloch (35) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from emporium. Pours a dark black with a tan head which lasts. Good lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice and pine. A very rich taste with strong coffee and pine. Quite an oily mouth feel.
Alengrin (243) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex porter from a brewery in Kopenhagen, brewed with three American hops, four malt varieties including smoked malt, roasted barley and oat flakes. Deeply beige, mousse-like, thick, stable foam, colour completely black without any light shining through. Aroma malty, less strong than I expected, sourish and fruity notes, coffee grounds, fondant, liquorice, hazelnuts, sherry, cloves, dates, vanilla, grassy hops. Full and complex taste nonetheless, rich malt base with dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, coffee, thick and oily mouthfeel, herbal tones, citrussy and peppery hoppiness spreading out over back of tongue and throat supported by roasted bitterness (’cold coffee’), some warming alcohol further adding to the experience. Very complex and interesting beer, although I still fail to see the use of the term ’imperial porter’ instead of good-old ’imperial stout’.
rarbring (1271) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Overall: Peas, grass, nettles, dry, coffee. Not for me.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2014-07-26.
Baton (32) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with nice beige head. Aroma: coffee, roasted malts, licorice. No hops which is disappointing. Taste: coffee, roasty, dark chocolate, licorice. Great, full body and oily texture.
Excalibur123 (117) - Soria, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vierte color negro intenso con abundante cabeza de espuma que perdura largo tiempo en la copa; se aprecian aromas a malta tostada, cacao, especias y café; en boca entrada media y maltosa con ligero amargor; notas terrosas y a regaliz, buen cuerpo con carbónico moderado; pos gusto largo con amargor persistente en una buena cerveza de estilo porter.
drpimento (2186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good for a beer that was stored for two years in a room that got as high as 80°. Had a small thick tan head that didn't last too long and good lacing. Aroma was cocoa mole asses raisins malt. Flavor was milder than aRoma cocoa malts and very smooth. Excellent palate. Very drinkable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VastActiv (2656) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Originally rated 17082012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts.
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, vanilla, mocha.
TASTE:coffee, vanilla, bitter.
MaartenRF10 (1566) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwart bier, bruine kraag. Mooie volle porter. Goede balans tussen koffie bitterheid, chocolade en wat overrijp fruit. Goede carbo.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body under a one finger frothy brown head that left some sticky lacing. The nose is pretty intense, lots of roast, chocolate, licorice, and burnt caramel. Some lighter notes of alcohol, light smoke, and a bit of citrusy hops. The flavor is a little too burnt and a bit acrid for my preferences, but there are some nice licorice and dark chocolate notes in here. There’s a bit of alcohol heat on the finish, but fairly well restrained. Medium bodied and just a touch clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. An OK beer, but nothing that I’d drink with regularity.