zoucrew102 (379) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. 2012 vintage cellared for approximately 1.5 years. Sweet dark fruit aroma with dark chocolate notes. Pours black with a thin mocha head and some lacing. Starts with rich dark fruit flavors followed by a hint of booze in the chocolate notes in the smooth, creamy finish. Good stuff.
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber from Xroads. Poured a medium density black body with some lighter super dark brown edges and a smaller sized foamy mocha colored head. Aroma/flavor is sweet, sugary dark chocolate, dark fruits, figs, raisins, dough, dark berries, chocolate syrup. Medium body with softer carbonation and a lingering sweet aftertaste.
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with tan head and decent lacing. Aromas are coffee and a touch of chocolate. Flavors are roasted malt, coffee, not a lot of sweetness. Shine booze. Decent.
HIGHB4LL (280) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: brown head, black color, good lacing. Aroma: floral, nut, cranberry or other berry fruit. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: nice sweetness, slight bitter finish. Overall, very good with a unique aroma. Stand out beer in my opinion.
wisdomsolo (313) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Forgettable. Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
honestly i dont remember much about this one. it was a decent porter, but not any better or worse than any others. for the price its worth getting again someday.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, símore, vanilla aroma. Cocoa, roasty malty, black licorice, a bit sweet flavor. One of the best beers Iíve had from these guys.
Beerenberger (1279) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, and burnt brown sugar. Pours an opaque black wih a brown ring and no lacing. The taste is roasted malts, molasses, with hints of dark fruit, anda some alcoloh in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a sipper - a bit more molasses flavor than I care for.
jbruner (1998) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thick opaque black from the bottle with dissipating tan head and very light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, slight soy and roast, and a small boozy back end. Taste follows, less chocolate, a hint of earthiness, and no real booziness. Thin on the mouth, which is supposedly what I am to expect with the difference between an imperial porter and imperial stout. Very nice.
GarrettB (921) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 30th, 2011 - Arriving a little later and further down the line in my Twised Pine tasting sampler is the Northstar Imperial Porter. In the background of the photo of the beer, you can see a discarded, empty basket that held some kind of breaded or fried snack. Iím glad we filled our bellies with something greasy first, because the Northstar is a heavyweight pugilist when it comes to flavor. The aroma is thick with sweet, syrupy malt and fig, belying a quiet, creeping flavor. Itís silent at first, then pounces with pounds of sweet dark fruits: figs and raisins blanketed in brown sugar. Itís neither too dark nor too bitter, and features a nice boozy edge with a delightful aftertaste worthy of a dessert. A few sips confirm a developing opinion - this is definitely a highlight of the taster tray, and shows off how well Twisted Pine can brew the dark stuff.