NielsenRatings (8077) - 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.
cards04 (1386) - 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 (223) - 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 (251) - 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 (1219) - 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.
Beerenberger (1223) - 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 (1882) - 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 (895) - 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.
RobertDale (2829) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber. Pours almost black with a small biege head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Rich and warming. Very nice.
UncleKorm (577) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a very dark reddish brown, near black, with a dark brown quickly diminishing head and good lacing. Medium aroma of molasses, dark bread, prunes, chocolate, and sweetened coffee. Initial flavor light bitter with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are licorice, soy sauce, molasses, unsweetened chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and resin. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and light alcoholic feel in the finish. This beer is sweet in the nose but hides the sweetness in the flavor.