pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark dark brown with a tan head, solid enough. The nose is sweet with strong day old coffee and something sharp, maybe a little astringent to acidic. Lightly creamy as well. Feel full and creamy in the mouth, as per both higher carbonation and residual sugar would suggest. The flavor is a little smoother than the nose. Rather sweet, definite chocolate, with strong older coffee. The acidic acridity is mellower. Something even maybe almost piney, like very bitter chocolate. Lingering coffee finish.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Archer Liquors. Thick black motor oil pour with a dark tan head. Looks good. Stale coffee aroma with chocolate. Sweet to start, but then overpowered by bitter chocolate and coffee. Very intense flavor with a bitter alcohol and malt finish. Reminds me of a Founders Breakfast Sout. Ohh and Iím glad they changed it to a Imperial Strong Porter, cause it is strong...
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another fantastic coffee porter in a growing sea of coffee-infused beers. pours black and bleeds a medium thick head. nose is slightly sweet with a hint of smoke. mouth is silky and somewhat oily. taste is coffee and dark chocolate. tastes more like a stout than a porter, but is wonderful. if two brothers would make it in a 6 pack for $3.99, I would be a happy man. Excellent treat for any coffee/beer fanatics.
Nephilium (1214) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild aroma, just a touch of roasted coffee. Pours an opaque black, with a big tan head. It starts with a touch of sweetness, followed by nut, and finished with a touch of mocha. Very slick mouthfeel, with almost no carbonation noticeable. Very drinkable, but nothing special.
thoramel (42) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild coffee and malt aroma but a good strong coffee flavor. The appearance is a light absorbing brown with a decent bone colored head that reduces to a thick lace. It was a joy to drink but finished a bit strong. A good beer from a company I usually donít find that great.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the Binnyís Beverage Depot in Orland Park, Illinois: It pours an intense dark brown with a large cocoa colored head and sheets the glass with lace. The aroma is warm, dry coffee grounds, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, some roasted malt, and a hint of cigar smoke. Some alcohol warmth, a splash of cream, and a burnt nut bitterness are added to the flavor. It finishes on a lightly dry note. Not bad.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Dark brown with a medium tan crown that retains throughout most of the beer. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol and a touch of vanilla. Taste of coffee, roasted and dark malts, alcohol and just enough hop presence to let you know itís there. Finishes up with a little bit coffee followed by the warming of the alcohol. Pretty solid imperial porter, just a wee bit too much alcohol though.
HonkeyBra (2853) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big dark pour with a light, chocolate milk colored head. Nice, roasted coffee aroma with some chocolate. Flavor is rich. Coffee, cream, vanilla and chocolate, maybe some smoke as well. Nice flavor, no detectable alcohol. Very nice Imperial Porter.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Draft at Jerryís. Black with good, creamy cappuccino head / Rich, roast nose of barley, coffee, chocolate and vanilla / Medium body, chewy with good hop balance on the excellent, lingering finish / Flavors of tobacco, dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla / Great flavor profile and balance. Better than many stouts.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So, Iím drinking this while in the middle of a brutal cold. Hopefully this will help me sleep. Aroma is a nice dry blend of coffee and chocolate. This is pretty rich of a flavor, even to my dulled down palate. The flavor of coffee lingers a good deal after. Which is quite satisfying. There is a nice dry bitterness to the end of this which adds nicely to the character. Side note: I promise to re-rate this once I am not sick as a dog. Hopefully soon, I generally enjoy Two Brothers Brews.