pete4999 (938) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Not sure how old it is. Pours the standard dark almost-black with tan head. Pretty solid, but not a ton of overt coffee in it.
ads135 (2382) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good coffee porter, not overwhelming sweet, not too bitter. An even balance of the chocolate malts and sweet acidic coffee aftertaste. Pours black as night, thick tan head. Tried with Vaughn and Josh in Lawrence in 2012.
DrSilverworm (4062) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (2012 retro release 1 of 15). Nice thin light brown head, leaving some lace. Clear black color. Lots of particles in the second pour. Awesome chewy texture. Big body. Light carbonation. Excellent rich coffee taste; milk. Light milk chocolate, oats; very delicious aroma. Nice bittersweet taste. Good long coffee aftertaste. Very easy to drink -- I didnít realize it was an imperial porter until I looked at the label. Really, a delicious beer - one of those I am glad to have a whole bomber of, rather than just a 12oz. Totally sublime, excellent breakfast beer
Atom (1121) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber pours dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and fruits. Taste is slight soy followed my coffee and chocolate malt. Decent but not amazing or unique.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím glad this is a red eye and not a brown eye. Draft. Dark maroon color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of nuts and toast. Taste is fiamy cafe macchiato. Nice.
crossovert (5693) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not the best coffee porter. Teh coffee used was odd. It was almost savory and soy saucey.
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate malts, coffee, cherry, citrus hops, and a healthy splash of booze. I l love the complexity of this beast. I think it could use a bit of cellar time to mellow out, but I fear it might lose its coffee bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @markwise Birthday-palooza-a-go-go Gathering-pours brown with a disappearing tan head. Aroma is medium/dark malt-coffee/jalepeno. Taste follows.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul that shared this around. Pours a medium brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted coffee, roasted malts, and some earthy flavors and bitterness. Flavor is similar with roasted coffee, roasted malts, and earthy bitterness. It wears its heart on its sleeve and delivers what it promises.
fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with garnet highlights when held to light and a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, nuts, toast, roast,some chocolate and dark fruit. Flavor is big on chocolate, nice, fruity coffee notes, roasted nuts, a little char and old campfire. Palate is medium to heavy in body, with a somewhat chewy, but not sticky feel throughout and light to medium and borderline sharp carbonation that fits the beer really well. Very nice brew overall, I really dig the mellow, but fairly strong coffee notes and assertive, but not over the top malt notes backing it up.