gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled in a bomber bottle from Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois.
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beer Authority, Manhattan - 28/05/12.
Very rich dark brown with a thin tan head.
Sweet coffee, earthy hops and a little alcohol whiff.
Milk choclate and coffee in the taste, a little booze and roasted malt.
Higher end of medium bodied, a little over carbonated, sweet finish.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasted malts, slight hop aroma. Draft, little to no head, what was there was off white tan. The beer is surprisingly light body. Good coffee porter, but too light body.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Lakeview Liquors. A well integrated coffee oriented beer even for a non coffee drinker. Good roasted malt, choice and use of chocolate with an anise kiss. Above average mouthfeel, great drinkability.
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a dark brown with a quickly diminishing head of light brown foam. Aromas consist of some coffee, soy sauce, sweet malt, and some light chocolate. Taste is a strong hearty sweetness with a roasty character that is just odd. Although the roasty notes should be good here, they seem out of place. Can’t get into this one.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating but this was pretty recent(15th anniversary bottling). Pours pitch black color with a dense 1-2 finger tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, molasses, light herbal, and light nuttiness. Pretty nice and balanced aromas; but are not nearly as strong as I was expecting. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, biscuit, toast, caramel, nuttiness, coffee, molasses, and herbal spiciness. Light spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, biscuit, molasses, nuttiness, toast, coffee, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Nice robust and balanced flavor profile with minimal cloying sweetness; but not nearly as much coffee flavor as I was expecting. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good imperial porter. Nice robust flavor and balance; and very easy to drink. Nowhere near worthy of being called a coffee porter; but still a very enjoyable beer.
pete4999 (1129) - 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 (3078) - 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 (6975) - 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 didn’t 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 (1443) - 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.