AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brook-Falls Discount. Pours a very, very dark brown with a tannish head. Some spotty lacing. Aroma has rich luxurious coffee with a lot of chocolate and caramel, and a nutty presence. Wow! Taste is of roasted malts, strong bitter coffee, some sweet choco-caramel and bitter nuts. Strong, powerful and rich. Finishes roasted bitter with sweetness in the end. Overwhelming smell. A bit of smoothness (more oatmeal??) would make this world class.
Lubiere (12265) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light vanilla, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. Bottle at Cigar and Stripes BBQ.
DuffMan (8801) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Black and viscous with a persistent khaki head. Loads of creamy coffee character, silky mouthfeel, full and richly roasty, moderately bitter finish. Yum.
wxman (1688) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is dark fruit. Taste is sweet roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate milk and a bit of espresso. Surprisingly smooth and creamy for the style.
blueshockey24 (309) - Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, malt and chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolate and coffee with a malty coffee finish. Very good.
johnnymusky (819) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with dusty and Brian...nose is all coffee and a dark roast at that....taste mellows out a lot...more oatmeal comes and the coffee doesn’t dominate.
DWestrick (596) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap. kind of average imperial porter. nothing really jumped out - was very robust, but kind of bland
Itzjerm (1975) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing vanilla wood barrel and bourbon nose. With lots of coffee aroma. Coffee however on tongue is almost to strong. Still a great light sweetness and a great beer.
ljthiessen (1022) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with not much head. Aroma is rich chocolate and coffee. Flavour is malty chocolate, some coffee - not particularly roasty for a porter, and not as rich as expected for the ABV, but still good.
MacBoost (1684) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle via trade. Dark brown pour with almost no head. Aromas of coffee and roast. Silky mouthfeel. I don’t know. It’s ok.
Beersiveknown (4820) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting
Slightly fruity tomatoey chilli and coffee on nose. Fruity,Smokey, coffee, a little sharp, cocoa. Light, dry finish.