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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Midnight Black, big,rich and semi-sweet, dark malts,yield coffee,carmel and toffee flavors. Barrel aging-adds vanilla,toasted oak and hazelnut. mmm,satisfying so ...Who’s your daddy now?


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Pours out black with a light tan head that retains decent and leaves some lacing as well. Smell is outstanding; chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, French roast coffee, and a little molasses. Taste opens with some vanilla that leads right into some chocolate, toffee, and coffee notes. It’s not done there though, there is also some oak and bourbon as well as vanilla. Both smell and taste are 6 out of 5, just amazing. Lower carbonation and full bodied makes this an excellent sipper. I could sip on one of these every night, I just wish I had another so I could enjoy this masterpiece again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Tan Head. Bourbon, Rich Malts, Vanilla and Oaky Nose. Medium to Heavy Bodied Beer. The Main Flavor Characteristics are Bourbon, Chocolate and Vanilla..with a Nice Bourbon Warming Rising Up and a Bourbon Dry Roast Aftertaste. Very Smooth and Well Put Together, Albeit ’Simple’ Ale. One of the Breweries Better Offerings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Picked up single bottle at The Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Pours a clear, dark dark borwn brew with a small, short lived beige head that dissolves to a fine film. Aroma of chocolate with some bourbon, oak wood, and a touch of vanilla. Taste is full bodied, smooth and silky feel with soft carbonation. Finish is sweet and smooth with a slight toffee aftertaste. Tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Modest retention of a dark tan head, eventually fully receding. The black body looks weighty. The timid aroma is comprised of chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, licorice, roasted malts and a faint hint of espresso. The flavor is nearly identical, with a pleasant addition of soft fruity hops and a whisper of earthiness. Sweetness is light to moderate, bitterness is the same. Alcohol is well masked throughout. The finish is smooth and creamy, leaving behind hints of chocolate cake icing and orangey hops. Mouthfeel is thinned from the time in the barrel, but not thin overall. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Very tasty, but it isn’t the knockout I had expected.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4318) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Imperial Porter: Vintage ’06. 12oz bottle. A very opaque dark drown. Creamy looking, no head. Dark malt aroma with a bit of alcohol in the nose. WOW! Very creamy body. Ton of vanilla. A bit of toffee. Taste has a very chocolaty flavor and coffee in the distant finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Appearance: Pours a nearly opaque, near-black body with a thin, khaki-colored head. Smell: An unmistakably bourbon-esque aroma, with full notes of vanilla, burnt toffee, brown sugar, and smoke. Taste: Rich, velvety chocolate taste combined with vanilla beans and the smooth, subtle taste of bourbon. Lesser hints of coffee and anise. Finishes with a bit more bourbon and a light roastiness. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with a perfectly smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Drinkability: Its a treat to finally come across a beer that didn’t allow the bourbon barrel-aging to totally crush the load-bearing malt flavors underneath.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
’06 Pours a deep black color with a light brown head. Aroma is burnt wood, vanilla, some coffee, and a hint of bourbon. Flavor is lots of cream, burnt wood, coffee, and some bourbon. Good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Courtesy 1FastSTI. Black/dark brown with dark brown/ruby edges, small off white cap. Smells russian style, like a giant piece of good-n-plenty along with a strong dose of vanilla, dark chocolate, marshmallow, subtle oak- great nose. Similar flavor adds more chocolate and a bit of coffee. Full body, smooth. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppymeal (38) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Opaque black. Smell is rich malty sweetness that includes vanilla tones, roastiness and bourbon. Just a hint of a dairy-like porter smell from the roasted malt. Bourbon and vanilla come thru in the taste along with a nice roasted flavor and some cola-like sweetness. The smell is very inviting and the roasty and sweet flavors balance each other nicely. I can feel the alcohol strength but it is very well hidden in the taste and smell, not sure if the bourbon scents cover it, but it is well balanced. Creamy medium body, this beer really hit the spot.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - APR 28, 2007
Bottle. Very dark reddish black colour with a nice creamy head. Lovely aroma of sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel and hints of alcohol. Nice flavour of bourbon, chocolate, coffe, caramel, vanilla and roastedness. Very smooth and good balanced.


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