PhillyCraft (3096) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bottle Bar, pours pitch black with small white head, wasn’t lasting. Aromas of roast, light chocolate, hops. Taste of plum and other dark fruits, wood, roasted malts, bourbon and a fair amount of hops. Finishes a little bitter and def warming in the body.
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color. Hazelnut dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla in the nose.
Very rich, lots if dark fruit, plums, port, vanilla beans, chocolate and a splash of brandy in the mouth. Very nice and rounded. Very warming finish that feels like taking down fudge soaked in vanilla. Fantastic beer, not sure if so authentic to style but totally awesome. Never had a Baltic porter like this.
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Christmas eve. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of oak, vanilla, bourbon and smoke. Medium to heavy bodied, high carbonation, bitter roasty finish.
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, toasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Toasted malt and chocolate flavors with some oak and vanilla with hints of bourbon. Medium body with average carbonation.
AirForceHops (2950) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Ale House in Amesbury. Pitch black with lasting tan head that laced the tulip until finish. Aroma is chocolate, oak and light coffee. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and mild espresso notes. The oak is very light and subtle in this brew. Hints of molasses and sugar. Some burnt malts. Body is more on the full side with a drier smooth semi-sweet finish. It’s really good. Just falls short of being great. Well worth a try if you ask me. I would order this again in certain circumstances.
bytemesis (2949) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with a large brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee. Flavor is the same plus chocolate and a bit of wood, perhaps a touch of vanilla. Medium sweet, light bitter, light woody astringence. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Nice, but not a lot of taste from the barrels
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Cincy Beerfest. Smoky chocolate aroma. Black brown with a small tan head. Earthy coffee, chocolate, and ash flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very dark beer. Black in appearance, lots of roasted character. Chocolate, some licorice and toasted bread.
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious imperial porter courtesy my Secret Santa. Thanks! Aroma was nice. Vanilla, chocolate and a very light bourbon note. Pour was a deep dark brown/near black with a tan ring for a head. Taste was very good. The bourbon came out a little stronger playing well with the wood and vanilla. Roasted malt and milk chocolate were in the background. Very complex beer and not cloying or overly sweet. Was surprised to see this beer was 8%. Hides alcohol beautifully. Light carbonation round this beer. out. Even more delicious as it warms.