wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of ksurkin, thanks! pours black with a nice spongy brown head that fades quickly. aroma is very sweet and earthy, lots of spices and vanilla, hints of bourbon even in this one. the taste is cloying sweetness at first, bit the finish and aftertaste make up for it with a really nice blend of flavors. the aftertaste is dry and bitter butter, which is nice after the cloying. nice progression of sweet to bold to bitter, all with a meduim full creamy body. good stuff, goes down easy.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber - bottle 288 of 2009; big thanks to ksurkin as this was part of a big porter trade; cracked at the HOTD dock sale; pours clear dark cola brown with thin tan head; lots of dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate cookies; drinks with sugary sweetness, brown sugar, caramel and coffee; nice roasted malts with yummy sweet coffee; bone dry finish; very impressive brew and I enjoyed this much more than their bourbon barrel impy porter; would love to get another bottle of this one; thanks Ken!!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Immy. Oh, the ecstasy!
Pours a perfect black with an ample olive green head. Aroma is chocolate chip cookie malt with hints of dark yeast dough in the background. Flavor is straight-up raisin chocolate with bitter coffee grounds and milk chocolate bits. Nice, chewy mouthfeel. Pretty good brew.
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… October ‘09 O-Town Throwdown!…Pours very dark and sits almost black in my glass with no head. Standouts in the bouquet are chocolate, charcoal and alcohol. Full-bodied and creamy with dancing carbonation. Flavorwise, dark chocolate and modest acidity are the main players. Finishes chocolaty and tangy. Bottle courtesy of TheCheeseMan!
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour. Molasses, toffee and chocolate aroma. Flavor is roasty, molasses, chocolate and toffee. Good porter. VERY good.
dchmela (2924) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Otown Throwdown. Dark brown pour. Thick chocolate, roasted grain, dark fruit aroma. Chocolate, roasted grain taste, thick and oily. Very good brew.
zizzybalubba (1736) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet (bottle 1169 of 2007). Pours black with a tan head. Dark fruit, chocolate, and brown sugar aroma. Slick mouthfeel, but a slightly chalky texture as well. Tastes of prune and raisin which fades into baker’s chocolate and smoke. Lingering chalky dark chocolate flavor; alcohol barely noticeable. A great beer.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 bomber #1229 from grape & gourmet. pours an oily thick, deep, dark brown with a thin, dark tan head and a great ring of lace. aroma is excellent with huge notes of brown sugar and toffee, dark fruit notes of fig and prune, and touches of chocolate and wood. flavor is great as well with big, dark roasted malts, sweet toffee, slightly sour dark fruit notes, bitter chocolate, and a touch of smoke and coffee on the finish. palate is full bodied and silky smooth with great carbonation and well integrated alcohol. overall, a damn nice imperial porter.
Radek Kliber (6880) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml 1162/2007
Appearance: thick dark brown, tanned yellow light top. Good stoic presence. 4-
Nose: dark roasted barley, slightly acidic, malt with smoke at end. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Sweets with slight sour side. Initially slight warmth that grows. Solid strong porter , straight with solid quality.
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Radek. Black with brown head, lacey and soapy head. Aroma with significant chocolate. Taste is sweetish, with toasted barley, big but well integrated chocolate, smoke, a little sourness. Overall good porter with above average mouthfeel.