WanderinCelt87 (197) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Has a nice malt aroma. Pours a lovely black with a cream head. I can taste a subtle hint of honey that goes very well with the malt. Goes down smooth and leaves a clean finish. bpreo (2849) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Three states combine to create this amazing Imperial Porter. You won’t find many beers like this out there. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small, tight brown head. Smells of subtle floral notes, hints of honey, and a hint of earthiness. Taste is sweet, lightly floral, hints of herb. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/ Stone Suede Imperial Porter finishes with a silky lingering sweetness. dwyerpg (6214) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2013
I didn’t get a whole lot as far as the aroma goes, but flavor wise I really enjoyed this. Just the right thickness in the body, it’s not too sweet (maybe that’s from the flowers?). In any case, it’s pretty good. gravit8 (12) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Another surperb example of what passion produces. This is such a smooth porter with a floral subtext and balanced mouthfeel. Dark smokey color and thick creamy browninsh-white head of sufficient strength to catch an upper lip.
Anymore, it’s pointless to try to out-review Stone with the detailed description of the beer. It is exactly as they’ve described in this case.
DocLock (10721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours mahogany toward dark blackish at the edges with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, hot pepper, black and blue berries. HEAVY blueberries, At any rate, the taste is roasty malty, with florals, blueberry, cacao, backup hops, and a complex finish. This one is delicious. MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2013
A very good porter. High ABV as an Imperial, but very smooth and not boozy. Great complex flavors. Very much as described in beer description.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
I think this was on tap - Pours near black with a tan head. The aroma is of roast malt, cocoa, and even flowery. The flavor is sweet chocolate malt with herbal character. It may be the jasmine that I’m getting there. There’s also a subtle fruitiness. It has a creamy full body and finishes with a roasted, pleasant bitterness. Really, really good. Fantastic brew. tderoeck (9904) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
1/VIII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Belgo-Swedish Crazy Summer Trade Tasting - BB: n/a (2014-866) Thanks to hackobock for sharing the bottle!HuskerTan (2211) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Clear dark brown to black beer, nice creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, mocha, sweet, candy, some liquorish. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, some chocolate, mocha, little bitter, honey, dried fruits. Aftertaste: little sour, sweet, caramel, bitter chocolate, mocha, little bitter, honey, dried fruits. Aftertaste: little sour, sweet, caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee, malty touch.
A- Honey, avocado, vanilla, flowers, mocha, caramel.
A- Super dark brown color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, honey, vanilla, subtle spice, caramel.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- At first aroma I thought I smelled something along the lines of avocado in here and thought I was crazy so I read the description on here and sure enough, the honey is from avocados. A nice blend of ingredients that just worked a lot better than expected. The way things are going Imperial Porters may be my new favorite thing. This bottle was also from late 2013 so I’m not sure how that may have affected this one either.