djoeye (5207) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2017 sitzds (318) - - JAN 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 2011 or ?12 vintage bomber pulled from the Seal Beach Beachwood BBQ cellar. Thanks to Vito for knowing this was in stock when talking trade. Poured into a tulip. Appearance is deep opaque black with a tall tan head that eaves some patches of lace. We debated which aromas/flavors might have faded in aging and were pleasantly surprised immediately after we started. Aroma is coffee-powered with roast malt, some cocoa, and vanilla (which we though may have faded most, but was still holding its own). No astringency or strong booziness to indicate the 10% abv. Taste is off the charts, like a delicately carbonated vanilla frappuccino. Full bodied, creamy, thick, and filling texture, soft carbonation, a touch of heat and bitterness underlie a sweet finish.
Aroma; caramel, soil, vanilla, chocolate, flowers, milkshake.
Look; beige head, black body.
Taste; roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, nut, chocolate, mocca milkshake,
and finishes brown n sweet in chocolate.
Feel; solid body, soft co2, very good.
Overall; very good, cozy sipper, really top brew.
[bt.35.5cl abv10% Brought by Finn to Hafen&Bieres Oktoberfest 7485'16] Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2017
Flaske 355ml fra Systembolaget Luleå - Storheden. Delt med djoeye og Rune på Nerstranda 8 Nov 17. Svart. Middels høyt skum med litt farge. Spotlacing. Aroma av melkesjokolade. Smaken sjokoladedrikk & vanilje. Tørr ettersmak.
Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2017
355ml bottle kindly shared by Finn. A fawn-coloured head with a deep ruby tint, dark, near-black, body. Spotty lacing. Earthy chocolate nose, vanilla sweet. Taste of cocoa, lactose and coffee beans. Slightly O'Boy impression. Lingering dry dark malty ending. Smooth in the mouth. Full bodied. Nice sipper qualities. (Rating session at Finns with djoeye and Finn, Tromsø 08.11.2017). bigb1970 (3) - - NOV 9, 2017 does not count
Very full bodied. Great treat. Coffee notes and vanilla. Dark creamy head. Yummy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone the_beergery (116) - - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Top notch imperial porter from Ballast Point! Pours a deep black from its bottle with thin tan head of froth. Aroma is deeply roasted coffee with a hint of milk and vanilla. Taste is malty, sweet over mild milky cafe latte. Creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. Great porter, drinkable without any hint that it's 10% ABV.
teamsale (305) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2017
On tap, dark brown opaque with a one finger beige head and great lacing. Aroma is a sweet chocolate coffee porter. Taste is a magnificent coffee porter flavor. Really well done this one. Mild bitterness, ideal aftertaste. Thoroughly enjoyable. hohops (1096) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2017
Appearance- very dark, pretty much pitch black, a beige head which doesn't last long. Aroma- vanilla dominates, fudge, chocolate, dark malts, caramel, hints of fruitcake, boozy notes, stewed dark fruit, more vanilla. Taste- dark chocolate, toasty malt, coffee, treacle toffee, vanilla sweetness runs throughout, ashy roasty coffee, chocolate fudge cake. Smooth and slick mouthfeel, sweet clinging finish. Alcohol well-hidden. Excellent. sinfull (1798) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Impressive porter . Dark brown with beautiful, beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Same notes in taste with moderate roasted bitterness at the end. swebrew (3) - - OCT 24, 2017 does not count
I am immensely impressed with Ballast Point, they are innovative and just "fun" when it comes to beer with specific characteristics. This is just great. This beer is absolutely beautiful. I drank this with a friend who enjoyed this as his first porter ever. It's not necessarily a classic porter, but where is the fun in that? This beer is a real treat. If breakfast were a alcoholic beverage (which it should be) this is it. beern (198) - Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Pours jet black and opaque with a tan head and an aroma of vanilla. Tastes of viscous coffee, chocolate and vanilla. It’s full bodied, resinous and dry.