alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle; Color: Chocolate brown. Aroma: Sweet cocoa/malt/sugar. Flavor: Rich and thick with pretty impressive complexity. Tastes of dark chocolate thick and rich enough to satisfy any chocolate lovers palate. Vanilla is also tasted on a smaller scale, but absolutely delicous. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle; poured a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of caramel, cocoa, earth, cherries, fruit, brown sugar and earth. Nice complexity. Flavor of caramel, cocoa and cherries. Dash of vanilla and sweetness. roasted throughout. Nice palate. JDBaker11058 (2217) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Appearance: silky dark brown, with a short light tan head. Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, cream, and espresso. Taste: bitter dark chocolate, pudding, condensed milk, vanilla, hint of roast coffee. Finish: smooth, creamy, slightly dry, with a lingering sweet chocolatey character. Notes: Slightly above average imperial porter. Nothing off or bad, but it just wasn’t awesome.
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2013
22oz bottle, black pour with small tan head. Weak nose of chocolate and malt. Some chocolate flavor, but I can’t stop noticing the background of vegetable infection, which follows it into the finish. Didn’t impress me. AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a thin looking brown with a small tan head that disappears quickly. The nose is cocoa, cream and metal (yeah I know its what I smell). Taste is vanilla, chocolate, cola, and black cherries. The body is heavier than it looks though it has slight medicinal tingle factor that is present. Overall this is a slightly above average Imp. Porter. It suffers in the appearance and flavor departments with strange characteristics that I attempted to quantify. I wouldn’t pass this up if it were opened at a tasting, but I wouldn’t seek it out if there were other options.
robforbes (2244) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
pours a clear black with no head, and no lacing.
smell is of bourbon, cocoa, malt, and some coffee.
taste is sticky, chocolate, bourbon, and some coffee. ends smooth and thick. Dogbrick (13018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2013
This beer is a dark brown color with some amber around the edges and a medium tan head that diminishes slowly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a roasted malt and vanilla coffee character. Touches of chocolate as well. The finish is sweet with a vanilla cocoa aftertaste. Above average overall. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Dark brown color, with a thick but low, tan head that does not stay around long. Aroma is relatively mild, but nice, consisting roasted malt and chocolate notes. Flavor is somewhat subdued, though good, with roasted malt and cocoa. There is just enough complexity in this to keep in interesting to the end. Finishes with the flavors hanging on and a nice amount of bitterness. It is enjoyable, but maybe a bit on the mild side. Very easy to drink this one, however. tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a tan fine bubbled head with good retention and some light lacing on a mahogany black body. Aroma is coffee, roast and boozy bourbon vanilla. There’s coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some smokiness in the finish. Flavor is a bit flat in spots. The body is medium full and very creamy. Not remarkable but a good beer. ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/13/12
Aroma: The nose is quite sweet and chocolaty, with some light roast, with a little vanilla and caramel
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small brown head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes sweet, not as sweet as the nose, the roast comes out a bit more, and there’s a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a roasty feel to it, not too sticky, and an average carbonation
This is a pretty solid porter, though it is quite sweet. It is also quite drinkable and it has a pretty decent feel to it, but it isn’t a standout by any means.