BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Deschutes Pub - Portland, OR arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Dark black in color, thick tan head. Super chocolate and coffee aroma. Lots of imperial porter thick and rich flavors. Lets this beer warm up.
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour thin tan head, laced well actually with thin carbonation. Aroma is big fig, dark fruit, raisin, some dates, dark chocolate and roasted malt, slight acidic malt notes, hints of coffee, slight vanilla and honey. Taste is a mix of dark chocolate, dark fruits with figs and dates, touch of coffee and roast, some nutty notes, hints of some anise, touch of heat, finishing fairly sweet. beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Pours very black. Roasty chocolate nose. Up front spicey dark chocolate taste. The date and fig combo makes for a licorice flavor, with a lite bite of peppery spice. A nice bitter sweet milk chocolate taste. Finishes dry, but not as smooth or silky as I would prefer, and again still with some spicyness. This lacks any notifiable barrel age characteristics. Will see if aging will make any difference. Aug. 17, 2012. Rerate. Still the same flavors, but it is getting smoother, and better blended. Natai (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a deep, dark brown with a small tan head. Scents of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and a touch of smoke. Flavors of caramel, coffee and port, with a smooth rich finish and just a hint of alcohol. Potent enough to give most stouts a run for their money. Great all around. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle:   Black, sandy head, large and foamy, nice lacing.   Nose of cocoa, dark chocolate, graham cracker, oak, sherry, and some minor dark pitted fruit.   Smells inviting!   Similar on the on the tongue, albeit the dark pitted fruit and sherry are softer.   The 11% ABV is noticeable.   Its got some heat on it.   Not quite as thick as I was hoping either, body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little dry on the backside, lingering cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and alcohol.   As is its rather enjoyable, a little hot right now, but with time should fair better.   Only wished the dark pitted fruit and sherry were a little more pronounced.   Otherwise a very very fine Imperial Porter!
jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Black with a good sized tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, caramel. Taste is roasted, coffee, heavy molasses, figs, prune, light smoke. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, tannish head. The smell is baking chocolate, figs, burnt, toffee, malts, coffee, lots of coffee, and alcohol. The taste is malts, burnt, roast, fruits, real roast, alcohol, and coffee. drfabulous (8478) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2012
22 ounce thanks to beerandfishin. Big roasty pour. Taste is total chocolate. Some fine bitterness. The figs had a touch of sweet to the roast. Really tasty. A big beer. bytemesis (8987) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque dark brown with a medium brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves great lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. Flavor about the same, plus kahlua, molasses, and dried fruit. Medium sweet, lightly bitter and quite alcoholic in the warming finish. Full bodied and creamy. Complexity and nuances come out as it warms.
bhensonb (15616) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bomber from Pangaea Bottle Shop. Pours very dark brown/black with a foamy tan head. Aromas of dark fruit and chocolate. Med + body. Flavor is dark chocolate alternating with dark fruits. It’s darkly bitter. The burnt malt is smooth. Heat is not an issue. The fruits engender an ache in the saliva glands. I think I’ve had something similar, but? This is pretty good stuff.