beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011 Aquilo (651) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I rated this a while back, and just now found my notes: "Best porter all day. Good head. Sweet chocolate and raisin aroma. Rich flavor. Sparkly finish."
Tasted on tap at the 8th Annual Triple Rock Firkin Fest on 4/9/2011. This Imperial Porter pours a mostly cloudy black color from the firkin. Small to medium sized tan head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and cherries. A medium bodied Imperial Porter. The malts are chocolate, coffee, cherry and sweet. The hops are herbal. Little to no carbonation. Nice chocolate flavors. Needs a little more cherry flavor for my taste. Nice balance. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.