klm1 (1468) - Bled/SF, - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2017 Pours black color, slightly haze, with creamy light brown stable head.
Visually low to medium csrbonation. Aroma: intense dark malts aroma, with notes of coffee, vanilla, port wine, slightly woody, with fruity esters of dark fruits, forest berries, yoghurt etc..
Flavor is rich, creamy: prevails malt flavors, which takes on coffee, dark chocolate, supported with notes of molasses, port wine, cinnamon, fruity esters of hops, which takes on forest berries, dark fruits like prunes, dried fruits, etc.
Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, alcohol warmth is evident and takes on port wine, finish is dry, sticky and slightly fruity bitters. Dryness lingers in aftertaste. Body is full, texture is soft, carbonation is low.
beerplace (1539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2016 330ml bottle from Liberty Wine Merchants CD. Very rich aroma AND taste: vinous, sweet, dark fruits, plums, raisin, grape, sophisticated notes of alcohol. Superb balanced. Excellent beer.
Flanfl (799) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep brown body, small brown head. Aroma of molasse, burned sugar, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, blackcurrent, vanilla, licorice, alcohol fusel, bourbon like, some wood. Flavours of molasse, licorice, chocolate, wood, vanilla, alcohol fusels, dried fruits. Long licorice, woody, vanilla, choclate and warm finish. Long molasse aftertaste with some bitterness. Creamy body, low carbo. Outstanding.
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CObiased (492) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle - pours a thick midnight black with a very thin brown head. Great aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, licorice, black currant and bourbon like booziness. Intense and delicious flavors of roasted/charred grain, dark chocolate, molasses and some anise liqueur.
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - FEB 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Molasses, leather, cocoa, dark chocolate, wood, liquorice, raisins and roasted aroma. Soft carbonation and full body. Taste is quite complex with a lot of flavours rushing in. But more on the sweet side. Overall, a fantastic beer that has nothing lil’.
ogniskowicz (837) - POLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bardzo dobry, słodko-czekoladowo-śliwkowy porter w wersji hard. Myślę że w Polsce uplasowałby się gdzieś w połowie stawki :)
Punkero (447) - FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Calm, no foam. Fruity. Syrup! Extra full and sweet body. Luscious. Smooth. Thick and boozy, yet elegant. Xmas. Dessert delight.
kathouse (1860) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with a tan head. Licorice and burnt sugars lend a delicious complexity to this beer. High alcohol dries up the finish.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black, treacle pour with a thin lace. Strong roasted malt, boozy aroma. Flavour of fruit, chocolate, winter berry, liquorice and cherries. Silky texture Sweet and boozy.
neongolden (1539) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 5 2016) Pours inky black with a small tan head and no lace. Aroma is fairly sweet with molasses, burnt sugar, stewed dark fruits, light anise, a bit of chocolate sauce, some ash and tar for slight balance. Flavour is quite sweet, again riding a core of molasses and burnt sugar with chocolate, dark fruit, a bit of vanilla in there too, slight licorice. Towards the finish there is a bit of bitter cacao, burnt malt and ash but really low on roast overall. A bit of bitterness builds when warm, supported by alcohol heat. Medium full body, low carb, oily and smooth. Nice and rich, a bit sweet for me and not extremely complex, but a big dark sipping beer with low roast that seems to hit the notion of imperial porter on the head.