RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lil’, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.

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Spab (3841) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
12 oz bottle from Bishop’s Cellar. Pours an inky black colour with small mocha-coloured head. Aroma is full of dried dark fruit, caramel, cocoa and licorice. Flavour is big raisin and prune, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, licorice and tobacco. Some booziness. Slick, oily moutfeel. Minimal carbonation. Impressive one.

GoufCustom (2001) - HONG KONG - NOV 6, 2015

355 ml bottle bought at Little Beer Shop in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Very deep Cola-blackish brown colour; Less than one-quarter finger head and residual soapy dark beige foam which fades in 15 seconds. Good sticky lacing and zero carbonation.

Aroma: Quite fragrant and sweet dark malt, with strong rum-like alcohol, strong raisins, plums, sugar, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, cream, light coffee, light lemon and faint grass.

Taste: Pleasant, very strong sweet dark malt, with fairly strong roastyness, very strong rum-like alcohol, burnt toast, strong caramel, sugar syrup, dark chocolates, black coffee, strong plums, dark fruits, assorted berries, dark cherries, liquorices, yeast, lime, moderate bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body. Thick and oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Wholesome maltyness in a very thickish background. Nicely roasted with initial burnt toasts. Syrupy booze with moderate liqiorices, thick but not cloying, like a liquor. Followed by strong caramel, dark chocolates, strong dark fruits and berries, especially raspberry and dark cherries. Ended with yeast and limey hops. Layered and intense. Nice!

Hoppiness: light lemon and faint grass in nose. Strong lime and grass in taste. Bitterness is moderate, barely matched with strong booze for a lasting, syrupy sweet bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. Very Sweet and boozy to mouth.

Comments: This is a very nice and headstrong Imperial Porter, with intense aroma and favour in fruity berries, rum booze, caramel and chocolates. Layered, warm and rather straight forward, a very neat sipper by all means, I’ll like it even more if it’s a little slimmer. : )

obguthr (6349) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Prune, walnut, and almond nose. Black viscous pour, virtually headless. Prunes, tobacco, walnut, and horehound. Elderberry, when quaffed. Almond, vanilla, and charred oak finish. Full body, chewy, moderate carbonation. Deep, dark, intense, and complex. Fabulous beer, would love to try it from a cask.

k0mpsa (2965) - Tuusula, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2015
Tap at roundhouse, hong kong. Black color, some head. Aroma is full of hops and roasted malts. Chocolste and coffee, nearly perfect. Smooth and balanced, full of chocolate and coffee. It’s piece of art.

pilsnerrogge (2947) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Pours black with a thick head. Aroma is lots of sweet licorice, some smoked meat and a touch of Parmesan cheese(!). Smooth mouth feel. The taste is all about sweet licorice leading to a warming alcohol finish.

kryon (3550) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2015
Pours black with low brown head Aromas vinouos, coffee, molasses, dried fruits Taste has nice notes of molasses, chocolate, brown sugar, hints of vanilla, Creamy mouthfeel, medium to high sweetness with low bitterness

Desverger (11431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle from Mikkeller Bottle Shop - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, chocolate and caramel sweetness, some coffee, toasty burnt notes, roasted finish.

bedzinianin06 (567) - - OCT 24, 2015
Pite na Beer Geek Pumpkin we Wrocławiu. Aromat mega. Intensywny. Czuć łychę, generalnie słodki. Poza tym czekolada. Dominuje czerwona pomarańcza, albo inaczej - dojrzałe jabłko, czerwone. Gęsta brązowa piana. Obfita, dosyć trwała. Barwa piwa - czarna. W smaku MA-SA-KRA. Mega czekolada z orzechami. Pralinki, grejpfrut, kawa. Delikatnie grzejący alkohol, ale zdecydowanie nie czuć voltarzu tego piwa. Średnio-wysokie nagazowanie. Piwo pełne, oleiste. Mega gładkie. Goryczka średnia, obecna gdzieś w tle. Piwo super, świetnie ułożone.

Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2015
On tap at Christian Firtal. Black with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, licorice and soy sauce. Sweet toffee malty flavour with dark sugar, molasses and soy sauce.

nuplastikk (6256) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Thick mollasses opaque black body. Rusty beige head, steadily lines the glass. Rather worthless deScription doesn’t help to know what it going on in this beer. One...it tastes a little suspiciously extract boosted to me. Two...what do you mean changed? Was this licorice barrel aged or something? Really does maintain some semblance of porterhood, even if it is a big oily sweet sugary mess of a beer. Raisin, licorice, brown chocolate, syrup. Not that bad, but I probably wouldn’t buy this again..screams unauthentic. Very little subtlety or grace, surprisingly little malt depth.

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