brontebeach (184) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Lovely, end of session closure. Deep dark complex, smooth, coffee and chocolate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sethbreaker (180) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Draft at Mugs Alehouse. Barrel aged version. Sweet and rich on the palate, I get brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Nice smooth mouth feel, It’s sweet but I like it beern (179) - Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours jet black and completely opaque with a 2-finger lingering dark tan head and an aroma of sweet malt. Tastes of malt, milk chocolate and cocoa with a very mild finish hint of balanced sweetness and hops. The palate is viscous and full bodied and then some with minimal carbonation. Gpnterojd (179) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2009
Aroma of pears, cherries, grapefruit, chocolate and coffee. Almost opaque, lightbulbs just manage to poke through its murky complexion. Small dirty slush head. Ampules of flavour - smoke, bologne, grapefruit, dark chocolate, lemon, apricot. Fantastic material for the tongue to dig through.
Dry on the palate. Leaves a large and warm imprint on the mouth and throat. Damn good. BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2007
1-finger dark brown foamy head atop a black (no light penetrates) pour. Strong citrus aroma mixed with roasted malt. Nice malty coffee taste followed by a pleasing sharp bitterness. Ahhhh porter!
luvcasks (178) - USA - NOV 4, 2007
Good Lord... who ever called this an Imperial Porter was "ONTO" or "ON" something.... Fitting no style and deliciously indulgent with a potent punch. Fitting beer to be called Gonzo
Everything about this screams imperial stout and labeling it a Strong Ale is a cop out.
From the pour heavy like motor oil.. bark brown head and practically a black hole
Seductive dark aromas of bitter chocolate, some espresso, figs and raisin
Flavors to match the nose with a slight chalk and ever so slight tang to keep it from being heavy.
The finish being long, first dark malts then dried out by significant hop flavor
Overall: A great beer ready to drink now but with some age could be more indulgent as the hop bite dulls.
Cheers Flying Dog. kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2009
it has a dark frothy head that is just awsome to look at. you can smell chocolate and sugar with the roasted malts in it. there is a hoppy tatse to it in the finish but mostly malty and full bodied trough the palate. aftertaste is nice and plesent. nice porter. tabernae (178) - Latina, ITALY - MAY 7, 2011
di colore nero, chiuma marrone. Aroma è profondo e complesso, cioccolato fondente, malto torrefatto,resine. al palato ritorna il cioccolato, con caffè, liquirizia e tanto luppolo. Corpo pieno. una grande porter. lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Great look after the pour with a nice tan head. Smells and tastes increasingly hoppy which balances exquisitely with the flood of malt undertones. Really don’t get many different flavors from it, but very much enjoyed the hop balance of this strong porter. BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2007
A decent imperial porter. Flavor was a huge letdown after the aroma. Taste was a little burnt, but the lingering bitterness and sweet roasted flavors were enough to salvage this beer.