two_squirrels (2) - - DEC 15, 2011 does not count
Whiskey-barrel is very prominent on the palate, and it even lingers like a shot of sour-mash, in my opinion. the high alcohol also meshes well with the whiskey characters. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
This is exactly what beer should be like. Itís a little hoppy for a porter, but is nice, dark, and thick. Itís more of a dessert than a complement to a meal. Me gusta. WeissGary (286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2012
Pretty damn interesting beer! This is like no porter I have ever had before!! Pours a black body with a generous biscuit brown head. Aroma is very very lightly like the traditional porter style, there are minute hop undertones which seem to flow between a kind of clean and malt aroma. Very slick and smooth, a wonderful explosion of taste here; up front your getting a strong hop focus, as it passes the tongue the taste develops into a roasted experience, finally tapering off into a smoke burnt aftertaste which ebbs away.
This beer is absolutely phenomenal! It really turns the traditional porter upside down by adding in those familiar Flying Dog IPA hop highlights, the developing taste on the tongue really is amazing! This is 100% a beer to get your hands on! aleximperial (11) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2012
Ademas de todo lo que esperas en una cerveza de este estilo vas a encontrar que tambiťn es bastante amarga la cual cosa hace que destaque un poco menos el chocolate y el cafe. Acaro (176) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 23, 2017
Aroma: Caramel and chocolate
Appearance: Black color with hazy liquid and brown head.
Taste: heavy sweetness with some bitter notes
Palate: Full body with creamy texture and flat carbonation, long bitter and sweet finish.
Overall: Nice strong beer. Not for everybody: the bitter and sweet mixes are very confusing for the tastebuds. To enjoy slowly and drink without rushes.
Jiggleboxduke (1) - Leadville, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2005 does not count
Standing 200 yards from the Gonzo Fist Cannon amidst 50 or so of my fellow uninvited riffraff (90% of us journalists), I answered one young manís query as to the taste of the Imperial Porter in my hand, saying "Itís 85 percent Owl Farm soil, 10 percent gunpowder, and 5 percent of Hunterís ashes. Oh, and some hopped-up water." -Rick McKinney, Jigglebox.com Hannibal88 (9) - USA - DEC 14, 2005 does not count
What can I say? Wow. A phenomenal beer. Ridiculously rich. Looks like Coca-Cola, but darker and redder. Strong hints of chocolate and coffee. The 9.2% alcohol content is incredibly well-concealed; you donít notice how strong it is until wham, it just hits you. Perhaps a 4.8 rating is a bit high, but I think the average rating on this beer is way too low. It definitely ranks in the top several American beers Iíve ever had. casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
Bottle 12oz. Pour a dark black, with dark haed. Smells of hoppy chocolate coffee beans. A bitter taste of hops and coffe and alittle cocco in there to. The character of this beer ranks amoung the best of them. 505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Dark brown body, with nice, light brown, long lasting head, and excellent lacing. Aroma was caramel, mocha, with a hing of pine. Taste was burnt, nutty, choclate, espresso, and sweet, with a lasting mildly bitter finish. Mild alcohol, but did a great job of hiding the 9%. Texture was creamy with soft, but fitting carbonation. Delightful, tasty beer, which definitely is worth buying again. Braudog (6675) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Poured like motor oil, complete with the "glug glug" ... except the giant marshmellowy brown head on top (itís so thick, you can scoop it out like a milkshake on your finger). The seductive aroma is of whiskey malt and pine trees. The first quaff is enlightening, with a burnt timber aspect, but with a resounding dried fruit sweetness that presides. Exceptionally big, robust beer. Not what I should be drinking in this heat. Iíll buy more this winter!