andrewje41 (3879) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2016 JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Imperial Porter brewed with triple-certified espresso beans aged in Buffalo Trace and Old Fitzgerald bourbon barrels"
A couple of nice pours at the Bittercreek event for Grand Teton’s 25th Anniversary party.
Dark, dark brown brew.. but not quite black... good 1 finger tannish head...
The nose is bigger coffee and much lesser vanilla... bourbon qualities are there but seem light IMO.
The palate mirrors the nose, but I get something that I associate with diacetyl... a bit of buttery corny essence... dark malt verges on black-out ashy with warmth.... drink this colder.
I guess I’ll pull this beer out of hiatus too. Poured on draft at The Collective. Pours black with a tan fizz head. Soft fruit and malt aroma. Flavor is fruity first, and coffee second. Almost soured. A lighter feel to a barrel aged inperial. Drinks nice. Coffee reminded finish, but a berry fruit remains dominant. Overall a very tasty beer. marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 17, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate, bourbon and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied treacle flavor with lots of coffee. Pretty tasty but not real heavy with a hint of bourbon. jake65 (3689) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Tap @ Bier Thirty: Very dark brown color with a modest brown head. The nose on this beer is insane… sweet milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and bourbon. I could sniff this all day long. The taste is more roasty than the nose would suggest, along with some of the coffee. There is a little sour suggestion along the way. I wish the taste would have kept pace with the nose… still a nice barrel aged beer from the home state. BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2013
On tap at bitter creek grand teton night. Pours out black topped with a tan head aroma is all coffee along with some roast malts some barrel. Taste is coffe forward for sure nice light bitterness. A very good brew.
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Draft. Black beer with a tan head. Coffee and malt aroma. Coffee and roast flavor with light vanilla. Medium bodied. Coffee and roast lingers with light vanilla and light bourbon.