YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2005
Deep chocolate brown with a frothy tan head. Chocolate, malt, butterscotch in the nose. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was chocolate malt laced with butterscotch sweetness. An interesting drink. Terminus (3740) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2005
tap at taphouse-albuqueque, nm-pours deep brown with a small tan head that was very nice looking. coca, chocolate, dark fruits, with some touch of burnt notes. char, coca and dark chocolate flavors dominate. body was medium with a slightly fizzy mouthfeal, but not overbearing. long dry roasty finish. nice work Brady! Ungstrup (38957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2005
[At GABF 2004] A pitch black beer with a lasting brown head. The aroma is very subtle of chocolate and butterscotch. The flavor is sweet roasted, with slight notes of chocolate, and a dry coffee end. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Dark brown body with a ruddy tone. Rich aroma of semi-sweet chocolate and licorice. Chocolatey flavor with mild roastiness. Considerable depth. Medium-full bodied. A nice big, full-flavored porter. arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
GABF 2004. Il Vicino "Don’t Call Me Imperial" Porter was pretty good. Butterscotch on the nose. The initial texture was dope: creamy with prickles of hoppy dryness. Good robust roast. Also, good sweetness in the finish. Maybe the best porter I had at GABF? Hard for me to remember...
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
GABF 2004: I believe the person pouring it referred to it as an imperial porter. Nearly opaque black color with a thick creamy tan head. Aroma is loaded with roasty and sweet caramel malts. Body has a full, thick sweetness and milk chocolate palate, with some mild dark fruit complexity. Could’ve used a little more bitter balance, but still a very nice beer.