Theydon_Bois (19703) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Cask at the Flying Saucer, Houston, 21/05/13.
Mid black with a mahoosive light tan frothy head - looks the bollocks!
Nose is dark roast malt, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee.
Taste comprises light roast, malt, molasses, sugars, chocolate, toffee fudge, dark fruits, booze.
Full bodied, soft carbonation - worked well via cask dispense, boozey dryish finish.
Decent enough stuff, no world beater tho’. Oakes (17813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Medium brown. Has some chocolate taste, fairly sweet. A fairly simple, reasonably tasty, sweet chocolatey strong porter. Not seeing anything massive or standout, though. yngwie (17073) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a really dark body, more or less black, and topped by a dense, beige head of finger-thick size. It’s roasted and chocolatey on the palate, with some tar and charcoal hints. Cellar notes. It’s faintly warming on the palate, full-bodied and soft, with a pleasant carbonation level. Mostly dry, but there’s some sweetness in the flavor. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, and some dried fruit notes. Lasting roasted finish. Sure a nice one, but in a strange way I’m bored by it. Even though it’s a quite complex one. 140515 Ferris (15889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle - Roast malts, anise, cinnamon and a bit of chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Dark molasses, bitter chocolate and roast malts. Decent, but pretty plain. djd07 (15067) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2012
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a dark brown with ruby hue and beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet chocolate roast and lingering lighr bitter finish. A good Imperial porter from Karbach.
Scopey (14945) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Keg at the brewery. It pours pretty much black with a thick tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, toasty, earth, cacao nibs, powdered chocolate, light spice and treacle. The taste is smooth, bitter, chocolate, toasted brown sugar, toffee, treacle, rocky road, spice, some alcohol warmth, charred wood, pepper, earth with a dry, warming finish. Full boys and moderate carbonation. Pretty good, if a touch sweet. The bourbon BA version which I had right next definitely wins. Sammy (12339) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
a solid IP, thanks Beeringer. Black, thick, booze only in finish. Chocolate, coffee grounds, insanely drinkable. deyholla (11705) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours black with a coffee brown head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malts with a bit of dark chocolate and a hint of astringency. Flavor has roasted malts with dark chocolate and a hint of bitter coffee. BVery (10600) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bomber - thanks AJ! Brown pour with red highlights. Dark fruit and roasty notes in the aroma. Smooth medium dense palate. Sweet taste. Excellent! GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
651mL thanks to djd07. Muddy, deep brown pour with higher carbonation. Reverse cascade. Sheets of complete lacing. Nose is barleywine like with toffee, peanut fudge, maple, but also quite hoppy. Taste is thicker brown sugar, pine, earth, dark fruits. Similar to a black barleywine. Omnipresent hoppy balance is excellent. Dense, near sticky body. Interesting beer, I’d almost call it black barleywine instead of imperial porter