UDBeernut (2871) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Mad props to Merc, you troller of stouts for blinding us with this selection. Pours dark mahogany tan hue with foamy tan head with good retention and gentle lacing. Nose of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is sweet and crime brûlée like with additions of vanilla. Chocolate shows up on the finish with oak. Body full but silky smooth. What a wonderfully beer.
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a murky brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, nougat, cherry, and chocolate. Flavor of cherry, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, subtle wood, nuts, and toffee.
Ratman197 (14372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan herad. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, light oak, light bakers cocoa and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, bakers cocoa, light oak and a hint of vanilla with a smooth dry lingering roasty earthy finish.
edgallow (4051) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and wood. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and vanilla.
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing to write home about but a little above average. The mouthfeel is a little too watery for the attempted flavor profile.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours opaque dark brown with a small bubbly head that fades to a very thin ring. Odd mixture in the aroma but I like it. Sweet toffee candy, vanilla, chocolate, raisins, amaretto, and wood. Taste seems more like a dark belgian beer than an imperial porter. Dark fruit, raisins, dark bread, toffee, vanilla, and wood. Very light hints of cocoa. Carbonation is light and fizzy. Not sure how to rate this since it’s definitely not a porter and tastes nothing like sundae. Decent beer but they should consider renaming this.
MartzMimic (84) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown. Creamy tan smooth head that lingers. Aroma of malt, bread and raisin. Initial taste is malt, dark fruit and vanilla, but the chocolate, coffee and alcohol really comes through as it warms a bit. Only a slight bitterness. Medium mouth. I came to like this more and more with every sip. A quality porter where everything comes together well.
merc7186 (3098) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Black Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Vanilla, Chocolate Malts
T: Vanilla, Chocolate Malts, Mild Mint
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, pretty authentic vanilla flavor with a minty after taste.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz served in a snifter.
A - Pours a very dark brown with 1.5 fingers of mocha head that dissipates pretty quick. A few specks of lacing are left on the glass.
S - Very rich aromas of vanilla and caramel malt, chocolate cake, oak wood, raisin bread, coconut, amaretto, roasted coffee beans, raw brown sugar, woody scotch alcohol.
T - Some acidic fruit upfront but then it transforms into layers of vanilla, caramel and chocolate malt, wrapped in oak wood. Prunes and sweet raisin bread with notes of amaretto and coffee. Has a soft woody finish with a bitter chocolate aftertaste.
M - Medium body with low carbonation, silky feel.
Very nice porter here. Very layered flavors that really hit the spot on a cold day like today.
Serving type: bottle
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours very dark brown with fizzy tan head. Nose and taste of cream soda, fresh vanilla, vanilla extract, nutmeg, oak, dark malt, sweet chocolate and syrup. Body a little light for an imperial. Vanilla is a bit dominant.
deyholla (11017) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of vanilla supported by chocolate and just a hint of sweet dark malts. Flavor starts with sweet with vanilla and is joined by chocolate with some strawberry that comes out in the finish.