RickFifty (1134) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown to black color with red hue, light brown head. Coffee nose, roasted malt, liquorice, hints of red berries, wood and alcohol. Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt taste, hint of alcohol. Complex and long lasting. Full body, oily and velvety texture, warming alcohol.
AWISLguy (2713) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Discount in Milwaukee. Continues to be the standard-bearer for Milwaukee area craft beer stores! Served colder than cellar temperature. Pours a very, very dark brown with a brown head leaving some streaky lacing. Aroma has dark chocolate, espresso, chocolate liquour, some hoppy grassy/grain. Further in the glass, some caramel comes in strongly.Taste is of chococoffee, liquid chocolate, that dry grainy rye flavor and some caramelly malt. Medium to full bodied, and rich and smooth. Finishes quite long and a touch to the sweet side of bitter-sweet with the liquid chocolate & caramel taking top billing at the end. Nicely dry presence from the rye and certainly roasty bitterness. A fine offering from 2 very solid "dark brew" brewers.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Super, and I mean SUPER, creamy. Seriously as thick as old motor oil. Kind of sticky. Light, crisp carbonation. Drying with a nice roasted bitterness. Taste delivers dark, sweet fruits up front. Big chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, and a little licorice follows. Creamy chocolate is the boss of this beer, but its other parts compliment it wonderfully. Beautifully balanced. Hoppy tropical fruit flavor pops in and out as it warms.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Black pour with a thick tan head. Huge roasty aroma with some nice bitter hints of coffee and rye toast. Flavor is smooth and roasty at the start and keeps that way throughout. Finishes slightly dry from the rye but has a nice lingering bitter bite.
angel77 (2716) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lúpulo en el momento en 06-05-2014. Lote 1086 de 05-12-2013 hasta 05-12-2017. color negro intenso con espuma algo oscura, sabores tostados y maltosos intensos, con un amargo final no muy intenso. Cuerpo medio con 9 vol bastante buenos. Para repetir sin problemas.
LinusStick (3299) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man what a great imperial porter. Takes me back to the first one I ever had. Aroma was so so. Deep dark chocolate with just a hint of coffee. Pour was a think ink back with a thin tan ring for a head. Taste was delicious. Strong dark chocolate with heavy black licorice flavors. Very big flavor. Strong bitter dark chocolate with the rye coming out in the finish. It was just enough to be noticed and not overpowering. Medium carbonation. Can’t say enough about this one. Great for the style and in general
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured very dark black with a dark brown head. Coffee, burnt sugar, toasted bread and a nice herbal aroma and flavor do a number on your senses. Thick, smooth mouth feel. We just started seeing them in Ohio and can’t wait to try more of their stuff
ketchepillar (1189) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Creamy body. Nutty coffee flavor that I moderately enjoy. A bit astringent.
Iphonephan (6548) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours black with a tan head. Light roasty nose. Flavors of licorice with a hint of tobacco. Full bodied and rich with a smooth, velvety finish. Nice.
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured jet black with thick mocha head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt and coffee. Rich in taste; coffee, pepper, mollases, dark chocolate, rye. Nice bitterness. Need to pick up another bottle, really good porter!