katrinaez (1921) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2016
Pours black with lots of tan head. Sour aroma and a sour taste upfront to match. Oatmeal mouthfeel at the end. Too sour for my taste. Bottle. anders37 (26227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
Draft @ The Pony Bar - 1st Ave, New York. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel and chocolate finish. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of roast, some coffee and chocolate. Sweetish and slightly acidic roasty flavor, with coffee and some cocoa. Medium-bodied. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. [Port Jeff's website lists the ABV at 5.4%, but the bottle says 9.2%. The former is clearly an error.]
Opaque, brown-black with a 3-finger tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of molasses, toffee, raisins and chocolate.
Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, slightly tart dark fruit, molasses and earthiness. Somewhat sweet with lots of roastiness and some nice dark fruit yet no strong roasted coffee flavors.
Full body and medium carbonation with a substantial mouthfeel. A great imperial stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nimbleprop (8297) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2014
22oz bottle pours a viscous black with some beige head. Nose has a lot of raisin, lots of molasses, malt, some black pepper, some umami. Flavor has some dried cherry, soured coffee, lightly sweet, a little dark bread, some turbinado sugar. Lightly sour finish. Something is off.
Stuu666 (13094) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Sweet chocolate roast nose, rich chocolate, sweet silky beer. allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a little tan head. Aromas of oats and roasted nuts, not getting any coffee. Taste has a sour note and some choclate sweetness. Finishes short. OK. Lonick (1864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Coffee nose. Not that much coffee on the palate, i got a toffee/chocolate sweetness at the back end. A bit earthy and dirty and that’s not a bad thing. McNeillR (2313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Dark brown and decent tanish head. Oaty, nutty roast nose. Wee bit Weatabixy initial taste, light toasted malt and melded light choc milk. Middle of sultanas and sugary glaze. Nice roasted finish. p>Bottle, Black Friday Tasting cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
bottle at home ... Deep roast ... thin tan head .. soft dark roast ... bitter chocolate roast ... dark marts ... chewy roast...dark roast ... light tinge of sour ... sweet roast ... light chocolate ...