fonefan (49343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle @ Porterhouse, WC2, London. Dark red black color with a good light brown head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol and hoppy. Flavor is very nice balance between bitterness and sweetness. The best beer from Porterhouse !! anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a tan head. Sweet malty roasted aroma with some hints of alcohol. Roasted malty flavor with hints of chocolate, coffee and also hints of alcohol. Sweet malty coffee aftertaste. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Bottle Pigs Ear BF. Black colour with tan head. Intense choc/coffee aroma, but a broad level of aromas, not tight. Beautiful condition and intense lovely choc/coffee. Stunning. Great beer. I like most of the Porterhouse beers and this is another good one. yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2009
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 Bottle, kindly provided by KnutAlbert. 10% ABV. A reddish, very dark brown body under a tan head. The aroma is a lovely blend of chocolate, coffee, licorice, malt extract alcohol and notes of oxidation. The flavor is even more lovely, with the same elements found in the aroma as well as a nice bitterness and a slightly more obvious oxidation note. The finish starts hoppy bitter, but soon turns coffee bitter. A beauty. (081031) FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 29, 2007
500ml bottle (Porterhouse, Dublin)
Thick black, tight bready head. Sweet dark fruit - plums and cherry - aroma, coffee and malts too. Sticky burnt taste - coffee and treacle. Some bitterness too - good complex mix, very well balanced. Quite subtle for a 10%.
gunnfryd (14877) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, licorice, cacao, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, licorice, chocolate, hop. Complex, but balanced beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2007
(50cl bottle, thanks garthicus) Small beige head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast/coffee, fig. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, plum. Creamy medium-full body. KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2007
Pours black with tiny head. Nice burned aroma with coffe, chocolate, liquerice and burned rubber. Good burned flavor but unbalenced with perfurmed and bitter finish. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
2008-10-22. Black body with a nice modest creamy tan head. Aroma is a touch muted, mild mocha roast. (6+) Flavour is rich malt, dry bitterness, light roast accents, very light coffee and chocolate notes. Light warming alcohol grows as the glass goes on. (8+) Smooth average to medium bodied palate. (3+)Very nice stout, alcohol is quite subdued. Bottle shared by Garthicus JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
500 ml bottle. Dark brown black beer with a thin off-white head. Aroma is very flinty and minerally. Lots of earthiness and a little bit of woody character as well. The flavour is very British, leanish body for the style with earthy hop flavour and a minerally bitterness. Very roasty without any supporting dark flavours (i.e. no coffee, caramel, or chocolate). A hint of licorice. Dry, roasty finish. A light peppery ethanolic flavour adds a bit of complexity. It’s probably the most unique imperial stout I’ve had to date and it’s quite good in it’s own way.