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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Like a big Chocolate, Espresso infused Brownie, Roebling porter packs a lot a flavor from the use of fresh Organic Ugandan Vanilla beans, Organic Peruvian Espresso/Coffee, and Natural Raw Cane Sugar! 7.8% ABV 35 IBU, 31 SRM

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, light espresso, and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some minimal webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and a touch of roast. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of espresso. Its light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall, a really nice Imperial Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tap at Publicity Nashville: strong nose of cocoa; great lacing; taste of dark chocolate. A beer brownie for sure. A stellar chocolate porter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (6606) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt, chocolate, cherries, and light smoke. Flavor was smokey chocolate, and silky smooth. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bransm (9) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Very good porter. Drinking it along with some artichoke, red pepper pizza and I regret absolutely nothing. 10/10 would drink this again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13492) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle from East End Liquors, Knoxville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy brown head that fades in a hurry. Aroma of brownie batter, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, faint bit of roast. The taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, brownie batter, mild notes of nuts, roast, hops. Thin bodied, high carbonation, faintest hit of booze. Really nice, could be world class with some refinement.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Good tasting porter. Sweet nutty and malty taste and aroma. Good look and great taste. Not too smoky. That always turns me away from a porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drjohnrock (761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
From bottle sample at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest, tasted on February 16, 2014. Almost opaque brown/ruby color, really nice malty/vanilla/coffee/malty nose, fine complex taste with flavors like the aroma. About time I tried this great local brew. Even better than its good reputation. The best of Rivertowns regular year round offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2475) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 5/13/17: they have changed the name of this beer to vanilla espresso imperial porter. i really dont get it. very mild on the vanilla and the espresso, mld watery body. just wasnt that good. taster @ tailspin beer fest. poured a dark brown color. the aroma was very good, notes of chocolate and coffee and roasted malts typical for a porter but just seemed a bit intense. the flavor was mostly chocolate and roasted malts. with hints of coffee. my thoughts are this is a pretty good porter now does it belong in the strong porter/imperial I dont really know. was pretty solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (23885) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle in hotel room orlando... Deep black... Thinest tan lacing... Dark chocolate roast... Soft vanilla roast nose... Over fizzy... Dark rich sweet chocolate... Bit too much vanilla... But nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4824) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2016 12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Pours clear reddish-brown but looks nearly black in the glass. Aroma: vanilla, dark roasted malts and hints of smoke and dark chocolate. The flavor is a bit sweet, and probably seems more so due to the ample use of vanilla, but there is a clear if mild bitterness too, and some coffee in the finish and aftertaste. O: well crafted and tasty but would not be as robust as an "Imperial Robust Porter" should be except for the ample espresso addition.

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