jgb9348 (6579) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a almost tan, but more off-white head about three centimetres tall that fades fairly quickly, but leaves a nice top to the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, licorice, grain and a dose of pure vanilla extract/essence to the mix with a nice deep robust roasty scent throughout. Medium-bodied; Nice mellow malty flavour with a roasty bite at first that shows some light coffee, but more of the pitted fruits and grain aspects and finishes with a light but noticeable vanilla kick. Aftertaste shows some refined sugars with a bit of the licorice still roaming around, but more of the vanilla and roasty malts that come through along with a kick from the coffee which is still lingering throughout. Overall, a nice and robust porter with a definite kick from the licorice and vanilla and a bit less so from the coffee and earth. Nice to try and well recommended as long as you realise that this is a 'normal' beer not 'imperial'. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando, Florida on 28-December-2017 for US$2,29 sampled in my hotel room here at the Disney World Dolphin on 30-December-2017. higgsbison (274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
On tap at snows lake. Seemed very light for an Imperial Porter to me. Drinkable but nothing special
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Pretty good, I really enjoyed the coffee in this, it had a good punchy flavor, tasted like a good cold brew to some extent, and the vanilla gave it a pseudo-cream element, of course there was a decent semi-sweet chocolatey porter underneath. oobawa (1854) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Okay vanilla porter, not all that imperial but not the super-sweet vanilla bomb I was expecting, either. Mostly dry, mild chocolate notes with a firm vanilla finish. Pretty terrible nose, homebrewish and sour, but luckily the taste doesn’t follow suit. A bit thin, but tasty. StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
On tap at World Of Beer. Not what I’d expected, the dried fruit flavours are quite forward.
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Clear dark brown with a fine-grained off-white head.
The aroma is light cocoa powder.
The flavor is roast malts, some chocolate accompanied by a strange sourness that detracts.