rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Tap. Black with small head. Roasty dark chocolate, light coffee. A bit of dark fruit. Dry hoppy bitter finish. AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared by brother Murray.
Dark chestnut body with hints of crimson. Sticky tan lacing coats the glass. Aromas of baker’s chocolate, earth, pine, resinous hops. Cocoa powder finishing with pine and bitter hops. Tasty. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Appearance: Deep chestnut body, like Coke, somewhat opaque, but light gets through the edges. Tall foamy tan head.TomTron (455) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Aroma: Mild aroma of dark chocolate and char, light hops showing through, smells light pine. Very mild aroma.
Taste: Some smoke and char, light chocolate, hints of sweetness, finish is dry and of espresso beans.
Palate: Medium bodied, creamy foamy carb.
Overall: Just okay, I dunno, doesn’t do much for me.
Pours a coffee black with a nice beige head. Smoke and roasted malts in the nose. Flavor is much of the same with a fair amount of smokiness coming through with a definite dark chocolate kick. It likes to stay on the tongue long after its down, but it’s nothing offensive. Exemplary offering from the Stoned ones. commonshawn (1297) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Tap at j Ryans in Syracuse with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Black with medium off white head and excellent lacing. Roasty chocolate nose. Roasted malty taste, heavy booze, drying bite. Medium body, full flavor. Alcohol is dominant.
Emeister84 (2505) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Aromas are very earthy, like tree bark. Black with a fairly lasting off-white head. Dry, earthy, bitterness is almost tannic feeling. Full bodied. jflopsu (1659) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Pours a dark black with light brown. A smoky aroma, grain, and chocolate aroma. A strong smoky taste with chocolate and roasted malts. A lingering smoky aftertaste. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at McGillicuddy’s, Williston, VT.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a slim off white to tan foamy head that quickly dissipated. Light lacing.
The smell started off with some sweet meaty smokiness. Light roast. Edged with some sweet milk chocolate and some dark chocolate as well.
The taste was moderately sweet adding in a light dry woodiness, subtle vanilla, and roasted coffee beans. Semi-sweet to roasty aftertaste - nice. Moderately sweet and roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good for what it is - somewhat low which is good because the bitterness hits my tongue just as I had hoped it would.
Overall, fantastic Imperial Porter hitting all of the right spots. Would love to have again. alexsdad06 (10586) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, mild smokey character, chocolate, earthy bitterness, hint of berries, this is a solid revisiting of what was a very good beer. puboflyons (3463) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2016
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is mostly dark brown with ruby red hues and a lovely, soft tan head. That’s 5 out of 5. The aroma has a nice dark roasted malt and chocolate character but there is something a little odd - like buttered corn. That was a slight letdown considering this gets a 100 on RB. The body is smooth and better than medium. The taste has a fascinating dark roasted malt note with a mild top moderate bitterness to finish. I did not get to try it when it first came out and it makes sense that they would bring it back. Too bad the aroma seemed off to me or I would have rated it even higher.