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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Editors Note: Not bottled, tap only, not sour.

Trans-Coastal collaboration Sante Adarius and Bonnie Prince Billy.

Imperial Honey Espresso Porter. 8.5% Imperial Porter brewed with a plethora of specialty malts and local wildflower honey. Conditioned on espresso beans roasted by our pals at ReAnimater Coffee Roasters. This isnt all I See. Oh no, I see a darkness.

-Notes of bakers chocolate, toffee, earth, toasted marshmallow, and espresso.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oOJUXEOo (303) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
On tap at TH. Deep rich dark pour. Very nice lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is awesome. Dessert in a glass. Coffee carmel and chocolate swirl in your mouth. Honey is somewhat hidden here. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15915) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Growler shared by Victor. Pours black white head. Nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, chocolate cake, green pepper, vanilla. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (7409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted coffee and sweet honey aromas. Flavors follow, honey cuts into the bitterness of the coffee on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Served on-tap at the pub.

A - Pours jet black with a small creamy half finger tall tan head, slowly dissipating down to a light film, leaving spotty streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of rich dark roasted coffee, chocolate, dash of vanilla, honey, toffee and plenty of dark roasted malt.

T - Starts off with a strong espresso coffee kick slowly being joined by the honey, chocolate, toffee, caramel, vanilla and the ever present dark roasted malt. Finish is pretty roasty, lingering long after the finish.

M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Slick, roasty feel from start to finish.

O - I think this batch has more coffee than the first time, which is a good thing in my book. Glad they brought this one back, one of their better dark beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Growler shared at the Night of Garbage, please add the not so bracket for this number that I provided via an IP trade with Frank from PA, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs ! Light black with a good sized tan head that retains well. Nose is roast coffee beans, roast malt, cocoa, toffee fudge. Taste comprises less of a coffee assault, cocoa powder, coffee beans, light roast, dark malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light sweet tones in a drying finale. Super solid porter - lots of coffee going off, doesnt strike you as 8% + !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14196) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Growler shared by b3shine. Poured a clear dark brown color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium sweet smooth finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
near black, puffy tan small bubbled head drops to a thin cap. Woody coffee nose, bordering on green. Flavor is heavy grinds, muted profile, soft with low carbonation leaves grinds all over the palate. Grains indistinguishable. One note and singular, too oppressive with soft body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Growler, thanks to Colin. It pours near black with a medium+ tan head. The nose is smooth roast, coffee, toast, cocoa/dark chocolate, earth and a touch of sherbet. The taste is smooth, roasty, toast, coffee, caramel, sherbet, chocolate and some creaminess with a dry finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Well hidden alcohol. Smooth, well-balanced and very drinkable. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Thanks.Colin for the growler and the growling. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and semi dry. Smooth and fairly light dark malts. Very light roast. Light dry cream, light tang. Subtle dark chocolate and coffee. Finishes smooth.and airy with a sweeter fruity tang. Very easy going and drinkable. Drinks well below its abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Growler shared at the Night of Garbage. Big thanks to C-Dog for bringing this one. Pours deep brown with a frothy tan head. Loads of coffee in the nose, some dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with fresh coffee beans, well roasted malts, baking cocoa, earth. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. More fresh coffee in the finish, burnt wood, dried dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate. Rich, dynamic and very well balanced.

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