HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: brown head, black color, good lacing. Aroma: floral, nut, cranberry or other berry fruit. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: nice sweetness, slight bitter finish. Overall, very good with a unique aroma. Stand out beer in my opinion. wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Forgettable. Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting! fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
honestly i dont remember much about this one. it was a decent porter, but not any better or worse than any others. for the price its worth getting again someday. cubs (10675) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, s’more, vanilla aroma. Cocoa, roasty malty, black licorice, a bit sweet flavor. One of the best beers I’ve had from these guys. AcctError160898 (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, and burnt brown sugar. Pours an opaque black wih a brown ring and no lacing. The taste is roasted malts, molasses, with hints of dark fruit, anda some alcoloh in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a sipper - a bit more molasses flavor than I care for.
jbruner (5008) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours a thick opaque black from the bottle with dissipating tan head and very light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, slight soy and roast, and a small boozy back end. Taste follows, less chocolate, a hint of earthiness, and no real booziness. Thin on the mouth, which is supposedly what I am to expect with the difference between an imperial porter and imperial stout. Very nice. GarrettB (1620) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
December 30th, 2011 - Arriving a little later and further down the line in my Twised Pine tasting sampler is the Northstar Imperial Porter. In the background of the photo of the beer, you can see a discarded, empty basket that held some kind of breaded or fried snack. I’m glad we filled our bellies with something greasy first, because the Northstar is a heavyweight pugilist when it comes to flavor. The aroma is thick with sweet, syrupy malt and fig, belying a quiet, creeping flavor. It’s silent at first, then pounces with pounds of sweet dark fruits: figs and raisins blanketed in brown sugar. It’s neither too dark nor too bitter, and features a nice boozy edge with a delightful aftertaste worthy of a dessert. A few sips confirm a developing opinion - this is definitely a highlight of the taster tray, and shows off how well Twisted Pine can brew the dark stuff. RobertDale (6650) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
Shared bomber. Pours almost black with a small biege head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Rich and warming. Very nice. UncleKorm (1330) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bomber poured a very dark reddish brown, near black, with a dark brown quickly diminishing head and good lacing. Medium aroma of molasses, dark bread, prunes, chocolate, and sweetened coffee. Initial flavor light bitter with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are licorice, soy sauce, molasses, unsweetened chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and resin. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and light alcoholic feel in the finish. This beer is sweet in the nose but hides the sweetness in the flavor. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
The aroma is very toasted with chocolate, coffee, chicory, vanilla, and burnt rye bread. The appearance is dark brown with a thin head. Te taste is like the aroma. The palate would be thick if this was properly carbonated. Over a nice I/porter but under carbonation hurts it.