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Ale Syndicate Richie Imperial Porter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Richie Imperial Porter is powerful and complex. Made with roasted barley and chocolate malts, it balances sharper flavors with a clean, semi-sweet finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Deep red mahogany, clear, light small tan head. Milk chocolate, some light grassiness. Light honey. Some light bitterness, a lot of sweetness. Heavy body, very creamy, medium finish. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Dark brown/black color; Heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, & some vanilla; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate/cocoa, some caramel, and coffee; Nicely balanced; Solid.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
edwardbass (754) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Roasty grains, dark chocolate and dark dried fruit on the aroma. Taste is booze, roasted grains, a tiny bit of dark chocolate and a lot of that dark dried fruit, which makes it cloyingly sweet to me. I get some nice hops far in the background. It is an Imperial, after all, so not too surprising, but its odd how my experience differs so much from the norm.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3421) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured to my sampler glass at the 2015 Lakeshore Beverage Trade Show in Chicago, showing a black/brown hue, with a touch of ruby highlighting, fluffy, brownish tan head froth, and foamy spots of lacing. The nose was mellow, but even keeled roastiness, with soft, grainy maltiness, and cocoa notes. The taste was a balanced progression of the aroma, with just touches of sweetness & creaminess, adding moderate, roasted & earthy bitterness, with noticeable alcohol woven in, thus producing a nice drinkability for an 8% brew. Liked it!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
asaphelps1 (13) - - MAY 27, 2015
Damn good porter, this has a great roasted maltiness and very nice mouthfeel. Just enough sweetness is left behind to balance the roast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Black with thin brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, a hint of coffee, and some metallic notes. Medium body, coffee, dark chocolate, malt sweetness, and a bitter finish. Nicely balanced and the alcohol is barely noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Nice dark pour with decent texture. Aroma smelled of a nice chocolate and fruity mix. Very pleasant taste, with decent carbonation and a nice kick to it. Very good strong beer and I look forward to this offering in the future.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4980) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Tim! Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and a touch of smoke. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Dark pour with a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetness. Taste is roasted malt, creamy, smooth, and very tasty. The best Ale Syndicate Ive had so far. So-so lacing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (97) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Pours black with very thin brown head. Aroma is sweet malt with some cherry or plum. Taste is sweet with hints of roast. Thick palate is very pleasant, some hint of the alcohol. A good imperial porter!


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