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Bluegrass Russian Imperial Porter

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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71 IBUs


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
Sampler at the brewpub. Opaque black porter. Good carbonation and a semi dry palate. Rich dark malt, slightly toasty and a somewhat bitter. An interesting contrast to the high carbonation! Finishes crisp!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marheb (1750) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
Tabac, chocolat, mélasse, coco, espresso, cuir et raisins dans une valse torride et collante. Grosse surprise.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Black with fair, creamy, brown head / Nose of dark fruit, chocolate, and tobacco / Medium to full body, dense and inky, hint of sourness, somewhat chewy and acidic, alcohol well masked, with good hop balance and bitter finish / Tight, closed flavors of prune, plum, semisweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, coconut, and caramel / A dense, dark thing.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekoerper (587) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle shared by Dallas. Aroma: roasty, chocolate, some booze, fairly subdued. Pours black, not quite opaque, tan head with decent retention. Flavor: chocolate, roasty malts, some coffee, warming alcohol. Medium body and carbonation, quite dry. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - MAR 5, 2012
750ml bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Appearance: Brown with a small beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and brown sugar
Taste: Roasted malts and chocolate
Nice and mellow, easy drinking

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5565) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle thanks to Dallas. Pours a deep brown color with a medium tan head. The aroma is dry cocoa and dust, some light roast. The flavor was a nice mellow brew; dark roasty flavors, more cocoa and dry dark fruit, a bit of milk coffee. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 3, 2012
750 ml bottle. Chocolate, spicy, roasted malts, this is a tasty Brew. A nice dry finish making this easy to drink. Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markwise (4310) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2012
750mL bottle in trade from drfabulous. Cheer, Jeff! Pours a dark porter brown with a medium tan head. Nose is roast, dark fruit, earth, and cocoa. Flavor is similar with some roast, some coffee, some dark fruit, and some earth. Very light in body for the style and little hint of the alcohol present except for the sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2103) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
The bottle warmed out of the fridge. Poured with a nice, tan, foamy, frothy, head that slowly subsided and lots of lace.Color is a clear, very dark garnet. Aroma is mild and malt, hop, and toffee. Flavor is like nose, but sweetness is more apparent due to light carbonation. Body is good but carbo is light. Finishi is like flavor and of medium length but is boozy. Not bad, not great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011

Bottle 750ml. @ home on the terrace.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good to excellent lacing, fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, strong coffee, tobacco - wood, musty malt, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, licorice, dark roasted malt, dry, chalk. Initial flavor has musty malt - tobacco, ash, finish flavor is dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110725]


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