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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1730) - Nunavut, - JAN 4, 2014
Not a bad porter and has a good punch with a flavour of burnt barley and licorice, but it lacks the deep complexity one would expect of a brew like this. And it’s expensive! The appearance is okay with a deep body and modest head, and an okay aroma of barley; but the flavour just isn’t thick and heavy enough to warrant the price tag or the imperial porter name. It’s a lightweight in a heavyweight category; give it more oooomph to get it where it’s supposed to go.


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
CraigBresett (1) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
I love imperials. But I don’t love the distinct smell and taste of strong alcohol. I’ve had stronger beers in Belgium that are easier drinking than this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (2315) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Dark black body ample lasting foamy brown head some lacing. Sharp roast lactose milk and bourbon aroma. Taste is rich roasty sweet bourbon a touch boozy and hot. Overall a fantastic imperial porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1847) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
A really nice Porter. Pours black with mountains of tan head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, and coconut. Bourbon forward flavors with a vinous finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
Love this brew. Pours a dark almost opaque black with a fizzy off tan head. The nose is full of good earthy and barrel notes as well as hints of mil chocolate, espresso and licorice. Nice and complex middle with a bit of malty sweetness and a big robust malt profile. The finish is a bit warm with a heavy mouthfeel and light bitterness. Lingering barrel flavour. YUM

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (722) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bomber. Slightly thin black pour with two fingers of dense creamy light mocha head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, ash, and coffee. Taste is light sweetness, followed by chocolate and coffee roast, finish is smooth, with a hint of bitterness, mouthfeel is a bit thin, aftertaste is coffee. I don’t get much in terms of barrel but this is a nice smooth imperial porter, very quaffable for such a big beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
books2brl (10) - - JUL 27, 2014
At first I didn't care for this beer but it grows on you. Nice finish. Lovely dark color that looks like a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (374) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Draught @ Alibi Room, Vancouver. Opaque chestnut pour, with little head. Starts of rich dark chocolate, when the hop creeps in and keeps coming. Mild vanilla, maybe from the layering. Nice balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
650ml bottle pours almost black in color (some amber when held to a light source) with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing behind. Aroma is dark pitted fruits with notes of roasted grains and chocolate. Taste is a dark pitted fruity and chocolate malty sweetness balanced nicely with a roasted grain bitterness. Well executed brew that is well suited to the style and very enjoyable to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
Noir sombre avec une petite mousse marron. L’arôme est du malt torréfié, un peu du chocolat, mais surtout du réglisse. Le goût est du chocolat, café, bourbon, et un peu de réglisse. Il y a un amertume légèr dans la finale avec un peu d’alcool. C’est bonne, mais pas aussi bonne que l’arôme. C’est une nouvelle bière et avec un peu de temps en bouteille peut-être il sera mieux.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Very dark brown, rich malty aroma with a lot of toffee, dates, burnt fruits, and baked apples. Quite rich, with a splash of booze cutting through intense malts and fruits that have been boiled down into something between sirop de Liège and light molasses. The barrel is subtle, the body lively, and everything in great balance.


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