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Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Imperial Porter
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   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 (2342) - Alberta, - 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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1780) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
22oz bottle pours a black color with a lot of frothy head. Delicious rich bourbon and hop flavors that balance well. Medium sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (5709) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2016
22oz bomber that I must have had for at least a year, brought to a few tastings and never opened, finally cracking it open on a Sunday afternoon. Chunky thick greyed brown-black. Foamy, big, steady, beige head. Lots of bourbon sweetness. Tastes, pours, opens like it might have picked up a hint of infection. A little intense. OK, sort of.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
seehaferb23 (186) - - FEB 3, 2016
This was a delicious beer from NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. The smoothest Imperial Porter. From a 22 oz. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sulawang (987) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Visual: Pours jet black with a large lasting creamy head, foamy 3mm layer of retention, sticky lacing, lots of micro singular streams. Nose: oaked bourbon, roasted barley malt, fig/date. (lvl-8)-pungency Attack: slick-smooth-creamy, foamy-micro-tingly mouthfeel, Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, stealth background tangy-sour, (MAIN) vanilla & bourbon, roasted malt, background oakiness Finish: burpy, chocolate malty, dark chocolate bitterness Summary: Wow. One of the best local (British Columbia) craft beers I’ve had, period. Full of balanced flavour, creamy mouthfeel, and clean finish. Supremely well-hidden ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1689) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Rating #1410 - 25.12.2014 - 341mL Bottle #20 from the CC/P49 Mystery Box. Regret not buying this to lay down for a year or two. Aroma is heavy roast malt,lots of vanilla, and spice - bourbon barrel character is omnipresent. Taste is mild bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character. Really cool porter, which easily stands up with some of the bigger Imperial Stouts. Has a cool overt bourbon character that is just exquisite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (9684) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2015
A little thin for the style. Dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla roasted malt, bourbon on the nose. A little hint of sour that doesn’t belong, and comes out a little more in the flavor, throwing everything off. Spent too much on this for it to be off.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MacBoost (1737) - Penfield, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Infected mess of an abortion. Soured and roasty. Get a hold on your infection, bros before your already shitty Canadian brewery goes out of business. Fuck this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2408) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bomber from Liquor Max in Loveland. Very dark brown pour with garnet highlights. Huge foamy tan head settled down after a bit. Nice lacing. Aroma has big chocolate malts, molasses, some vanilla with a touch of raisin. Taste is of bakers chocolate, sweet molasses, tangy rum raisin, always caramel with some bourbon. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes bitter chocolatey with balancing sweet bourbon. A solid example of a chocolatey bourbon porter - somewhat different than most in the style, but solid. 14.1

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (4920) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2015
330 ml. Bière brune avec sa tête de mousse qui déborde de mon verre. Des arômes de pommes, de bourbon végétal, de café, d’infection légère, de caramel et de vanille. Des saveurs de bourbon boisé, de chocolat et de caramel avec du café et quelque chose comme le balbutiement de levures rendues sauvages. En bouche, il me semble que le corps est moyen-faible, que les bulles sont expressives et que, malgré tout, la texture soit légèrement crémeuse. La finale est chaude et représentative d’un fût plutôt maladroit. Dans les circonstances, cette bière est bien buvable, correcte et même agrémentée par des éléments considérés comme perturbateurs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12966) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of bourbon, cocoa and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bourbon, cola, caramel and cocoa with a smooth lingering caramel finish.


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