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


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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DeanF's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (1939) - Northwest Territories, - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MacBoost (1587) - Pouring Bus, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1967) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (4135) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11760) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle 650ml. Pours very dark burgundy with huge beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, perfume, soap, some vegetal notes. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Very high carbonation. Overall: OK, but not 100% relevant (the beer, not the rating. Arhem.) Maybe some carbonic acid?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2481) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a rich black with a medium offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of bourbon, coconut and something I would associate with apples (a little off). Carbonic acid? Acetaldehyde? You tell me. Anyway... Taste is moderately sweet and loaded with chocolate and roasted malt. There is also some light ashes and a slight "green apple" acidity again. Body is medium-full, carbonation moderately high and mouthfeel is sticky. Overall an OK beer but not much more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro! pours unclear light brown, mahogany tint, with an aerial light beige head, almost abnormal, leaving sticky lacing. torrefied maltiness, bretted cherries, carbonic acid - infection suspicion confirmed; some blackstrap molasses sweetness - eventually a bit cloying; bit of coconut and wood. foamy carbonation, light-medium body; tannic, boozy and spicy finish. o-k i guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a big tan head. Bourbon and caramel aroma with light vanilla. Bourbon and light chocolate flavor with light coffee. Medium bodied. Bourbon and caramel linger with light coffee and light toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3087) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2015
651 ml. bottle. Pours a very thick, gradually diminishing, beige head, with extensive lacing, over a brownish black (SRM 35) body......nose is light Bourbon Whiskey, light vanilla, wood, roasted malts with cocoa, chocolate, light dried fruits, minimal hops, balance to the malts....taste is moderately sweet, with cocoa, chocolate from the roasted malts, light fruit notes with plum, raisin characteristics, light Bourbon, wood, finishing with a light roasted malt hop bitterness, balance to the malts.....mouth feel, thick of medium body, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is a rich, thick nourishing brew. The barrel was used with a light hand and adds complexity without dominating. The overall presentation is almost a Baltic Porter in style. BJCP 8/2/15/5/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
furthur (543) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle, opaque deep brown beer, huge almond colored head, great lacing. Aroma bourbon cherries, roasted barley, vanilla and oak. Initial taste is not that good...plastic and vanilla, second much better?! Flavors cherry cola, molasses, vanilla, bourbon, anise, burnt sugar. This is a bit sweet...where’s that 60IBU’s? There’s a slight astringency at the finish. Palate is good, smooth and rich, carbonation a bit above style, but not bad, and the head it builds is worth it. This would be good with ice cream.

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