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Central City Imperial Porter

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This original release of this was a 2011 draft-only batch and is retired. In 2013/2014 bottled beer (also on tap at the brewpub) with a black label was the Bourbon Barrel Imperial Porter, but the label was not clear about that. The Autumn 2014 bottling (red label) is the return of the non-bourbon version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Medium brown, rich fruity, plummy, dark malts, similar rich dark flavours, again with a touch of plummy depth, maybe thins out in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (313) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a very dark colour with a great head and lacing. The taste is very smooth and smoky the dark fruit sweetness. You might think it’s dark licorice flavoured. It’s thick but great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5692) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle, thanks for sharing Josh & Sunshine. Light smoked, roasted vinous notes, Brown, low head, red shine. A bit honey, nice roasted malt profiles, finishes on a port and single malt note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle at the mondiale 2014, listed as red racer imperial porter. Very dark brown pour, but some light does get through, with a small rocky beige head. Aroma of robust roasted malts, sweet malts, brown sugar and some light soy notes. Full bodied, soft carb. I cant say im getting much bourbon notes of woody notes, the oak chips dont seem to be doing much i find. The finish is a medium bitter, with alot of roast that lingers, and it quite pleasant. Pretty run of the mill strong porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4496) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. (oak chips added version) pours very dark brown with a nice creamy light beige head, good retention and lacing. dark and spicy graininess, some lightly smoked grains, touch of burnt caramel, bitter coffee, red fruitiness - dark dried cherries, their piths, gentle wood tannins, bourbony, some coffee grinds. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily, lightly astringent and relatively dry medium long resinous-spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stizz19 (60) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours pitch black with a nice tan head. Smells of chocolate and dark fruits and a slight smell of dark roast coffee. Tastes abundantly of bitter chocolate and some coffee and get that slight taste of fruit. The booze is masked well being an imperial. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 22, 2014
Deep brown in the glass with a small head. Coffee on the nose with llicorice hints. Dried fruit and coffee on the tongue with alcohol notes. Well balanced . A great porter. Would be great with figs, rich cheeses or fruit cake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Didn’t realize this was so rare when I had it at Craft in Edmonton. I asked the "beer guy" what he was hiding for beer geeks and this is what I got. Apparently tapped for a Brew masters dinner and wasn’t finished. I took terrible notes and now feel like a tool for it. Was dark w ruby edges, aroma of dark roasty malts and some burnt caramel. Not as heavy and strong as expected for an imperial anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neepsntatties (1215) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2014
On tap at Belmont Station in Portland, OR. Colour...dark brown, but garnet hued when held to the light, with a moderately thick tan head. Nose...roasty and somewhat fruity with hints of burnt sugar. Palate...rather thin for an impy porter but plenty of flavour. The front offers roasted nuts and brown sugar, while the back of the palate shows tannins and dry oak with bittersweet chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
On tap at Central City, split with Matts_Property, pours a dark brown / black with a reddish tinge and minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt, hops, espresso, slight licorice and brandy covered fruits. Flavour brings out the brandy coated fruits, licorice and some roasted malt. Thin-bodied but full flavoured. Very nice.

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