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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (744) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, raisins, caramel and espresso. Taste is deep rich malts with hints of coffee and vanilla beans. A slightly earthy hoppiness follows and is pretty well balanced. Light bitterness remains. Appearance is black with a pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, JJ. Very dark brown, copper highlights. Very chocolatey profile, fudgey, some coffee too. Lighter body for 9%, but nice flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (1882) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via highlander. Almost opaque black brown. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Quite carbonated. Sweet, more cocoa and some bitter raisin. Long pepper hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1035) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a very dark brown bordering opaque, a small dense long lasting tan head and a decent amount of lace. Aroma is rich dark/roasted malts, plums, prunes, caramel, and kinda port like. Flavour is rich dark maltiness, nutty, toast, plums, prunes, currants, very smooth and very faint alcohol. Great well balanced strong Porter.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
On tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver. Very similar to the barrel aged version, which is to say simply heavenly. A fabulous imperial Porter. 3.9.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown colour, finely bubbled beige head with a lot of lacing. Nose has chocolately malts. Taste has bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, smoke. Dry finish, bitter roasted malts. Surprisingly light in the mouth. A nice strong porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1711) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
An interesting brew overall but finishes a bit thin and light in the body for the style. Pours a dark brown verging on black with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted heavily with mild fruity and dried prune notes. A nice robust and roasted malt in the middle with mild bitterness and a watery slightly alcoholic finish. Overall, a nice brew but a bit odd on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12777) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
exeter (335) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5737) - 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.


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