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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This strong porter features a solid smoke presence, a rich malt character and a smooth, rounded mouthfeel. Additions of dark muscovado sugar, oats and wheat contribute to its complexity.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty smoky caramel aroma with weak hints of chocolate. Roasted malty smoky spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty smoky caramel finish with hints of chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmoreau (2318) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a deep brown/mahogany color, with a modest layer of tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. An initial phenolic scent of band-aid was more prevalent than the smoke, as the aroma proceeded with some roastiness, chocolate, a touch of sweetness, and vanilla. The taste continued the roasted notes, and added a low, earthy hop bitterness, soft carbonation, and a medium body, with a bit of silkiness to the mouthfeel, along with some syrupy texture. Besides the rude intro, not as much "imperial" character as I would have expected from an anniversary brew, but did possess decent enough drinkability.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (703) - California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Pours a deep brown color with a thin, short lived off white head. Smoke, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Caramel, toffee, coffee, roasted malt, smoke, vanilla, brown sugar, raisin and chocolate flavors. Medium body with a mild bitter taste. Medium carbonation and a smoke and toffee finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frank0830 (58) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Hello smoke, nice of you to join my tasty impy p. The aroma in my snifter seems to be almost offensive. The smoke has pretty much taken over the entire beer. Hints of other flavors like raisin, nuts and the like try to come through but seem to lack because of the smoke. I will let the others buy this one on the shelf. I don't regret buying it, but won't be grabbing another bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (934) - Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Deep mahogany with a very thin edging of foam. Combination of smoke and toasted malt aromas mix well. Smoked black malts tip the balance towards a dry malt bitterness and lingering mouthfeel. Oats make it smooth, but still unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2014
Sample from 66 cl. bottle. Dark amber colour with a small, off-white head. Roasted aroma with vanilla, fruits, caramel malts, toffee and light smoke. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Very pleasant. Finishes bitter and roasted with light chocolate. Nice Porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of smoke and caramel. Sweet and light roasted flavour of smoke, hops and caramel. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1714) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle - dark brown pour with medium off-white head. Roasted, toasty malts, caramel, slight smoke, choc, oaty, brown sugar, with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (564) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bomber I brought back from Vegas. Pours dark as night with a light beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, raisin and smoke. Flavor follows nose, with a bit of hop bitterness to clear the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1946) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, smoked meat, & campfire; Flavor of roasted/smoky malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee notes, and some vanilla; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty decent.


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