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Flying Fish Imperial Espresso Porter

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This robust dark brew has been created using rich Columbian dark roast coffee to celebrate our 10th anniversary in royal fashion. The enticing regal aromas of toffee and licorice lead to the coronation of taste; a palate of malty richness exhibiting chocolate and coffee notes, balanced by the noble and novel Mt. Rainer hop, all topped with a rich creamy crown. This very special offering will warm your soul and lift your spirits. Oh yeah, it also packs a royal kick at 8% alcohol.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a beige head. Sweetish, roasted malt aroma - some vanilla also. Medium body with sweetish, roasted malt, lightly burned with some cola notes and a dry, burned bitterness from the malt. 310807

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2007
Dark mahogany color. A beer based on (sweet) caramel, with a respectable body and (IMO) not much bitterness, also some roastedmalt; but lack of complexity and interest.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
23rd February 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, not much of a head. Light coffee on the nose. Light palate, a tad dry. Mild mild espresso with light dark malts. Mild minerals. Everything seems pretty light for an Imperial beer at 8.2% but quite quaffable!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of mustiness, chocolate, light smoke, roastiness, and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, caramel malt, light coffee, and roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2007
(12oz bottle) Small tan head that diminishes rapidly, atop dark cola body. Aroma is medium sweet, rich coffee, some roast, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, sugared coffee, some milk, caramel, roast, bourbon, light chocolate. Creamy medium-full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/03/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy dark brown, coffee and chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just a touch of the coffee, light bitterness in the finish, well balanced

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2007
GABF ’07. Pours black with an average, creamy, light brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, molasses, chocolate), light hops (flowers, grass), average yeast (leather) with notes of tar and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2008
bottle, thanks funknmilla! Dark brown almost black with a tan head. Smell was really nice. Malty, toasty, roasty and coffee with a touch of chocolate. Flavor was more like a rich scotch ale to me. sweet wtih tones of coffee and chocolate. Good beer!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (8534) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2007
Bottle... Dark chestnut-colored lager with a small, fizzy, khaki head. The aroma is spent coffee grounds, cola and chocolate with just a rumor of campfire smoke. Black cherries and coffee with hints of cocoa and cola in the flavor. Leans slightly toward the sweet side of balance. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Lengthy, mildly bitter, acrid finish. Cheers to boboski for supplying the bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2007
12oz bottle shared courtesy of Zrrbrrt. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, and light coffee/ latte. Almost reminded me of a baltic porter. Tastes of roast, vanilla and light coffee. I love coffee beers and anything with the words ’Imperial Espresso’ in the title gets me excited to try, but I have to admit, I was let down. To me Imperial Espresso should be all about the coffee and I found the coffee aspect to be lacking (that being said, this was still a solid beer).


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