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Fremont Midnight Rider Imperial Porter

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Imperial Porter w/vanilla, coffee & coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsnicholas (514) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Tap. Dark brown with tan head. subtle roasted chocolate. Slight bitterness in the end. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WABeerFiend (383) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a bomber bought from the brewery into a Fremont goblet on 05.21.14. A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. No head, but has a tan ring at the top. S: Coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel. Sweet smelling. T: Black coffee is dominant. Char is subtle. M: Watery and overly carbonated. There was a big fizz when pouring, like soda. O: This was a rare miss for Fremont. It tasted good, but only like coffee. There was no vanilla or coconut as the label read. It was also way too bubbly and watery for a porter. Knowing Fremont and from what other reviewers have written, I wonder about the bottle that I got.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (3058) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and a hint of coconut. Taste follows, loads of chocolate, with a touch of vanilla, coconut and coffee. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3464) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to my summer secret santa. Black pour with a big foamy head that fades pretty slowly. Aromas are vanilla beans, coconut milk, coffee, light roast, and light chocolate. Tastes slightly sweet at first but quickly becomes bitter. Lots of vanilla and roasted coffee. Light coconut milk and cocoa. A hint of dark fruit. Medium body. Mouthfeel could be a touch better. Creamy but a little chalky too. Really good overall though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of toasted coconut, roast chocolate, coconut milk, coffee and vanilla. Touch of lactose/milk sugar. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sent to me by Prufrockstar - thanks! Pours a dark blackish brown with a nice tan head. Nose is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and some slight undertones of coconut. All of this in the taste too, with coconut being the least forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
bottle, pours dark black with nice tan head. Good lace. Tasting notes are java chips, dark cocoa, oatmeal, and creamy malt. Not much coconut but still a nice porter from Fremont.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bomber. Dark brownish black pour with a healthy topping of cappuccino foam. Plenty of chocolate mocha, coffee, vanilla and toasted coconut in the aroma. The flavor is mostly dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate and Kahlúa with some coconut and roasted malt to round things out. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry, coffee finish. Imperial Kahlúa CoCoNut PorTeR sounds about right. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3507) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from a trade with CaptainHook. Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Coffee and vanilla aromas up from with some roasted malt and a slight hint of coconut. Similar flavors with the coffee and vanilla predominant. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Jeremy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (1765) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
22oz bottle. Thanks Ben! Aroma has large amounts of coffee and coconut in well balanced notes. Light vanilla and roast notes with moderate chocolate character. Hints of caramel, toffee and toasted bread with a light nuttiness. Pours dark brown with brown highlights on the edges. Medium sized, moderately thick, dark tan head that displays pretty good head retention, especially considering it contains coconut. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor has moderate chocolate and roast notes with medium light coffee and light coconut. Faint vanilla with medium light dark fruit esters. As it warms the coconut, coffee and vanilla are a bit more noticeable. Moderate nuttiness with medium bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit of stickiness and moderate carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall a pretty nice porter with just enough coconut and coffee to be noticeable but not so much that the underlying beer isn’t able to be appreciated. The vanilla is hardly noticeable though.

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