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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
An amplified robust porter with a deep black color, a roasty malt flavor and a rich malt sweetness that’s smooth and drinkable. A hearty cellar beer. Available: March to April ABV. 7.5% IBUs 60

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2011
2007 22oz, reviewed last year. Pours out really black, tan head, looks really good. Nose is very roasted, sweeter fruits, dried apricot, chocolate, cocoa powder. First sip is decent, bitterness from a coffee flavor rips the mid to finish, sweetness up front, complexity isn’t that great pretty light. I thought this one might have had more of a cocoa influence, but overall solid considering the age. The bitterness lingers as you continue to drink it. Solid for the money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22 ounce bottle pour. Almost black color with a light tan head. Chocolate notes in the aroma and taste. Creamy and smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 4, 2011
22oz bomber
Aroma: Chocolate, fruity yeast, caramel, fruity hops
Taste: nutty, chocolate, fruit from yeast and hops
A lite easy to drink Imperial Porter. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
[4002-20110930] 1pt6floz bottle. Burnt toast charcoal aroma has a little sweet coffee grounds. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head. Burnt coffee-infused charcoal toast flavour. Full body. Good, solid, not cloying but a little one-dimensional. (7/4-/7/3/15) 3.6
(c/o blackboy, w/ him, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel. Labeled ’Imperial Porter Brewmaster Reserve 2011’. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head -- almost oily looking. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, cream and light leafy hops. Dry flavour of coffee and roasted malt along with leafy hops, nuts and cocoa. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff, I really liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11916) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber, Imperial Porter label, from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2011-09-30. Black bodied with a medium sized foamy brown head that fades. 3+ Modest aroma of dry dusty roast malt, hints of dry cocoa. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry dusty malt, light roast and cocoa, light anise like character underneath. 6+ Average bodied palate is okay but light for my preferences. Decent but not entirely to my tastes. Bottle labeled Imperial Porter Brewmaster Reserve 2011, shared by Blankboy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5537) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing spiders. Toasted chocolate and roasted coffee aromas. Dry with dark caramel and chocolate upfront turning to an espresso middle before the lasting slightly smoky resin finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Deep thick brown, amber at the edges, a darkish porter. A warm light-brown head. Aroma is chocolate, pine, light coffee, hints of berry. Super pleasant aroma! Medium bodied (surprisingly light for the flavor). A biting coffee roast dominates with a fresh resiny bitterness. Moderate nuttiness, not very sweet, just enough to keep you from puckering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Nice black body with dark brown head. The mouthfeel is actually pretty thin for the style and a little lacking for sure. The flavor is nice bitter flavors of coffee and cocoa with roasted and semi-sweet malt. Overall it’s nice, but nothing really exciting.

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