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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
14 month barrel aged imperial porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2189) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2015
bottle sample from bomber bottle. poured a dark brown to black colour with a small tanned beige head. notes of dark roasted malts, sweet chocolate, vanilla, chocolate fudge, oak, sweet sticky bourbon, raisins, creamy milky mouthfeel. licorice, alcohol notice, complex and a full bodied mouthfeel. clear spicy bourbon notice. nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (998) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Massive aromas of bourbon, vanilla, barrel wood, oak, smoke, chocolate, fresh coconut, toffee, raisin, charred malt, sweet burnt sugar, milk chocolate and some dark fruits. Appears black with a very thin brown foam ring. Taste is really unique with carbonated chocolate, cocoa powder, cocoa pebbles, and coffee resin upfront. Mid palate comes the barrel with huge vanilla, oak, bourbon, coconut milk, silky chocolate, toffee, barrel wood, dry roasted malts, sweet coconut juice and some coffee bitterness. Finishes relatively dry with tons of residual chocolate, slick malts, sticky caramel and lots of bourbon on the throat. Overall, this isn’t your average bourbon barrel beer nor your average porter. It’s got a ton of complexity. Full bodied and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4950) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Pour from bottle. Dark brown color, with a thin tan head. Sweet malts, chocolate, dried fruit, roast, bourbon, and oak. The barrel character is evident, but not overwhelming. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (628) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Pours dark and inky, with a thin tan head. Aroma of oak and porter. Taste is rich, creamy, slightly sweet, and woody. An excellent imperial porter. Thumbs way up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3398) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
24 oct 2014, bottle. Almost black. Nose is rich, malty, moderate alcohol, some red malt. Full body and moderately fizzy. Tobacco juice, chocolate, alcohol, ovaltine. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (4072) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Rob at Bills. Notes are Coconut and chocolate fudge along with some coffee, oak, malt and licorice. Medium body with a quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (776) - Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle pours brown black with tan head, nice persistence and lacing. Aroma of roast and slight bourbon. Taste roast malts with bourbon, slight wood, molasses. Creamy thick palate. Pleasing finish of slight roast and bourbon.

You never know what you’re going to get with these barreled porters, but this is really well done. The taste comes together very well, the oak and bourbon are present but not overwhelming, the palate is a step up from the average porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours a pitch black with a one finger khaki head with nice lacing on the edges. Aroma is of bourbon, cherries, coco, roasted malts, molasses, dark fruits, coffee, musky wood, and sweet malts Taste is very similar to the aroma with a lot of nice whiskey, woody, cherries, and roasted malts, with just the faintest alcohol notes in the finish. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy oily mouthfeel, and a moderately bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a tasty, complex imperial porter that shows off what long term barrel aging can do.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
22oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-brown head with trailing lace-black. A-roasty dk malt, bourbon/wood, dk fruit-cherry. T-bourbon, roasty-dk malt, spice hop bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Had on tap at Crush and Brew. $8 for the 8oz. pour. Light brown-tinted black liquid; thin, sudsy, khaki ringed head 1 finger in length. Tastes and smells of charcoal, burnt twigs, lactose, rolled oats, sorghum molasses, and citrus oil. I thought it was a tad too thick, and ultimately had more going on than I wanted. I loved that this brewery is so genuinely lustful over porters. It’s thrilling to see someone that dedicated to a style dissociated with imperial stouts or dank IPAs. Ironfire brew those as well, but the porter fascination is quite evident.

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