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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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14 month barrel aged imperial porter


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2727) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3429) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rando7 (750) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (999) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11213) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1000) - Vermont, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1842) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
pours black, khaki head that leaves a soapy lacing trail. milk chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, malted balls, slight woody saw dust. medium body, silk finish with light booze burn.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle I brought to Dogbones’ apartment for the RBWG early crew Wednesday night. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of vanilla, bourbon, oak, coffee, dark fruit, almond and brownie. Deep roast. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Dark black pour width a thick tan head. Big bourbon nose, even from this stupid small tasting glass. Nice flavor here - if you like bourbon and burnt alcohol (which I do!). A bit thin in the finish, not what I would expect from an imperial anything.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle - Marzipan, vanilla, molasses and oak with the typical bourbon notes. Jet black with a brown head. Oaky bourbon, marzipan, vanilla and roast malts. Nice with a neutral finish, not to sweet or bitter.


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