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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Malts - Pale, Munich, 2 types of Crystal, Brown, Chocolate
Hops - Nugget, Northern Brewer and local Cascades
Lavery Yeast Blend
ABV - 8.5%
IBU - 44

Aged in Makerís Mark Bourbon barrels Imperial Porter aged in Bourbon Barrels A festive name for a holiday beer, right? Based on the Irish tradition of carrying a dead wren through the streets on the day after Christmas. Will be available usually the week after Thanksgiving and will be very (very) limited release. Packaged in 1 liter flip top amber bottles & our recipe and style changes from year to year.

dfhhead25's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Aroma- roasted notes, licorice, some vanilla, slight oak Appearance- mostly black with a white head Taste- typical porter qualities, some fruitiness in the middle, slight oak on the finish Palate- mostly thin, not on par with style Overall- Where are the barrel aging qualities? I didnít get a hint of bourbon on the aroma or taste. This just didnít do it for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2015
I had the 2015 version on tap at the taproom. This is a dark beer with a creamy beige head. Warming bourbon nose with some roasted grain notes. This drinks much lighter than the claimed 9.1%. Nice bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark ripe fruit flavors with a hint of charred wood. Simple for a barrel aged beer but very effective.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlandersNed (394) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 5, 2015
25.4 oz bottle. Opaque dark brown tone with way too much foam. Sugary bourbon & porter nose. Taste was not as sweet: Bakerís chocolate, oak ashes, leafy/grassy/fried floral notes and a mix of char/roast/dark malts. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Syndicate. Dark brown, nearly black pour. Topped with a monster beige head. Nose is heavy roast and a light espresso. Barrel influence is nice in the taste, light bourbon and oak, roast and espresso. Lingering barrel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (6153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
750ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is heavy roast malts barrel and ash. Taste is roast dark chocolate bitterness and a nice end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a dark and murky brown with a thick foamy khaki head on it. Aroma of sweet chocolate and some burnt wood notes. Taste was chocolate, woody, and hints of bourbon. The bourbon aging wasnít very strong, or over-powering, but this beer was still really good. Quite filling and warming, but alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Draft. Opaque maroon brown color, beige head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is lightly spiced brownies tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4182) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
26 dec 2014, bottle. Black with thick, dark foam. Nose is acidic, woody malt. Ned body and mildly fizzy. Really burnt wood, toasted caramel, came sugar, moderate alcohol, bitter dark chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1100) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
From the bottle. Pours black or near black. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, burnt malts, molasses, slight bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost black with tan head. Aroma is mild bourbon, chocolate, roasted coffee. Body is light, smooth, mild. Not much going in actually. It has wax, so itís got that going for it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by Doodler (thanks Scott) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, light oak and light peanutbutter. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, vanilla, coffee and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

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