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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Long Trail Imperial Porter features a complex, darkly roasted malt flavor complemented by a thin, creamy head. The abundance of malt is balanced with a variety of hops, creating a clean finish. The recipe has been a homebrew secret that was developed by one of our own brewers.


4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
one of the best beers ever made... unfortunately not being sold currently, please bring it back! rich, creamy, & delicious.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
On tap. Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet, with bitterness taking over for a very long finish. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy white head.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dlovell2 (673) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2007
On tap Long Trail Brewery Bridgewater Corners, VT. Black color with Coffee colored head. Piney hoppy aroma. Hoppy start, sweet chocolate middle with notes of brown sugar, followed by hoppy bitterness. This is a great beer that Long Trail should make all the time. Easily the best product from Long Trail Iíve ever had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHopster (788) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(Bottle) Iím a big fan of this brewery and believe it is worthy of more attention. This porter is a perfect example, which is at the top of its style class. The aroma is distinctly of sweet hops with a near perfect appearance. Rich creamy head contrasting the dark complexion and distinct lacing. The flavor is well roasted with a nice hop balance. Increased alcohol is very well hidden. Maybe my bottle was a fresh exception, but I found this beer outstanding and gets my highest rating to on this site to date. Cheers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
pours a dark brown with a huge mocha head that was very still and slow to fall producing some good lacing on the way down. the body is a super dark amber on the edges with no light penetration in the main body, kinda neat for this style. the aromas are coffee and chocolate and almost like a stout, but more maltier in the nose. there is also some sugar, plum, light vanilla, and some roasted barley. full bodied and super freakin smooth with one of the best mouthfeels i have had to date. it was like a wave of silk liquid rolling over my palate, awsome. i taste milk, yes milk, chocolate, molases, slight coffee, and bitterness from roasted malts and not hops. the aftertaste is a little wierd, but neat and not to be afraid of. it finishes very buttery and nutty and is almost like a 4 course meal in my mouth. long trail has yet to disapoint me and the prices on their beer is unbeatable, period.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1p, 6oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no date on the bottle but the abv. is clearly marked at 8.3%. Appearance: This beer pours slowly and has a very dark, opaque appearance. Its head is thick and long lasting. It has a rick tan color and makes lots of spotty lacing on the glass as I slowly sip this one down. Smell: Its nose is full of dark roasted and sweet sugary malty notes. There is a hint of hops as well as a mild boozy character. Taste/Palate: This beer is loaded with lots of tasty toasted/bready, roasted coffee like, and dark chocolaty malt notes. It also has plenty of sweet brown sugary and caramel like to give it a good balance of dark roasted vs. sweet sugary maltiness. Hop flavor is mild but still adds another layer of complexity. The alcohol is noticeable throughout and adds nice mild boozy warmth to the overall character. On the palate it has a nice full body and firm texture with mellow carbonation. Notes: This was a very tasty and nicely complex Porter. I would defiantly buy this again or recommend it.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadIndian (2344) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2009
Bottle From Canals. Wow I am impressed. Percfect brown pour with soilid lacing and a two finger tan head. The aroma of hops really surprised me, fresh aroma, chocolate and grassy. Mild coffee flavor with hint of burnt roast and hop. Really blended to perfection. Probably one of the best porters I ever had !

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (1988) - USA - JAN 23, 2010
I am glad I came across a bottle of this. Attractive, simple label. Black pour with a finger of foam. Excellent aroma, with coffee, esters, floral hops, and a bit of tang. Coffee and bread flavors fill the mouth nicely, along with some astringent citrus. Complex and nicely balanced between sweetness and hops, with a good, lingering aftertaste. An excellent porter, one of the best, and the best thing I have had from Long Trail, and maybe from any New England brewer. I have occasionally bemoaned the quality of New England craft brews, but this shows there is hope still.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thejon375 (410) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Big bad and bold should be the name of this beer. Very dark brown color that you can barely see through. Rich coffee flavor with hints of chocolate and toasted nuts. Slight hops that is probably higher in ibuís than you think but creates a great balance.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with Sean. Pours a deep, cola black with a thick, frothy, beige head with tons of gorgeous lacing. Aroma of coffee beans, dry tart cherries, milk, yeast, chocolate and hints of cinnamon and figs. Full bodied, especially for a porter, with a creamy, dense, velvety smooth palate. Finishes slowly with a bit of warming in the belly and lovely lingering sweet maltiness on the tongue. Definitely one of the best porters I have ever tasted. Surprisingly excellent.


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