Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Taranaki, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
There are times that you choose to drink beer without compromise. The beer you’re holding has been hand crafted by true brewers for the true beer enthusiast. The origins of this unique beer style are shrouded in mystery. with legends of the London street porters and regal decrees, all a bit unclear. One thing however is clear, its been left up to the new world brewers to show the world what an Imperial Porter should taste like, enjoy with good company.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2011
Light tan head only small though medium carbonation very dark brown pour aromas vanilla chocolate smooth coffee expresso like liquorice light cough mixture note irish moss dry cocoa taste finish dry tasting cocoa mild but noticeable tastes the bitter and sweetness both on the palate a fizz good porter just seems a little thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2011
Pours black with a hint of red, good light brown head, lacing for Africa. Cocoa bean, coffee, molasses, vanilla (not sure why), burnt toffee, Liquorish, Nana’s sherry. Full body - oily/creamy, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Very bitter/sweet upfront, nice round smooth bitter finish with some burnt toast in the tail.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2011
In the glass, from a 750ml bottle. Light scent of roasted nuts and coffee on the nose, over a brown frothy head and black black porter. Surprisingly sweet on the tounge, but overall a bit light. Very smooth, but there is a long bitter coffee finish. Overall, this felt a bit light for what I’d want from an Imperial Porter. Almost watery, which hides the alcohol more than is probably desirable for such a potent brew. I expected more to be honest, this was, well, a good porter - not an exceptional one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2011
On tap at the local taphouse. Great imperial porter. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with an off-white head.

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