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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our family brings together the finest ingredients and 35 years of brewing experience to produce our proprietary beers. Imported roasted premium malts and hops produce rich and creamy chocolate and coffee flavors in this fine Imperial Porter Ale.


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bwa5879 (706) - Portage, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2012
12oz bottle from Tiffany's, Kalamazoo MI. Daaaaark brown pour the color of antique dark wood that's almost black. Head was dense and similar to that of cola, about a half inch high. Aroma is: Malt, yeast, root beer and charred smokiness, in that order from most to least. Medium body, medium low carbonation. Very balanced flavor with a really clean finish. Tastes of cola, pie spices like nutmeg, all spice, maybe some mole? Holy crap this is a good beer from one of my new favorite breweries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (1376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Draught at 21:st Amendment in San Fransisco. Medium brown head. Black color. Sweet caramell taste. Soy and caramell aroma. Low bitterness and unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
October 4, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sticky caramel, licorice and light roasted coffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a light dry and bit acidic roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium, smooth, bodied.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine Boca Raton. Pours Black with very little head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Can’t say I’m getting much on the nose. A little syrupy sweet on the nose. Not getting a lot of interesting roasted flavor. Hides the alcohol well. It’s a miss for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6108) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"A little smoke, chocolate, coffee and fruit greet the nose. Similar in taste with the bitterness and the smoke coming out a little more. Not bad, but not what I have grown accustomed to within the style. OK for a porter, but foran imperial, falls a tad short."

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2025) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate... Flavor of dark fruit, sweet malts, smoke, dark chocolate bitterness on finish ... Fairly sweet ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Standard brown pour, light brown head. Lots of roasted malt, raisins, light espresso and light hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Nose of sweet malts, and chocolate, with notes vanilla. Pours a solid black with a short lived tan head and minimal lacing. The pallet provides a taste of milk chocolate, toasted malts, and caramel. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Overall, a excellent imperial porter. Rich and smooth. Well done Napa Smith.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (620) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Pours near black with little head. Scent is pretty nice, bit of chocolate. Was expecting smokiness from the name, this was not the case. Instead what you have is a very smooth taste of chocolate and dark fruit. Tasty stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1439) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Imperial porter på 8%, hade förvänta mig mer. Rött lätt i kroppen och smaken, ABVn skiner igenom lite i smaken.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17614) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.


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