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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

SamGamgee's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
22oz bottle. Vague tart grain aroma with a little chocolate and smoke but not really distinct. The flavor is dry and slightly tart without much if any smoke character and not a whole lot of roast either. Not really sure whatís going on here but it isnít good. Way too acidic to an uncomfortable level and I guess I expected smoke based on the name but that isnít really showing either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottled (backlog). Deep coppery brown colour, close to black, with a mediumsized beigeish brown head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is liquorice, coffee, some roasted malts,ashes and mild toffeeish notes as well. Flavour is toffee, some liquorice, roasted malts, mild berries, some ashes and mild chocolaty notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17245) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Keg at the tap room, 01/02/16. Black with a decent tan head. Nose is light roast, charr, liquorice, cocoa beans. Taste comprises toffee fudge, chocolate, roast malt, molasses, liquorice. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok drinkable number but lacks any depth or complexity for the ABV on offer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
phaleslu (9427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
Draft at the brewery, served in a flight. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head that settles into a ring. Notes of chocolate, caramel, toast, nuts, brown sugar, and some floral hops. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, earthy, faintly bitter mouthfeel. Suffers an identity crisis, in that it canít commit to anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12935) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Draft - Roast and not much else. Deep maroon with a light brown head. Roasty and a bit of sweetness and caramel with a perfume finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap @ Napa Smith. Cola colored beer with a tan head. Plenty of roasted malts and toasted nuts. Thereís a little bit of a dusty note to it. Slight banana. Maybe sort of a chocolate covered banana to it. Lots of cocoa powder. A little on the acidic side. Itís fine, but a little bitter and ashy on the finish for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9550) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft a the the brewpub. Dark amber reddy coloured pour with a luhjt tan head. Aroma is sweet berry, hint of smoke flavour is composed of red berry, raisin, nutty toasted grains. Burnt earth. Palate is quite sweet, moderate carbonation. Grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours clear, rich amber with a creamy tan head. Lightly toasted bready malts in the nose, some ripening fruits, mellow earth. Medium sweet flavor with notes of grainy brown bread, berries, orange peel, brown sugar, medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming on the finish, more toasty brown bread, mellow earthy bitterness, hints of toffee and cocoa. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (4318) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Draft at source. Strong chocolate area and faint coffee. Deep reddish brown with minimal head. Taste is strong chocolate wort a bit of acidic bite. Decent. Would like more chocolate and a smoother malt presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Brown pour with thin off white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, fruity booze. Taste is lightly roasty, light boozy finish. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (3970) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2016
Draught at Napa Smith. Clear deep brown liquid with small to medium light tan head. Aroma of licorice, coffee, light smoke, toast and bread. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of red berries, bread, light toast and light licorice. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Decent.

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