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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2015
22 oz bottle, no freshness date.
Dark brown with ruby highlights, dense lasting head, sticky lace. Aroma is chocolate, toast, and yeast. Flavor is light chocolate, roasty malt, yeast. light bodied for an Imperial Porter, and the yeast notes detract.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7437) - Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle sampled in 2011 from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate, powdery, dusty, earthy bitterness, nutty with a hint of smoke, only real ding is it was thin for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
TEJA (1821) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2404) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine Boca Raton. Pours Black with very little head. Doesnít leave much lacing in the glass. Canít say Iím getting much on the nose. A little syrupy sweet on the nose. Not getting a lot of interesting roasted flavor. Hides the alcohol well. Itís a miss for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7863) - 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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2463) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Standard brown pour, light brown head. Lots of roasted malt, raisins, light espresso and light hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1581) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (628) - 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.

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