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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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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   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 what’s going on here but it isn’t good. Way too acidic to an uncomfortable level and I guess I expected smoke based on the name but that isn’t really showing either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fattybladdy (449) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (991) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15535) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tnkw01 (956) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. Brown color with a tan head. Roasted grain aroma. Taste is rich and creamy chocolate and coffee flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
22 oz bottle. The pour is a deep brown, with a reddish transparency to it. The head is moderate and nice tan color. It fades down pretty quickly and leaves a light film and minimal lacing. The aroma is sweet. There is a lot of licorice and malt. The finish on the aroma is a light chocolate. The taste is very similar. It's a little thicker than I thought it would be. There is the licorice and malt that dominate, and the back end is more of a chocolate milk kind of aftertaste. Pretty good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (5862) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2013
(Bottle, Akkurat, Stockholm, 30 Aug 2013) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy pale brown head. Roasted, malty nose with dark rye bread, raisins and chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with notes of chocolate, raisins, dark rye bread, coffee, caramel and a certain sweetness in a finish with a balanced cocoa bitterness. Almost full body, with some sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (325) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nice complexity to this beer. Aroma is chocolate, smoke, roast, and ripe fruit. Fairly sweet, but some dryness kicks in and mellows things out. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a light cream colored head. Some chocolate, smoke, bready malts, good palate. Quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (2761) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2013
355 ml bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma a bit vinous, smoke, sweet, roasted with bready notes. Taste is dryer, lots of smoke, wood, read with astringent finishing notes. Very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1518) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Black, pretty much, porous beige head. Aroma: licorice, candy, sweet.Taste: sweet licorice, candy, fruity, light milk chocolate. Medium bodied. Pleasant but perhaps not that exciting.

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