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RATINGS: 145   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (9806) - 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 (14558) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
On tap @ Napa Smith. Cola colored beer with a tan head. Plenty of roasted malts and toasted nuts. There’s 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. It’s 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 (7237) - 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 (16286) - 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 (3551) - 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 (5207) - Trois-Rivières, 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 (3645) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark ruby amber with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Medium mouth, caramel, bready malt, light finish, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On tap at Napa smith brewing. Pours out a cola color with some red highlights topped with a tan head. nose is roast malts caramel some coffee and pit fruit. Taste is more of the roast malts some pit fruit and a big malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Padron4KM (763) - 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.

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