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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Reading, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Any porter requires complexity of malt and yeast flavours without excessive bitterness. We use a mixture of Maris Otter variety pale ale malt, pilsner malt, crystal malt, amber malt, black malt, roasted barley and malted oats. Porters, even imperial ones, are not a hop driven style of beer so the aim is to produce a simple clean background bitterness using traditional varieties like Challenger, Golding and Progress.
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (689) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Good "basic" porter, but doesn’t wake any further feelings. Some smoked roasted malts, but nothing really tasty. I waited a bit more, still good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Unde (358) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Head disappears rather quickly. Roasted flavor, from the mix of malts the most powerful is roasted ones. Maybe too powerful? Texture could be thicker, main flavor is roasted, burned even? Dry aftertaste, doesn’t wake any warm feelings.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
02.01.13. Beige, med. size foam that disappears quickly. Very dark brown, clear liquid. Sweet, caramel, a bit of banana; different aroma overall. Tastes slightly bitter, malty. Low carbonation, smoothish mouthfeel. Aftertaste dryish bitter, some alcohol, a bit unpleasant.

Meh, pretty one-dimensional. Not what I look for in a porter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (628) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
50 cl, bottled. Pours black with a nice beige head. Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, grains. Licorice. Taste: Noticeably sweet, balancing bitter. Mild banana. Fruits. Palate: Light-medium body, some carbonation. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (704) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin täysin mustana ja niukkavaahtoisena. Vaahto myös katoaa melko nopeasti jättäen pienen reunuksen. Haju on palaneen paahteinen, jopa hieman savuinen. Siinä on myös lakritsia ja hieman hedelmääkin. Paahteinen mallas kuitenkin jyrää vahvasti. Maku on paahteinen, lakritsinen, kahvinen ja hieman hedelmäinenkin. Samaa savuisuutta löytyy kuin hajussa, mutta se on nyt taustalla. Suutuntuma on tasainen ja hieman karhea. Suht maistuva porter, jossa kuitenkin hieman savua ja tuhkaisuutta. Ne onneksi jäävät taka-alalle ja maku on miellyttävä.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3746) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
500ml bottle from Alko

Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasty and sweetish with hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Finish is smooth and slightly roasty. Quite balanced imperial porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (87) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Really smooth and full-bodied, not so roasted as porters usually are, almost stout, moderate carbonation, wide flavor spectrum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Dark, almost black beer with a medium minus beige head. Aroma is roasted but a bit watery and sweet coffee. Mouth feel is round and soft. Body is medium. Not much bitterness. Some roastiness. It’s got sweetness but not too much. This is a pretty balanced and soft beer but it is not too complex or adventurous for an imperial porter. This would be great with beef or lamb I think.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1508) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark brown color with no minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and coffee. Roasty taste with banana and nuts. Dry, sticky feel. Slightly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kavu (2231) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
0,5 l bottle from Alko. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is light roasted malts and some smoke. Flavor is roasted malts and smoked fish. Surprising and quite decent.


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