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Ringneck Im-perle-ial Porter

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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56 IBU


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Imperial Porter
Date: 07/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

opaque dark brown with ruby edges, wispy beige head, splattered lace, rich milk chocolate aroma, rich chocolate flavor, just enough sweetness to bring out the chocolate, light bitterness stays in the background to provide balance, not much complexity just good solid chocolate from start to finish is the way I like it

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2007
Bottle… Pours a very dark, clear, crimson with a small, fizzy, white head. Restrained notes of caramel and milk chocolate along with berry esters and smoky phenols constitute the aroma. Burnt, medium to heavily bitter flavor produces low residual sweetness and hints heavily at cocoa and coffee grounds. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Crisp, bitter finish. Thanks to crizay for sending this bottle from Ohio to his old stomping grounds in Florida!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottle thanks to crizay: Pours a nearly opaque dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty sweet dark caramel malts with some fresh piny hops and dark chocolate. Body starts lightly sweet with some toasted pale malty notes and fresh resiny flavor hops toward a bittersweet finish with some lingering roasty dark maltiness. A very nicely balanced and complex, yet drinkable imperial porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 15, 2006
Botlle.
Dark brown with light hint of ruby. Light creamy tanned top.
Aroma: good roast, sweet malts then you will be surprised with healthy dose of hops.
Medium bodied, sharp texture, strong roasted dark chocolate character, bitter hoppy end. Green leaf hop touch. Carbonation a bit too sharp .Stylistically reminded me more of Imperial Stout than Baltic Porter. Long lasting flavours in aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6071) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2007
22 handbottle. Or at least handlabel. Thanks, Boboski! This is great stuff. Black. Thick, perfectly smoothly level, moussy head. Decent webby lace. Rich cocoa chocolatey nose. Thick and creamy medium chalky body. Maybe the all-time great porter body: sessionable but still distactingly good. Rich chocolate, cocoa, and light roast and toast notes across the mid-palate. Lovely stuff. Long, thick, sticky, clinging finish, lightly bitter. This is a great little beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2006
Bottle shared with the gang at Decemberfest 2006 -- courtesy of mr_kimchee. Labelled "The Brew Kettle Im’perle’ial Porter". Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate, some coffee and hops. Flavour of dark chocolate, roasted malt and quite a significant amount of hops in the finish. For 7.7% I found the flavour overly boozy making it a little hard to drink. Medium bodied. A little too carbonated and boozy but still a very good Porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, red-edged body with a small, wispy white head. Smell: Dark malts with a touch of scorched grains and some burnt sugar. Taste: Basically a follow-through of the aroma, with more dark malts, scorched grains, and burnt sugar, though you do get a nice hint of chocolate. Earthy, moderate bitterness to balance that lasts till the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: It’s alright, regardless of the creepy label adorning the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Growler: Poured almost opaque black with a ruby hue. The aroma is roasty and milk chocolatey with a fair amount of smokey notes. The flavor has a good amount of chocolate. Dark chocolate start and milk chocolate finish. Some roasted malt flavors as well. Hoppy flavor at the very finish with a good stiff bitterness and decent warmth. The mouthfeel is soft and almost creamy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
Chocolate, malt and hops aroma, deep brown, tiny toffee head. Flavour is chocolate with a good dose of hops,hmmm. Very bitter, medium bodied, very quaffable too. Really good. Thanks mr_kimchee!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2007
7/20/2007: Ringneck Im-Perle-ial Porter pours clear dark brown with an off-white head. Roasted malt, citrus, and alcohol tickle the nose. The flavor is is strong with roasted malt, but a somewhat misplaced (for my tastes/preferences) citrus flavor and bitterness. The hops are definitely evident in this porter. The body is medium to medium-full and quite robust on the palate. Overall this is an interesting interpretation of the style and one that hop lovers would enjoy even if they aren’t big porter fans.

Draught (7.5% ABV) at Skipper’s in Athens, Ohio during the Ohio Brew Week 2007. Rating #12 for this beer...


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