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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
JLS Release #16: Imperial Porter ~ for summer you ask? Why the hell not! This is not your average porter, this is not Mocha Porter. This is a huge mouthful of malt and hops. It has notes of bitter rich chocolate and hints of tar. A new hop variety called Summit was used to give it the perfect hop balance. This Porter is the Creme de la Creme! Unfiltered, Unrefined, Uncompromised. Imperial Porter is brewed with two row pale, Munich, dark crystal, chocolate and black malts; and 100% Summit hops. Original Gravity @ 18.7 degrees plato, Finishing Gravity @ 4.75 degrees plato,

MBison's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle 750ml Swing-top. Poured black with a good sized, frothy, light brown head which lasted well. Strong notes of fruity hops in the aroma with notes of grapefruit, pineapple, overripe peaches, hop resins, caramel malts, light notes of chocolate and hints of earthy leather. Flavor was a good tropical hop bitterness with toffee malts, caramel, passionfruit, pineapple rings in syrup, overripe nectarines, light roasted notes, touch of chocolate and hop resins in the finish. Very well hidden alcohol content. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation, a dry/hoppy mouthfeel, somewhat syrupy texture and a long finish. This one seemed a little everywhere IMO – seemed like the result of pouring half a bottle of Imperial IPA into half a bottle of a good quality Foreign Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jabah (386) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
One of my overall favorites. A hardcore beer. Smooth and crisp for a porter...very clean finish. Dark brown-copper color....decent carbonation with mocha head. Not too hoppy nor bitter...like a porter should be. It’s always tough paying this kind of price, but worth it if splitting with a friend or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10116) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"is the new Summit hop not enough to balance. this beer was ok but smaller than i was expecting. Marin’s, Full Sail’s, & Gonzo are all quite a bit better. Needs more IBUs and body, but the choclatey aroma and roasted flavor is quite nice. Definitely not worth the price for the ceramic 750, though."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niday2288 (115) - - MAR 31, 2013
Nose is beautiful with roasted malt, brown sugar and molasses. Pour is thick and black. Taste is nice with hints of roasted malt, chocolate, an coffee. Mouthfeel is medium while the taste is similar to an imperial stout, the porter isn't nearly as thick. Overall very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Draft offering..dark black with slight brown head..as stated bitter chocolate and some tar in nose and profile..decent porter style offering..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2012
2008 bottle. Pours very dark with a bit of a head when forced and then quickly dissipates. Nose is chocolate with subtle soy sauce which I couldn’t immediately identify but identified after reading another review...couldn’t find it in the taste however. Taste was mostly coffee, malt and dry hop finish. Overall nice beer although not exactly what I expected of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Shared with Chicago Mike and Dan. Soft chocolate aromas. Soft chocolate flavor. Overall a pretty decent porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
2008 Bottle. Pours Jet black with a foamy coffee colored head. Light lacing. Surprising amount of hops and alcohol in the nose. Roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate dominate the flavor, with a dry hoppy finish. Medium body, Reminds me of a Barley Wine that needs to age. But very unique. I see a lot ratings talking about hops....Maybe this aged too much to taste them?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a deep black with a nice mocha head with a bit of staying power, especially for the style. The nose brings forward some roasted malt and coffee as well as some light chocolate and a bit of booze. The flavor is booze, roasted chocolate, and some dark malt. Medium to full body with good carbonation and some alcohol. Drinks fairly well, but is a bit boozy. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-24-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
Dark porter bubbly good sized head near medium carbonation more below it aroma vanilla chocolate caramel liccorice very smooth mocca coffee touch flavour coffee vanilla chocolate not rich liccorice mild not sweet porter caramel taste finish vanilla milky taste very smooth more sweet than bitter average porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shirazamataz (3) - subiaco, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2011 does not count
Holly Fuck, I cracked this little baby with a well known wine maker mate of mine from McLaren Vale SA Australia who thought we had justed opened up a bottle of liquid vegimite. Probably not the right beer to start his introduction into the Rogue range. However it was f’n excellent. Bigger than Johnny Holmes it wasnt till day 3 that I realised what the complexity was all about. Thank you Rogue you have a new desciple. Cheers Marty

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