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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Our first Sand Creek Special Reserve release. Inspired by the finest brewing traditions from around the world, these rich, hearty, limited edition releases are crafted from our brewmaster’s own special recipes. This imperial porter is rich and malty with a very dark brown hue.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2008
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of berries and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, berries, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter finish with strong notes of chocolate and light coffee notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Pours a clear, dark brown with a warm tint of red and a dense, cappuchinoish head leaving a neat lacework. Sweetish, somewhat peppery hop aroma. Medium body, a little low in carbonation with a very smooth mouthfeel. Notes of caramel and nuts - perhaps a little coffee also. A subdued bitterness. 171107

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2007
Black color; big creamy head. Mild and milky aroma of roasted malt. Good body strength; good mix of flavors, with caramel and chocolate malt, but maybe the roasted malt wins over them; the flavor is still quite sweet, even if the bitterness is correct; a bit dusty. In the end, there is more a milky roasted malt aftertaste. Very balanced brew, good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11328) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks General_Gao) Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some Bourbon, coffee. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some vanilla/Bourbon. Sticky medium-full body, very low carbonation.

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
Date: 08/19/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Ticker Tasting

clear dark brown with ruby edges, fine tan head, streaks of lace, rich milk chocolate aroma with a slight sweet fruity edge, creamy body, rich chocolate flavor, touch of sweetness to bring out the chocolate, light dry bitterness,

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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2008
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted malty and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium dark chocolate bittersweet flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark and sits pitch black in my glass. Mid-sized, ultra creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is vanilla first, then chocolate and hints of cola, sassafras, minerally hops and coffee. The flavor provides sweet milk chocolate, bitter cocoa and spent coffee grounds. Full-bodied and velvety with restrained carbonation. Finishes chocolaty, medium burnt and moderately bitter. Thanks go out to ughsmash for providing the bottle of this world class brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with red edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, and caramel. Tastes of chocoalte, roast, caramel, and had a light coffee finish. Smooth body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2009
A very good porter, thick and black. Chocolate and mollasses. Very drinkable, satisfying, a bit on sweet side.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with ruby hues and a clingy-laicng dark tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and chocolate malts with a hint of dark fruits. Body starts with nice fullness and sweet, sticky caramel and dark chocolate flavor with a touch of raisins and roasty coffee toward the slightly drier and more bitter finish. A nice, complex and balanced imperial porter.


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