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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 274   ABV: 9.15%
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• Rooted from the original purveyor of integral ale
• Beer Type: Imperial London Porter


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (2583) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle - Can’t remember who shared this one. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is cocoa powder with dry roasty malt. Taste is dry malt with a chocolatey medium roast malt base. A bit of sweet malt in there. Medium-bodied with nice carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2155) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12oz bottle shared at a local tasting, pours a really dark brown with a thin off white head, the aroma has a good amount of chocolate mixed in with some dark fruit and vanilla too, the flavor has a nice sweet front end with a little bit of chocolate in the finish, pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (2302) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Coffee, malty, chocolate, figs, raisins aroma with nice vanilla notes. Licorice, malty, chocolate flavour with a bit too much alcohol taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen. Black beer with a quite nice beige/brownish head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, cocoa powder, licorice, cream, vanilla notes, cigarettes, hay, raisins and figs. Roasted chocolate flavor, tobacco, peat, hay, licorice, vanilla notes. Peat finish with tobacco, licorice, dark chocolate, some figs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Yes yes yes. Thick, rich, very dark, sexy. Smooth, a little spice, choc, that winey coffee thing you get with a good porter. Some chew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Timbo
Appearance: Pours black with a medium sized dark tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, rich chocolate, coffee and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, grainy, dark roast coffee and chocolate
A nice rich porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A sweet biscuity-chocolaty porter without much personality and lacking in the mouthfeel department. Just a decent beer overall.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when around 6 months of age. Bottle from sarro, thanks a lot Kyle.
The look: Black body topped by a persistent small tan head.
In long: Nose is medium roasty and some chocolaty pastry. Malt bill brings forward a strong grainy cookies sensation, chocolate cookies, caramel cookies. Also noted some char, a bit of coffee, some wet tobacco. A thick juicy mouthfeel sensation but without almost any fruity flavors. Low-medium carbonation level, could have used more bubbles. For a near 9% brew I thought this stale juicy mouthfeel was unsatisfying. A mild bittersweet black chocolate bitterness. Feels rather sweet. Alcohol is mostly well hidden. Nothing bad in this beer but also nothing remarkable. Well brewed but unexciting, a straightforward big black beer that I found inoffensively drinkable, something’s missing. In nowadays beer scene this beer seems trailing behind a bit, old-fashioned and behind its time this beer should be called Republican Porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (483) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. This is an excellent porter. Rich dark color. Great malt chocolate aroma. Very thin head. Nice bite and not too bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours a deep brown black with a light brown full head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. This beer is a strong dry sipper. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (1732) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours dark black with thin mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and dark chocolate.Taste is roasted malt, burnt toffee, light coffee and cocoa.


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