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Sierra Nevada Imperial Smoked Porter

Sierra Nevada Imperial Smoked Porter
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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2062) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Draft at Tap n Handle. Black with a light brown head and lacing. Smoky malty roasted aroma, light spice. Similar flavor with a medium to full body and a smoky finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (8963) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Tap @ Tap and Handle Fort Collins. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head and nice lacing. Burnt woody, dark chocolate, fresh wood, a bit smoky aroma. Burnt, smore, dark chocolate, woody, herbal flavor. Yum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
9/3/12. On tap at Kickback’s - 2009 vintage. Rich black pour with a nice kahki head that sticks forever and laces plenty. Rich ash, coffee, and a touch of fruitiness in the aroma. Rich ashy flavor as well with just a touch of smoke, sweetness, and roasted coffee. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2523) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2012
BCTC bottle. 2 finger head, no lacing. Toffee dark brown appearance. Smell is smoked malts, some honey and campfire. Some nuttiness. Taste is sweet but the smoke dominates this. Hints of penny taste like copper. Hints of charcoal and birch wood. Sweet on the back-end.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2012
On tap at churchkey. Super smoky nose. Flavor is more muted, the nice porter under the smoke comes out. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at CK. Decent mocha foam pour atop near black. Savory nose with dark cherries, subtle sausage, licorice. Taste is rich with baked black cherries, dry wood tannins, tangy acid, moving in the finish to a bit too much maple and brown sugar sweetness. Right on the edge of being too cloying. Smoked character is quite muted for style.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Draft. Clear dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, smoked meat, some caramel, light bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some smoke, light bittersweet chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 4, 2012
On tap at Churchkey for the tap takeover. Black pour with a great tan head. Awesome smoked salmon and bacon notes with roasty chocolate and caramel in the background. Thick rich mouthfeel with a dry roasty finish; smoke is pervasive throughout. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3561) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Draft @ Brass Tap: Poured a deep black with a tan color head. Aroma is smoke on a soft chocolate base with roasted malt as well. Very nice smoke front that leaves way to a nice malt and chocolate finish. Just edgy enough to not overpower the palate with smoke, but seemed to draw you back for more sips.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Sampled at Brewvival 2012. Dark clear brown pour with ample dark tan head. Lightly smokey roastiness on the aroma. A bit of burntness, some ham, some bacon, chocolate. Foamy carbonation. Good, not great. Not really that impressed, but that could have been due to the number of other amazing beers I had throughout the day.


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