Sierra Nevada Imperial Smoked Porter
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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ The Rake, 14 Winchester Walk, London, Greater London, England SE1 9AG.
Clear dark dark black color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, smoke - ash, wood, light chocolate, burnt notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090808]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2009
@The Rake. Deep ambery brown colour, small head. Aroma is very nutty, mildly smoked and also has some mild earthy and chocolateish notes. Flavour is nuts, chocolate, some roasted malts as well as smoke and burnt wet wood. Mild liquorice as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17348) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2009
On tap at White Horse, Parsons Green. Very dark deep ruby, virtually no head. Little bit of wood on the aroma. Fairly thinnish choc though. It’s ok, but just not particularly characterful, boozy or flavoursome. OK, no bad flavurs, but needs more balls, body and flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16195) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2009
Gravity cask@The Rake. Opaque brown color, small off-white head. Smoke and cold coffee in the nose. Mellow mouthfeel. Milk chocolate and smoke in the flavor. Lingering chocolate, tar and smoke in the aftertaste. Not very strong palate and it doesn’t feel alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Tap for Sacramento Beer Week at Swabbies on the river. Pours black with a tan head. Barmaid was shocked at the pour. Aroma is some smoke over smooth chocolate and malt. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, very smooth burnt malt, and there’s always a light wood smoke. Never noticed coffee. This is not over rauched. Just enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13314) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12939) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2009
Cask at The Rake, August 2009. Brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee and licorice with a touch of smoke. Sweet and somewhat thin flavour, fruity and roast with a mild wood smoke note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Brewvival 2015 Trip #81. Keg at Brewvival. Pours near black with a thin fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong smoke, chocolate, mild roasted malt, vanilla and whiskey. The taste is chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon and a smoky finish. Medium bodied, well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
On-tap at Mr. Goodbar. Opaque black with off-white head.Lots of georgious lace. Smoke aroma, yes this is what I want. Creamy smoke flavour yet balanced with bitterness. Some chocolate and mollasses. Above average mouthfeel. Superior good drinking porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009
Date: January 26, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Metropolis
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: rich dry chocolate aroma with lots of woody hickory smoke character
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of earthy smoke, touch of peat, just enough sweetness to balance the earthy smoke and bring out the chocolate, long smokey and bitter finish
Overall: a wonderful big smokey porter in league with the big dogs

Date: June 26, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
this beer still kicks ass even on a hot Georgia night sitting by the bottle cooler spitting out waves of heat

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

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