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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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King of the alley — this Imperial Porter reigns supreme with a mighty 8% Alcohol by Volume and 60 IBUs.Creamy, chocolaty sweet, with hints of coffee and Bing cherry, the Nefarious is wickedly outrageous.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gandalf39 (153) - - MAR 21, 2015
roasty, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium to full bodysticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kdm1984 (813) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Small head with minor lacing. Aroma of chocolate, booze, and some vegetal and syrupy malt off-aromas, unfortunately. Flavor: better and more complex - chocolate, booze, vegetal off-flavor, smoke, licorice, cream. Good, but could have been better. Not my favorite impy porter, and I love this style.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Keg at brewdog edinburgh. Pours black, sweet liquorice, roasty, light coffee, fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle. Color deep brown with small brown head. Aroma, roasted, malt, chocolate, some hopp. Taste roasted, malt, liqourice, hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (778) - - FEB 20, 2015
2015 bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is big umami with a bit of cat fish bait and chocolate malt. Taste is big malt and chocolate with a nice herbal hop bite. Very light semi dry mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jahshuwuh (492) - USA - FEB 20, 2015
Dark cola color with khaki colored head on the surface. Smells of umami, tomato, caramel malt. Almost has an oak barrel smell even though it's not the barrel aged version. Taste is a roasty coffee, chocolate. Nothing like how it smells. Also has a tea, tannic quality with a little spicy charred hops at the end. Not bad overall, but I don't care for the smell. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (267) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
600cl bottle shared in a snifter. Pours dark brown almost black with very little head or carbonation. Aroma is subtle chocolate and coffee with the former being more apparent in the taste. Medium mouthfeel which is perfectly suited to the 8% ABV. Flavours are of dusted milk chocolate and raisin like dried fruits. Very little bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pizd (433) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
(Bottle aged for 12 months): Pours pitch black with a mocha head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of chocolate malt, smoke, coffee, bread. Flavours are big on bready, thick treacle and malt. Dark chocolate hints on the finish, slight mellow alcohol taste too which isn’t detrimental. Perfect Christmas night beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emartell (289) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - DEC 20, 2014
Aroma algo inconsistente. Las notas que se perciben fácilmente son a chocolate principalmente y un poco a café. También se logra distinguir notas a malta tostada. En cuanto a su apariencia, el color es negro profundo, carbonatacion de media a alta, corona de espuma color café baja y de poca retención. En boca es suave, agradable, cremosa y con un intenso sabor a chocolate. Al paladar es muy sabrosa, aún que quizá un poco empalagosa. Al principio buen equilibrio, sin embargo al final destacan las notas dulces. Al principio se perciben notas cremosas e incluso lácteas. Posteriormente se percibe un ligero amargor y notas ahumadas, para finalizar con un acentuado sabor a chocolate y un poco de café. En resumen es una buena cerveza, quizá un poco fuera del estereotipo de una porter, pero con sabores muy ricos y fácil de disfrutar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (3184) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours without any sort of head. It has a very rich chocolate and cherry flavour followed by roasted coffee and more milk chocolate on the creamy tart red fruity finish.


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