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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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King of the alley ó 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Black; in no way, shape, or form is this transparent. Luxcious foam the color of a dusty lane... Smell bing cherries, and raspberry fudge cake; razzleberry juice and cocoa. Taste fruit bombs that drop right into smokey bakerís chocolate. Sour tingle, and faint wheat grass juice reminds me of bright clover honey. Itís beautiful the way the flavors swirl up an alcohol vapor in the mouth, and combine aroma and flavor into one large bite of raspberry/bing cherry ganache.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2004
mmm... what a treat after a tons of boring pale lagers! Very dark brown body, small tan head. Roasty aroma, some brandy notes. Very roasted flavor, alcohol, licorice and dry fruits. mmm... good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jeppe (2631) - ōlbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2004
Dark brown colored with a thick light brown head. Mostly sweet malty aroma with some bitter hoppy tones. Also notes of chocolate and caramel. Good roasted flavor with malt, fruit and plenty of bitter hops. Tasty and well balanced. An easy drinkable and very nice porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10140) - SÝborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2004
Bottled: Oh man. Another Baltic Porter in the book. Nice, me like. Red/brown coloured. Light brown head. Aroma has coffeenotes, some light roastyness and smoke. Flavour is light chocolatish, full of coffe, roastyness, alcahol and some liqourice. Ends on a bitter sweet note. Definately a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
A red brown beer with a light brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of coffee, alcohol, roasted malt, and some chocolate. The flavor is sweet on a dry background with notes of coffee, wood, chocolate, and alcohol. The finish is like bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5966) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2005 Rerate--- Not as impressive this time around, seem thinner and not as powerful on the palate, still it a darn good Impy Porter-------&# I wish I had bought two bottles because this is one rocking brew! Pours to a near opaque hue with a very nice creamy tan head and above average lace. The aroma has notes of bittersweet mocha, espresso, smoky burnt malts, aromatic malts, a slight berryish twang, and some pipe tobacco esters with a touch of phenols. The taste starts extremely malty with a lot of chocolate and nutty overtones followed by some sublime fruity and bready notes. The finish displays a long lasting smoky and bitter (hops and coffee like) combination which nicely offsets the sweetness at the beginning. There a twangy finish, mostly for the hidden but not completely missing alcohol content. Itís smooth but then snaps at you at the end. This beer has full balance and very good depth. Adding to your pleasure is a nice looking bottle that was wax dipped. Recommended if you are in Colorado or can trade. Damn it again, I should have gotten two bottles!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
Well looking back at my notes I wonder if I was feeling under the weather or something - my final coment was that it is "Too big." Usually that is exactly what I would want in a porter. Creamy tan head on a basically black body.Malty and a little smokey but mostly chocolately. flavour stays true to aromas but adds in some coffee and sweetness. Bitter long aftertaste. I think I want to try it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Having had Skaís standard Ten Pin Porter and really liking it, I often pondered why Ska didnít do any big beers in bombers. When suddenly I got a call from the rep telling me the new Nefarious Imperial Porter from Ska was out and that it was bottled in a bomber! Awesome news! This means that Ska could do a barley wine? An Imperial Stout? A DIPA? Iíd love to see those as well. Ok, the beer. Wax on the top. Cool. Like Makers Mark. Pours black with ruby highlights. At first, the head is a very surprising dark tan but then changes colors throughout the bomber until it finally decides on a standard white. Quite odd. Lace is exceptable. Nose is very sweet. Tons of coffee that also seems to be very dry. This is a big beer and exactly what I was hoping for. Caramel base with tons of different chocolate (dry, dark and milk). Some maple and cashews as well. Magestic. The hop profile is descent. Itís oily and floral and does balanced this very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6211) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Bottle pours dark brown, nearly black, with dark plum hues, large foamy tannish head, with attractive lacing. † Sweet cocoa on the nose... very much unlike the dry unsweetened version I get with many other Porters/Stouts. † Notes of chocolate malts as well. † Soy, semi-sweet chocolate, light hops, coffee beans, and minor figs as I begin. † Fairly smooth, especially as it warms up a bit. † Full body and mouthfeel. † Slightly bitter finish, with coffee beans and figs in the aftertaste. † Fairly tasty! † Thanks goes out to pdee for the trade!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Appearance: an impressive bottle, waxed-dipped as only one other beer that I know of is, and that one I consumed shortly after this,( although this has a blue wax). The fearsome figure on the label is no less scary a mascot than that for the Dark Lord, a skeleton, wrapped in regal red robes, gritting his ghastly teeth, clutching a bowling-pin sceptre..wait, thatís more comical than frightening...Still, gotta love it, and also, gotta love this slogan: "We use the finest malt, hops, yeast, water and love." They use the finest love, really? I hope itís better than all that other crappy love Iíve seen and done already! AH! But the beer...dark brown, with reddish highlights, with a fizzy, tan head. Aroma, deep espresso tones, rich, resplendent, full as any great porter should be. Taste: neat little bitter hops bite on board the palate, jump back, then fade, till the malt falls forward, lush, rich, chocolatey...and, wait! do I detect a note of banana? Oddly, I do...a bit of citrus, orange, even, definite fruit, some dark ones, cherries, figs, grapes, ....all put together, itís a magnificent thing, smooth& flavorful, creamy & satisfying, with a lush, full finish, this is a serious porter that seriously rewards the drinker. Very nice, and I only wish I could try it again, and again...

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