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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


fatty's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Pours black with huge tan head. Aroma is milk chocolate, light coffee. Flavor is coffee, cocoa. Medium palate.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bomber from the brewery. Pours rich dark brown with a fizzy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like chocolate, creamy, roasted malt with light smoke, and some roasted coffee. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dark chocolate, roasted malt with light smoke, and nutty roasted coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown. Aroma is heavy milk chocolate, faint roast, some dark fruit and booze notes, and faint earthy hops. Flavor is slick and creamy with heavy chocolate notes, faint dark fruit sweetness, and a dry woody finish. Full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8431) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
Bottled. Sweet, lager-like nose, smooth, chocolate, berries. Easy drinking with lots of cocoa and some berries. Comes across like a Baltic Porter all the way.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (438) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Dark brown, almost black, with a good bit of light beige head. Chocolatey aroma, also some nice roasted malts. Taste is also rich chocolate. Nice smooth feel and finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1088) - - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber. Rich chocolate aroma with roasted malt, coffee and some licorice notes. Pours black with a thin but retentive light brown head with excellent lacing. Starts with rich chocolate and licorice flavors with a good medium body and rich mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with excellent roasted malt flavor with a bit of coffee. Nice porter!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle from GBBF 2015 and drunk at home. Black beer with thick lasting tan head. Dark chocolate, some dark fruits. smoothish in the mouth, some tar, touch of liquorice. Finish has more of the same. It’s ok, but doesn’t completely wow me. Hides ABV well. Some warmth on the finish. Malty. Brown bread. Some dark cherry. It’s fine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Chocolate notes. Average heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. not so roasted.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (426) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2015
22 oz bottle. Pours black with a decent one-finger tan head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of alcohol, milk chocolate, molasses, and coffee with a decent bit of citrus hop coming through as well. Upon tasting, a big boozy alcohol hits initially followed by somewhat bitter milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, black licorice, dates, and citrus hops cutting through all that to make their presence known. Big lingering finish of milk chocolate, licorice and those hops. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft to average carbonation. Just an excellent imperial porter! Ska proves once again that they are one of the premier breweries in the US! Excellent job!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1928) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from systembolagert, Sweden. Smooth chocolate aroma with a small tuch of coffey. Chrystgal malt sweetness blended with chocolate. A bit thinn b

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized light brown head. Nose is syrupy with some roasted malt. The flavour is surprisingly hoppy; herbal, honey with the malt more in the background giving notes of molasses, grain, dark dried fruit, toffee. Also some earth and wood in there. Medium/full body, oily texture, ok carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Feels a bit syrupy and unrefined.


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