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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


fidelis83's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, light roast, and berry notes in the aroma. Flavor is ashy char, chocolate, roast, booze, light pine and odd fruity esters. Strangely light on the palate with a slick feel until the astringent, boozy finish. Didn’t really do it for me, seems sloppy and a little too boozy for an 8% Imperial Porter, not that it is necessarily too boozy for the style, but the other components should stand up to it better, seems almost watered down.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1491) - 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 (717) - - 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 (454) - 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 (221) - 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 (267) - 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 (2740) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3427) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Cocoa and chocolate milky taste. Brown head. Smooth. Poured from 22 oz at home. Good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bomber, aged 6 months. Dark mahogany color, clearish, with a smedium head with biggish bubbles. Medium appetizing aroma, somewhat complex roasted notes. Burnt malty taste, nothing that spectacular, a little boring actually. Palate has is a resinous, heavy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5879) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2014
Shared bottle. Pours pitch black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is malty, light roasted, chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet, chocolate and and coffee. Smooth lingering.


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