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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Our imperial, Baltic-style porter is inspired by the strong, dark brews exported from Great Britain to Eastern Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. Rich and flavorful with upfront notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2008
What a beer, I loved it. It had a black body with tan head. It was simply delightful, with a gentle chocolate taste, and somehow there was almost a little cherry taste to it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinvboyer (3139) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
Aroma is very smokey, it dominated the aroma. There are some subtle notes of chocolate, and toffee, and a touch of coffee. Flavour is very nice, robust dark fruit notes mixed in with bitter chocolate, and smoke, lots and lots of smoke. There is some nice bready, biscuity malt in the finnish, with a googd amount of bitterness with a touch of alcohol. VERY NICE!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dscales22 (10) - - DEC 25, 2012
Great taste. 7.2% black ale. A little heavy on the stomach. Would definitely buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Slightly roasted with some fig in the aroma. Nice fluffy eggshell head sits on top a garnet black body. Slightly watery but the mouthfeel gains as it warms. Flavors abound with chocolate and raisins, smoky malts, slight hop bitterness and a bit of alcohol at the finish. This is a very nice brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Surprisingly delightful after a very disappointing White. Huge explosion of chocolate and hops in the nose. Reddish brown, almost black, with a small beige hiead that vanishes and leaves good lacing. Big round mouthfeel, with good carbonation. Taste of chocolate and sweet malt, toffee, sourness, citrus hops, and a long bitter finish. This is a great porter, not a bad stout, which is what so many porters seem to be!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Bottle. Pours a completely opaque brown with decent brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and licorice. Taste is full with caramel, chocolate, and a little salt. Mouthfeel is very creamy and warming. This is an excellent porter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 11, 2007
(22 oz. bottle (labelled "XXII Reserve" via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=1 target=blank>jimmack , thanks Jim!, cellared for 10 mos. after trade) This is one nice beer...Pours dark, dark mocha brown with a very thin tan head that pretty much stays. Rich aroma of grape, semi-sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is smooth and elegant. Feels full until it reaches close to room temp. and then thins out. Nice thin rings and webs of lacing. Flavor is charred, grapey, semi-sweet, milk and bitter chocolate and light coffee. Wonderful flavor. Has a very warming and comforting feel. Alcohol well-hidden. Pleasurable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
This Imperial Porter is a gorgoeus mocha with lovely sweet notes on the nose. The palate has coffee and bitter dark chocolate. The finish goes a long long wsy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2008
22 oz. bottle - purchased at new beer in NYC; pours thin cola brown with quickly fading tan head; aromas are very sweet and alcohol is obvious despite "only" being 7.2%; aromas of candy, toffee and mocha; the sweetness is the key word here; wow, first sip is just divine; body is definitely on the thin side (being a baltic), but full of flavor; toffee and candy dominate over the coffee and/or chocolate of other imperials porters; and just a touch of smoke; due to some other Southampton letdowns, my expectations were lowered for this and that made it even more enjoyable; i like the imperial baltic porter angle rather than the standard imperial porters that are borderline stouts in flavor and texture; this retains all the flavor with a thin, smooth body; something i might aim from in a future homebrew batch

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 13, 2009
alright alright... . so meaty on the onset, pretty smooth . . .nice roast level .. . lacing is great . . yummy stuff, a roastier baltic .. . great stuff i must say .. .


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