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RATINGS: 749   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 15, 2010
Cola like pour, not super dark. The head was tan, creamy and short. The aroma was chocolate and slightly burnt malts. The burnt quality carried over to the flavor. Some chocolate sweetness tried to pull it up out of its one-dimensional nosedive, but sadly this one didn’t do much for me. The mouthfeel, like the pour was lighter than one would expect.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8467) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Tap at Monks. Poured near black with a thick, dense, brown head that had okay retention but refused to lace. Aroma was a little oxidized with lots of red delicious apple slices. Taste was sweet, fairly rich with milk chocolate, slight roast. Overall light-bodied and creamy on the palate. Pretty powerful carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a dark shade of brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. The taste is of sweet caramel, molasses, bitter hops, some chocolate and vanilla. The mouthfeel was a bit light and the alcohol was therefore noticeable. Not a bad beer flavorwise, but I was hoping for something a little stronger with the word ’Imperial’ in the name.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3950) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 2/27/11

Aroma: The nose is fairly subtle with notes of roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and coffee
Appearance: The pour is basically black, with slight hints of red and brown, and a small beige head
Flavor: The flavor is similar to the note, roasted, light sweetness, minimal bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium (leaning light for the style), smooth feel, soft carbonation
Overall Impression: Overall, this beer is solid, but not particularly exciting. I’m not sure what it is missing, but it is definitely lacking something. It’s not a huge knock by any means, this beer is quite drinkable, but it just doesn’t come off to me as top notch. I would drink this one again, but I wouldn’t rush out for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3223) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a decent light tan head. The nose has some alcohol, roasted malt, and a slight vegetal note. The flavor is slightly roasty but mostly flat with some mineral notes and bitterness on the back end. A slight ashy note comes out as the beer warms. Medium body with average carbonation leading to a slightly burnt finish. I wasn’t real impressed with this one. I certainly wouldn’t consider it rich and got no notes of chocolate, caramel or toffee. It’s okay, but not one I would go back to.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 30, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Pretty simple flavor, not particularly complex or notable. Just ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Lots of dark fruit aromas, muddy more than silky. Pretty average porter, lacks the soft pillowy feel of top shelf porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Pours dark, dense brown with a short head. Nose of roasted malts and barnyard goodness. Medium sweet, roasty, black coffee bitter flavor. Medium body, average carbonation, thin-sticky texture, and a very roasty bitter finish. True to the style but could be more dynamic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2005
04.16.05 Brewtopia ’05 Bomber. Black, small head. Pretty hoppy in a floral way. Roasty. Not an exciting beer, and much more bitter than seems necessary for the style, cocoa bitterness at times. Lots of caramel, vanilla, feels too thin. Not what I had hoped for. I sampled this one twice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Bomber from Pabobcat. Pours a dark brown color with light tan head. Nose is roasty and lightly salty. Flavor contains roasty flavors, some light chocolate and a velvety touch.

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