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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 235   ABV: 7.85%
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The Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter is a full-bodied dark lager which draws its roots to the stronger porters of 19th Century England which would evolve into todayís stronger stouts. The porter derives tremendous complexity from the use of 8 different malts blended to balance sweet, caramel flavor with the coffeeish taste supplied by a judicious use of dark roasted malts. This brew is generously hopped with German and American hops that come to life as the beer is allowed to warm to its ideal temperature of 58-60 degrees. A great brew to add that holiday warmth and cheer to any beer loverís winter. CHEERS.


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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2005
A smooth, black velvet of a beer. A coffee-ish aroma. Textured maltiness with hints of antique leather and cigar store smokiness. Definitely a winter beer. Caramel and some chocolate lingers on. A completely pleasurable sipping experience!


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13326) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Adam of Juba, than you your highness! Deep maroon brown color, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma has burnt espresso, figs, raisins, coffee. Taste is rich, roasty chocolate and dark fruity coffee. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2308) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown, nearly black pour with a fuzzy, bubbly mocha head that perches nicely on top. Aroma of rich plums, ashy tobacco, moderate hoppage, mild coffee, a little dirty earthiness, mushroom (?), & notable roasted malts... Unique. RIch flavor of dark chocolate & cocoa beans, burnt brown sugar, light molasses & licorice, hints of sweet cream, some faint coffee beans in the finish. Hops not as noticeable on the palate. A touch of bitter ash in in the aftertaste, more likely from the heavy roast of the malts rather than the hops. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Dark chocolate with snappy finish. Comes together ok, finishes well. Good roasty carbon and light bitter finish. Some mocha. Bottle at Epic Sour Tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1806) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle shared at DC Annual Epic Sour Tasting. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, brown sugar. Tastes of caramel, dark chocolate, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
route9 (21) - milford, Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2014
the aroma was a mix of milk chocolate and coffee..the appearance was a very dark brown,not black.the mouthfeel was medium to full. the taste was a balanced blend of coffee and chocolate.it was slightly hot at first,but lost the alc. taste as it warmed.i drank it at approx 40 degrees,but let it warm to 50 degrees..much,much better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Oily black pour with light head. Sweet greasy and metallic. FInishes with some cocoa, pennies and caramel. Too sweet and a bit acrid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernesto987 (3931) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2014
A little bit of age, sweet and thin, some sweetness, itís aight but nothing special

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pour is nearly black with a khaki head that has decent retention. Aroma is big notes of dark chocolate and spice, with coffee, and roasted nuts. A bit of booze. Flavor is similar, some licorice notes, slightly boozy, a good balance of chocolate, coffee and hops. Not much lacing but they did amp up the ABV to 8.5%. Damn good beer from Bloomfield, CT!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (648) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Pours a dark black with thick light brown head. Has a rich aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste is a nice mix of chocolate, coffee, malt, and spices and finishes with a alight pomegranate/dark fruit aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Pour is dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is chocolate, spice, caramel, coffee bean, bready...Taste is nice chocolate, roast, spice, bitter, dry, coffee caramel..


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