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Twisted Pine Northstar Imperial Porter

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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Our Imperial Porter is a deep, robust ale brewed with only the finest ingredients. This winter seasonal has a full-bodied chocolate malty flavor with steady sweetness and a slight warming sensation. It pours black with a creamy brown head. Cellarable for 4+ years.

Awards: World Beer Cup Silver - Other Strong Ale or Lager - 2006
Colorado State Fair Silver - 2008
Colorado State Fair Gold - 2010


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3252) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Un bomber partagé par Patrick. Une belle robe brune foncée presque noire. Un nez de chocolat agrémenté de fruit rouge. Très invitant. Une bouche soyeuse tout en chocolat. Une finale pas sucée mais douce. Très bon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3347) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Une mousse kaki flotte sur un liquide complètement noir. Les parfums de cette concoction prennent quelques minutes pour se dévoiler. Café, fruits et cacao forment un trio solide. Les saveurs me plaisent bien. Le chocolat est concentré tandis que le café a un goût fruité. En bouche, j’apprécie le corps huileux et le doux pétillement. En finale, le chocolat laisse au fond de ma gorge une amertume et quelques notes vanillées. Une proposition intéressante et assez facile à boire.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 8/15/14

Aroma: The aroma is sweet and malty, molasses, some roasted coffee, and chocolate
Appearance: Poura a dark brown color with a medium brown head and light lace
Flavor: The taste is mid-sweet up-front with a roasty, lightly bitter close
Palate: The body is medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a mild heat on the finish
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid example of the style. There’s a good, solid mix of malty flavors here, with a little bitterness for balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4146) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a nice thick chocolatey note, some light coffee/smokiness, and some caramel and dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of it all. Smoother texture. A pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3839) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2014
650 ml. Opaque black with a lasting quarter inch of foam. Mild nose of blackberry, cookie dough and apple. Taste is a smooth blend of graham cracker, slightly tart blackberry, prune, caramel and dry cocoa. A hint of char and espresso on the lingering finish. Medium-heavy body is silky smooth with low-medium carbonation. No hint of the 9.1% and has a nice balance making it dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (610) - - MAR 8, 2014
Bomber. 2012 vintage cellared for approximately 1.5 years. Sweet dark fruit aroma with dark chocolate notes. Pours black with a thin mocha head and some lacing. Starts with rich dark fruit flavors followed by a hint of booze in the chocolate notes in the smooth, creamy finish. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4199) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
22oz bomber from Xroads. Poured a medium density black body with some lighter super dark brown edges and a smaller sized foamy mocha colored head. Aroma/flavor is sweet, sugary dark chocolate, dark fruits, figs, raisins, dough, dark berries, chocolate syrup. Medium body with softer carbonation and a lingering sweet aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1843) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours black with tan head and decent lacing. Aromas are coffee and a touch of chocolate. Flavors are roasted malt, coffee, not a lot of sweetness. Shine booze. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (652) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: brown head, black color, good lacing. Aroma: floral, nut, cranberry or other berry fruit. Palate: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Taste: nice sweetness, slight bitter finish. Overall, very good with a unique aroma. Stand out beer in my opinion.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Forgettable. Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!


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