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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2003
Deep, dark color with soy in the nose. Chocolate, a little smoke, and dark malts present in a nice balance. Chocolately sweetness at the finish. Lots of malt and little hop presence. Alcohol hidden completely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2610) - GERMANY - MAR 9, 2003
Big sweet balsamic vigear-like nose, opague black color, low tight tan head. Thin malty body with strong tastes of roasted cocoa beens. Clean alcohol-laden finish with maybe some latent coffee and tobacco tones. Big, complex porter. Slamfastic! Great sipping beer for dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Dark brown color with a thick tan head. Rich soy, plum and brown sugar aroma. Taste of sweet brown sugar and roasted malt in the body. Smooth, robust palate masks the alcohol quite well. Great complexity and balance make this a very enjoyable and flavorful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 9, 2004
This porter pours with an opaque black body topped by a thick, brown head wtih good lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and full of mocha notes. A slight sourness lingers in the background. The flavor is slightly sweet yet bitter, malty and roasty with very slight mocha notes and a hint of sourness. Full bodied, smooth and oddly numbing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Dark brown in color with a moderate sized tan head. Poor head retention but the lacing wasn’t as issue. Smelled of molasses, toffee, almonds, chocolate, coffee and a hint of raspberries. This beer starts out nice. The mid-palate gets a little worse and then the finish is just plain poor. A thin body with poor mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2003
UPDATED: APR 6, 2011 2001. Deep brown. Musty, coffee and smoke flavor. Old leather and old clothes aroma. Quite smooth and milky, flavors of amaretto and rum. Sweet and sickly at times. Very dry palate, corrosive. Sweet alcohol and amaretto, with a slightly hoppy and stouty character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2005
Marshmello, raisons, chocolat malt, and a little carmelized date. Deep brown body with a thick oily tan head. Touches of mollases in the mouth with roasted grainieness and some herbal hops, and a touch of toffee. Finishes grainy and chocolaty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2004
2001, interesting aroma, chocolate malts, some hops, a hint of english hops... mahogany in appearance, with a tan head. the taste is of deep chocolate malts mixed with brown ale narstiness, the english hops adds a definitive dry note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2003
Aroma dominated by cohocoate, English hops, and a distinictive "brown ale" smell. Appearance is a dark mahogany - excellent. Flavor is somewhat thin up front but shows itself in the finish with a deep chocolately taste as well as some hoppiness. Overall it is somewhat thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 1, 2003
Some roastiness, toffee, dark chocolate and a slight sourness in the aroma. Ebony in color, fine head. Roasty, sweet, chocolate flavor profile, some breadiness, dark cherry-berry fruitiness, caramel and coffee. Roasty finish, almost grainy but sweet throughout. Some faint spicy hop flavors here as well. This bottle was a little old but it's obviously a quality beer.

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