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RATINGS: 187   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2159) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours a thick opaque black from the bottle with dissipating tan head and very light lacing. Aroma of chocolate, slight soy and roast, and a small boozy back end. Taste follows, less chocolate, a hint of earthiness, and no real booziness. Thin on the mouth, which is supposedly what I am to expect with the difference between an imperial porter and imperial stout. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
December 30th, 2011 - Arriving a little later and further down the line in my Twised Pine tasting sampler is the Northstar Imperial Porter. In the background of the photo of the beer, you can see a discarded, empty basket that held some kind of breaded or fried snack. Iím glad we filled our bellies with something greasy first, because the Northstar is a heavyweight pugilist when it comes to flavor. The aroma is thick with sweet, syrupy malt and fig, belying a quiet, creeping flavor. Itís silent at first, then pounces with pounds of sweet dark fruits: figs and raisins blanketed in brown sugar. Itís neither too dark nor too bitter, and features a nice boozy edge with a delightful aftertaste worthy of a dessert. A few sips confirm a developing opinion - this is definitely a highlight of the taster tray, and shows off how well Twisted Pine can brew the dark stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 28, 2013
Shared bomber. Pours almost black with a small biege head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and molasses. Rich and warming. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (736) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bomber poured a very dark reddish brown, near black, with a dark brown quickly diminishing head and good lacing. Medium aroma of molasses, dark bread, prunes, chocolate, and sweetened coffee. Initial flavor light bitter with a moderate bitter finish of long duration. Tastes are licorice, soy sauce, molasses, unsweetened chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and resin. Full bodied, soft carbonation, and light alcoholic feel in the finish. This beer is sweet in the nose but hides the sweetness in the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4177) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
The aroma is very toasted with chocolate, coffee, chicory, vanilla, and burnt rye bread. The appearance is dark brown with a thin head. Te taste is like the aroma. The palate would be thick if this was properly carbonated. Over a nice I/porter but under carbonation hurts it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2926) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Very rich and smooth with a clean finish. Slight toasted with a strong malt content. Getting some mild cocoa flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled on 10/11/2012 at GABF. This Imperial Porter pours a medium black color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and sweet. A medium to full bodied Imperial Porter. The malts are chocolate and coffee and sweet. The hops are earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice roasty malts with a very smooth finish. There is also a touch of vanilla at the finish. Very nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (2988) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. Bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit flavors with some roasted malts, and hints of licorice. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop (my annual obligatory visit to kick the tires) - 22 oz bombers. Pours a jet black with a thin but stick khaki colored head. Heavy aroma with some strong black earth accents, a hint of unsweetened dark chocolate. Flavor is bold, nice licorice accents, some hints of espresso, back end of unsweetened bitter dark chocolate. NIce thick viscous mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised....especially considering where I bought it...things tend to "age" here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1021) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours near black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, molasses, and a bit of coffee. Taste is sweet chocolate, caramel, a little smoke, and just a bit of bitterness at the end. Coffee aftertaste. Silky texture with faint alcohol warming on the way down. Pretty good.

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