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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3066) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5703) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1130) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (552) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
I had this on tap at the brewery. A very good porter. Smooth and easy drinking. Good stuff

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
makyo (52) - Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2012
My uncultured mouth thinks this is pretty good except it has a really dry boring cocoa aftertaste which it seems to me so many chocolatey beers have but then turn out to just be shallowly cocoa. But that isn't to say you shouldn't have some. This is nice in every other way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TizzleJizzle (626) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Aroma of roasted and toasted dark malts. Perfect pour, dark brown, almost black, with a monster tan head, and great lacing. U salivating? Cus I am lol. Anyways, in your face taste of coffee, caramel, cereal, nutty malts. Overall, great brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6312) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black, no head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cpices. Taste is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4521) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
At Avery’s 2012 Strong Ale Fest. black with a light khaki head. Great aroma of dark chocolate malt, slight smokiness, almost has an aroma like English sausage. Taste was rich and sweet with dark chocolaty malt, some pale grain, gentle hop bitterness, and a mild touch of mocha java. Neat, but something just isn’t doing it for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Appearance: Pours root beer brown with a thin ring around the edge. Aroma: Walnuts chocolate, oats, caramel popcorn. Taste: Roast, chocolate, nuts. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel: Dry for an imperial with modest soft carbonation. Overall: A very balanced decadent big porter.This would pair well with some chocolate covered nuts.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Dark, slightly tan head. A good light porter that has decent chocolate flavors to it. The bitterness is not overdone.


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