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RATINGS: 185   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9614) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Bottled. Thx doodler for this. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of liqourice, sweetness, chocolate, coconut, Spice. Flavour of sweetness. Roast, liqourice, caramel SMS then some. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet and light roasted note. Pleasant. Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2011
22oz bomber split at tasting. Opaque black, oily non-head. Malty, smoky, chocolate aroma. Sweet and mellow like a Porter, but a little sweet in it’s imperialness. A touch watery, Twisted Pine style. Not exactly World Class, but still enjoyable stuff. Quite mellow, with big chocolate tones. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Pours black with a slight tan head and little lacing. Aroma of roast, wood, chocolate, and pancake syrup. The taste is definitely sweeter than expected, and chocolatey, with a distinct molasses-like character. A very minimal bitterness peeks out at the end. The body is full and creamy. Quite nice, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7103) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to Cavie. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of roasted chocolate malts, vanilla and roasted coffee. Taste of roasted chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted black malt and light alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
22oz bottle. Nice black colored brew with some tan head. Roasted malt and slight chocolate aromas - taste is sweet and smooth. ABV is well hidden. This is a very tasty Imperial Porter that I will be drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3870) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Shared by turdferguson. Pours a viscous dark black with some light and one finger of creamy mocha tan head. The nose is sweet and chocolaty, kind of papery and leafy. Imperial Guinness? Flavor is similar. Chalky and chocolaty with a good bit of residual sugar. Full bodied with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (3910) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle from Thirdeye11. Thanks Chad! Dark, dark brown with a sudsy tan head. Nose is sweet. Lighly oxidized caramelized sugar, light milk chocolate and dark fruit notes , stroopie waffles. Way too syrupy and sweet. Flavor is a bit more in check, but the underlying syrupy sweetness prevails over any of the dark roasted malts. Molasses. Flavor is very off. Slightly fishy (that’s a first), oily, salty, molasses, more sweetness and some astringent bitterness finds its way in somehow. Maybe this bottle had some age on it. Just too sweet (and fishy) for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at the brewery’s tasting room. Imperial black colour (opaque), good lacing. Mollasses, a bit sour as you would expect from a baltic porter, but still a bit less than expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2011
22oz bottle from blutt59, thanks Bob! Pours a black body with a finger-width, creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is woody, richer, sweeter caramels and chocolate with a good amount of dark fruits and figs. Some meaty roasts with a light saltiness, leafy hops, vanilla, and licorice. Flavor is similar. Sweet and rich caramels along with a somewhat syrupy chocolate up front before a good amount of dark fruits come in. Some leafy hops and an even roast with a light hardness and some ashy wood balance the malty, fruity sweetness nicely. Finishes dry and balanced with a light, roasty and leafy bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a silky, somewhat syrupy, medium body and soft, light carbonation. Overall, a really impressive, nice drinking imperial porter. Fruity, fairly sweet and rich maltiness all balanced nicely with a woody, roasty, somewhat leafy hoppiness that finishes very well. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Very dark brown pour with some red. A nice head that is much darker than typical. The aroma is lactic and cocoa. A creamy feel. The flavor is also lactic with chocolate but with a bit of anise. Some bittering hops are noted that also add a bit of spice. Alcohol is more than I care for but the warming makes a nice beer for a too cold February day.

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