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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

SirADNielsen's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Pours a black appearance with a dark brown head. Anise, dark chocolate, s’more, vanilla aroma. Cocoa, roasty malty, black licorice, a bit sweet flavor. One of the best beers I’ve had from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3804) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3634) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3924) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1648) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (449) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wisdomsolo (400) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Forgettable. Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1506) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
honestly i dont remember much about this one. it was a decent porter, but not any better or worse than any others. for the price its worth getting again someday.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1384) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, and burnt brown sugar. Pours an opaque black wih a brown ring and no lacing. The taste is roasted malts, molasses, with hints of dark fruit, anda some alcoloh in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this is a sipper - a bit more molasses flavor than I care for.

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