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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Hotel is an Imperial Porter of 8.2% strength, brewed with ale yeast (so its not a Baltic Porter, technically). Silky smooth and nicely balanced, this beer can only be found in bottles at the brewery on Saturdays, beginning December 12, as long as supplies last. We have just over 60 cases and donít expect them to last more than 2 or 3 weeks. In draft, we filled 65 half kegs which will be going to markets in PA, OH, MD, MA, and FL.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2012
bottle... thanks Jeff! Pours a deep, deep brown hue with a soft, off-white head with very nice lacing....so far. Aromas of roasted malts (expected), a touch of diactyel, cereal/straw and a dry presence; not over cloying. Mouth feel is medium to full bodied with flavors of musty grapes/prunes/dates, with a minor smokiness. A touch of banana with a lingering sweetness that isnít overbearing. Soy sauce is there, but not overwhelming as well. Carbonation is mellow. I donít think this could age much longer than two more years as it already has some aged notes ...max! very delightful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
11th January 2011
Opaque black beer, no head. Smooth semi soft palate. Trace amount of carbonation. Dark malt, subtle marmite and coffee. Minerals. A little malt cream. Neutral finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
7/30/12. On tap at Kickbacks - vintage 2010. Rich black pour with a nice tan head that sticks and laces well. Rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate on the aroma with touches of acidic dark malt sourness. Rich dark and milk chocolate flavor with lingering coffee and roastiness. This is surprisingly good - maybe the aging?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2012
12 oz. bottle courtesy of mikem409 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan light head. Very light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, light dark esters, and light coffee. Flavor is light roasted malt, chocolate, and raisins. Thereís some lingering chocolate sweetness in the finish. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Mike.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Pours deep brown/black with a medium dark mocha head...very lively...decent retention and lacing. Aroma is roasty/burnt and has dark fruit...lightly milky, hint of bitter coffee. Flavor has a touch of dark fruit up front followed by burnt toffee or molasses, espresso, and a touch of cocoa...spicy subtle hops. Mouthfeel is very lively, medium palate, roasty cocoa dry finish with subtly spicy hops that lingers nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Draft at Kickbacks. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Scent is dark chocolate, dark roasted malt and sugar. Taste is same with an earthy note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2639) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2011
Tasted on 4/19/11 from a 12oz bottle obtained in a trade. Pours an almost black dark brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to thin lace and an average collar of lace. The nose is vanilla,roasted coffee, milk and dark chocolate, and a light bitterness as well. The flavor is sweet milk chocolate and vanilla up front, moving to the more roasted and bitter flavors of coffee, dark chocolate, and cocoa nibs. The body is full with average carbonation and a long coffee and dark chocolate bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby brown with a medium sized tan to beige head. Roast, chocolate, coffee. Smooth roast and chocolate. Toast and roast notes, nice chocolate and toast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
12 oz. brown bottle thanks to fbm115. A dark brown almost black beer with a nice head. The aroma is rich, fudgey, cakelike, smoke, grainy and like a spicecake. the taste has chocolate, smoke, bitterness from the roasted malt. moderately creamy mouthfeel and is very easy going down compared to other Imperial Porters and not syrupy like some.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle from fbm115. Pours a near black color with a thick tan head on top. Toasted almonds, oats, and roasted barley consist of the aroma. The flavors show a lot of toasted caramel, almond, and roasted char along with peppery notes. Thereís a bit of an oil-like quality to this for sure. Silky going down with some creamy notes settling on the palate which helps counter some of the roasty blackened char flavors that seem to really stand out. Not necessarily my cup of tea but overall pretty solid stuff.

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