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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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 don’t 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Tap at oldsmar taphouse. Dark brown. Tan head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate and toffee. Flavor is smooth and a bit sweet. Chocolate, molasses, and malt balls. Damn good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle... Mostly clear, very dark ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. When held up to light, a crimson hue is revealed. Nutty, chocolaty bouquet with a splash of tawny port. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and jazzy carbonation. Good balance. Crisp, chocolaty, bittersweet flavor. Finishes more bitter than sweet with a kiss of mocha. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Thanks Tom for passing this 12oz bottle on my way! Poured a dark, deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some earthiness, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of roast, the same earthiness, bitter chocolate, licorice, and some nuttiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Tap. Pours a super deep ruby with a one finger thick tan nitro looking head. Not much lace. Smoke, licorice, firewood, cognac, oak in the nose. Taste is very sweet with milk chocolate, baker’s chocolate, loads of toasted coconut, and then really smooth cognac. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet and milkshake-like. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7700) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft. Pours deep brown with off tan head. Nose was dark malt, dark choc, slight rauch, some molasses. Tastes rich, complex, with solid dark malt, chocoff, earthy, and dark fruity flavors. Well balanced and rich, this one is nice, and goes well with an Oliva Series V cigar.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a short cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up well-roasted, near-burnt black patent and coffee maltage.. touches of brown sugar and vanilla too.. warm, malty, and totally enticing. The flavor found more of the same malts at the core, picking up an interesting complement of pine and lesser earthy hoppage on the edges.. more bitter through the finish, joined by coffee grounds and alcohol warmth.. a little smoke at the end, too. Medium-bodied with an ideal lower level of carbonation on the palate.. great balance between roasted malts, hoppage, and a touch of malty sourness.. great brew!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2009
Tap at OTH. Pours dark brown, mocha head. Aroma dark malts, hints of chocolate/mocha, caramel. Flavor, Intense chocolate/caramel malts, giving this one a lactose like palate. Lightly nutty followed by warming abv and hints of dark chocolate bitterness and a nice roasty finish. This is one tasty treat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, 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?


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