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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 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9439) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan coffee toned head. Roasted malt, aromatic coffee tones, char, and some light dried minerals. A creamy dry body with a mild warming dark roasted body and a drying finish. A very enjoyable porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2010
bottle thanks Zath, Iíve wanted to try this one. Pours pitch black with a medium tan head. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel, and a light smoke note. Flavor is rich and very thick roasted malt, burnt brown sugar, and a nice bit of clean hops in the finish. The mouth feel of this beer is heavenly. Silky smooth and delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle Pours a good brown with a creamy lasting tan head. The head laces very nicely. Aoma is alcohol, chocolate, and caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is bold. Alcohol is hidden well. It has a deep tone, with good earthiness. Not real sweet or bitter. Blended well. Has a medium to full body. The texture is sticky I guess. Has a differntness about. A good mouthfeel. The finish is solid with a good aftertaste. It is a powerful porter. Not a soft sweet like I am used too. This is real good and if you get the chance I would drink it. Heading back to get as much as possible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and hops. Ends a little bitter, but it works well. Medium body with a long finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2540) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle from Capones. Pours out almost black with a thin off white head. Aroma is of some bakerís chocolate, roast, slight coffee, soy sauce and light hops. Taste is complex with a smooth, mouthfeel. Tastes of bakerís chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, some nutty earthy notes. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
big thanks to footbalm for this rare importer! pours a farly dark brown with a dark khaki head that is generous and has nice retention. nose is big with lots of roastness, some hints of cocoa, hops and cinnamon. the taste is similar, though a lil nicer. big, tons of roast, good hop profile, some caramel, cloves and other spices, pretty tasty. mouthfeel is nice and creamy, smooth and silky. there is a slightly over dryness that happens a minute or two afterwards from the huge amount of roast in there. nice stuff, glad i got to try it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7181) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, some molasses, smoke, chocolate, nuts, coffee, and light alcohol. Taste of roast, dark chocolate, smoke, light licorice, dark fruits, and light alcohol.


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