Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Imperial Porter
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2470) - Alberta, - JAN 4, 2014
Not a bad porter and has a good punch with a flavour of burnt barley and licorice, but it lacks the deep complexity one would expect of a brew like this. And it’s expensive! The appearance is okay with a deep body and modest head, and an okay aroma of barley; but the flavour just isn’t thick and heavy enough to warrant the price tag or the imperial porter name. It’s a lightweight in a heavyweight category; give it more oooomph to get it where it’s supposed to go.

Capa (3330) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Black with a tall beige head. Medium body that seemed slightly thin for the abv. Full of chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, light oak, some chalk, light burnt malt. The booze is reasonably well hidden even with the bourbon barrel notes. Fairly short finish full of roasted malt and oak and bourbon. Enjoyable. banana,

Patrickctenchi (6661) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle: Dark brown with a tall, light brown head. Cocoa, bourbon aroma. Chocolate malt, mild bourbon, fairly prominent earthy bitter flavour.... Very nice bourbon notes....doesn’t smother all the other elements.

Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle. This is a nice tart porter with a nice balance of borboun flavor. Not bad at all.

shrubber85 (11506) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle. Bourbon, chocolate malt, and grass aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Moderately sweet bourbon, chocolate caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Okay body - a bit light. Nice balance - not too boozy.

Bule (2228) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
22oz bottle pours a black color with a lot of frothy head. Delicious rich bourbon and hop flavors that balance well. Medium sweetness.

nuplastikk (6360) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2016
22oz bomber that I must have had for at least a year, brought to a few tastings and never opened, finally cracking it open on a Sunday afternoon. Chunky thick greyed brown-black. Foamy, big, steady, beige head. Lots of bourbon sweetness. Tastes, pours, opens like it might have picked up a hint of infection. A little intense. OK, sort of.

seehaferb23 (281) - - FEB 3, 2016
This was a delicious beer from NW Growlers in Sherwood, Oregon. The smoothest Imperial Porter. From a 22 oz. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

sulawang (1171) - - JAN 9, 2016
Visual: Pours jet black with a large lasting creamy head, foamy 3mm layer of retention, sticky lacing, lots of micro singular streams. Nose: oaked bourbon, roasted barley malt, fig/date. (lvl-8)-pungency Attack: slick-smooth-creamy, foamy-micro-tingly mouthfeel, Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, stealth background tangy-sour, (MAIN) vanilla & bourbon, roasted malt, background oakiness Finish: burpy, chocolate malty, dark chocolate bitterness Summary: Wow. One of the best local (British Columbia) craft beers I’ve had, period. Full of balanced flavour, creamy mouthfeel, and clean finish. Supremely well-hidden ABV.

bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Rating #1410 - 25.12.2014 - 341mL Bottle #20 from the CC/P49 Mystery Box. Regret not buying this to lay down for a year or two. Aroma is heavy roast malt,lots of vanilla, and spice - bourbon barrel character is omnipresent. Taste is mild bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character. Really cool porter, which easily stands up with some of the bigger Imperial Stouts. Has a cool overt bourbon character that is just exquisite.

slowrunner77 (12455) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 4, 2015
A little thin for the style. Dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla roasted malt, bourbon on the nose. A little hint of sour that doesn’t belong, and comes out a little more in the flavor, throwing everything off. Spent too much on this for it to be off.

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