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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Our 27th Anniversary Imperial Porter was brewed with Theo’s cocoa nibs, pomegranate molasses and select spices, blended with apricot puree, and then aged in bourbon barrels. The result is a truly exquisite ale with bold chocolate character, inspired flavors of fruit, and just a pinch of spice. The perfect way for us to celebrate our golden birthday with you! Malt: Pale, Wheat, Midnight Wheat, Chocolate, Crystal Hops: Millennium, Cascade, US Tettnang Other: Theo Chocolate Cocoa Nibs, Apricot Puree, Pomegranate Molasses Barrel-Aging: 6 Months in Bourbon (50%)

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hauxe (969) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2017
Pours dark brown from the bottle. Tan, creamy head. Aroma is cherry, bourbon, chocolate, plum. Taste is rich, sweet, tart, full of fruit, bourbon and apricot schnapps. Finishes fruity with light burnt notes and lingering bourbon on the tongue. Full bodied, decadent. A very good dessert beer for the end of the evening. Very good.

notalush (5935) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2017
Bomber - the adjuncts and process used to create this beer make the result like a cross between an imperial Porter and Belgian strong (maybe because of all the fruit character) - lots of fig, plums, taramind, raisin, apricot - sweet, but with light tartness and spice - chocolate, vanilla, bourbon - cherry skin, oak - alcohol is present, but not too hot or boozy - enjoyable, but a little rough on the tail end, with some charred maltiness/burnt quality.

Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2017
Draught @ Beer Junction. Dark brown. Thin head. On the nose, some thinner barrel notes, not as much residual sugar as other vintages. Big body, though, no shortage of sugars. Sweet, a bit fruity, big bourbon taste and a whack of alcohol. Good, but immature.

cmacklin (1339) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
650ml waxed bottle. Pours a near opaque dark brown almost black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that leaves curtains of lace. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, figs, raisins, dried apricots, chocolate, molasses, bourbon and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, licorice, figs, raisins, chocolate, caramel, dried apricots, molasses, pomegranate, oak and warming bourbon in dry, tangy finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty. Lots of complexity and the high ABV is well hidden.

j12601 (13205) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big roast, cocoa, chocolate, a touch of fruit. Wood, bourbon, soft oxidation, chewy plums and fruit on the nose. Cocoa, roast, long plum and prune. Soft cocoa. Medium bodied, big and warm, plums, prune, long chocolate. Cocoa, plum, a bit of roast, cocoa, oxidized malt with some soy and umami tones.

jhamp9 (1991) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Dark brown pour with a khaki head and spotty lacing. Aroma is berries, chocolate, char, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is sweet berry and fruit, dark chocolate, bourbon, sweet caramel, and fruity. Full body.

gephross100 (943) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2017
Bottle thanks to Bill. Pours dark brown with h no head. Pear, peach, mole chocolate. Very sweet, medium mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

markoijelena (3190) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - APR 4, 2017
Bottle 0.66l sample at Ratebeer Belgian Winter Gathering 2017 Antwerp, Belgium at Beerlovers Bar 25.02.2017. Thanks everybody for sharing great beers! Pour it dark color with no head. Aroma kick of molasis and ginger. Taste roasted coffee beans, apricot, spices, dark chocolate, molasis, wheat, woody note, vanilla, nice sweet after taste, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Good!

davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Great combination of flavours. Starts sweet, with sour and bitter notes taking over. Long length.

Aminatchime (194) - BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2017
Geproefd @ RBBWG2017. Kleur is zwart-bruin met kleine witte schuimkraag. Geur is kokosnoot, zoet en een tikkeltje vanille. Smaak is fruitig, een tikkeltje kokosnoot, zoet en licht bitter.

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