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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Porter w/vanilla, coffee & coconut.

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Oakes (17685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2017
Dark brown. Bright vanilla nose with coffee, a touch of chocolate. Sweet, which, vanilla and coffee. Nice beer, good balance and lots of complexity.

3.2
IndianaRed (4629) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 18, 2017
On tap at the Local, Bellingham deep dark brown with reddish edges and highlights. This n brief light tan head. Really ch smooth roast aromas and flavors. The check Knut was very subtle and a bit thin dry and extractish

3.5
deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle shared by Bob, thanks! Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and coffee with roasted malts and some dark chocolate supporting. Flavor has roasted malts and earthy dark grains with some bitter chocolate supporting.

3.2
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle, thanks to whoever brought this! Deep brown with a small head. Nose is full of chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is super sweet. Vanilla cookies. Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Full body, oily.

4
thomashall (994) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber shared at tasting. Dark pour. Nice vanilla coconut aroma. Not as much in the taste but it’s there. Really good!

3.6
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Bomber shared by Bob - thanks! Dark cola pour with a light beige head. Coffee is there, some vanilla, coconut is mild. Drier finish.

4
jsnicholas (628) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Tap. Dark brown with tan head. subtle roasted chocolate. Slight bitterness in the end. Very nice.

2.7
WABeerFiend (413) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured from a bomber bought from the brewery into a Fremont goblet on 05.21.14. A: Midnight black with some red at the bottom. No head, but has a tan ring at the top. S: Coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel. Sweet smelling. T: Black coffee is dominant. Char is subtle. M: Watery and overly carbonated. There was a big fizz when pouring, like soda. O: This was a rare miss for Fremont. It tasted good, but only like coffee. There was no vanilla or coconut as the label read. It was also way too bubbly and watery for a porter. Knowing Fremont and from what other reviewers have written, I wonder about the bottle that I got.

3.6
jcartamdg (3445) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Pours jet black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, and a hint of coconut. Taste follows, loads of chocolate, with a touch of vanilla, coconut and coffee. Really nice.

3.7
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to my summer secret santa. Black pour with a big foamy head that fades pretty slowly. Aromas are vanilla beans, coconut milk, coffee, light roast, and light chocolate. Tastes slightly sweet at first but quickly becomes bitter. Lots of vanilla and roasted coffee. Light coconut milk and cocoa. A hint of dark fruit. Medium body. Mouthfeel could be a touch better. Creamy but a little chalky too. Really good overall though.


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