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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An amplified robust porter with a deep black color, a roasty malt flavor and a rich malt sweetness that’s smooth and drinkable. A hearty cellar beer. Available: March to April ABV. 7.5% IBUs 60

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3.5
Theydon_Bois (20922) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle split at CBC Islington, thanks to Leighton, 30/10/17.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is rich malts, toffee, spice, chocolate.
Taste comprises dark fruits rinds, chocolate cake, liquorice, black peppery spice, toffee.
Medium plus body, fine carbonation, drying close.
Decent enough offering.

3.9
Bill Becker (1912) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 30, 2017
From Jul 2008

I got this bottle in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!

A very dark brown pour with a 1 finger head of foam. It leaves some nice lacing and the head retention is ok.

The smell has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, and some fruitiness. Nice nose.

The taste is big! Lots of chocolate and roasted malt with some toffee and some hoppy goodness and I'm getting a nice sweet-bitter flavour that is very tasty. I notice a goodly amount of dark fruit as well that adds some of the sweet tones and yeah, the alcohol does give me some warming after the swallow but it's not *that* noticeable so I'll sip on. ;^)

Medium mouthfeel here with medium light carbonation. It finishes slightly smokey with a good bitterish kick and maybe a touch of anise. Very tasty and very satisfying brew. I recommend it!

3.8
The_Osprey (9347) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
October 2017 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Big thanks to Leighton. As 'Full Sail Imperial Porter'. Opaque black, foamy brown head leaves dotted lacing. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, meaty sugars, molasses. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chocolatey, molases, raisin, cocoa dryness in the finish. Good. (8-4-7-4-15=3.8)

3.7
Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Bottel at CBC Islington - thanks to LKS. It pours hazy deep brown with a small beige head. The aroma is earthy roast, toasty, cocoa, charred wood, rocky road, cocio and a touch of ash. The taste is dry, bitter, oily, rich roasted malt, slick, brown bread, chocolate cake, dried fruits, fruit cake and toasted nut with an oily and chewy finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Slick and toothy stuff. Pretty nice overall.

3.6
MrTipple (6574) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
30Oct2017 Intense, dark chocolate, cacao, dark, sweet, toasted malts, sweet, dark fruits. Hazy, very dark brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More dark chocolate, cacao, dark, sweet, toasted malts, Ovaltine, brown rye bread, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Alright Impy Porter. Bottle shared at CBC Islington - thanks to Leighton!

3.5
mR_fr0g (13673) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2017
Bottle shared at CBC Islington 30/10/2017. Many thanks to Leighton for this oen. A nutty brown coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is earthy, green berries, nutty, brown sugars, earthy. Flavour iscomposed of semi sweet, light grains, berry, nutty, cakeys, malts, dried fruits. Plate is semi sweet, runde, grainy, moderate carboantion. Little oily. . . Ok

3.7
Leighton (22555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle shared in London - sourced in the US. Aged a few years. Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Strong ashy roast in the nose, baking cocoa. Light sweet flavour with strong ashy bitterness, dried old leather, scorched earth. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more ashy character, burnt wood, scorched earth, burnt marshmallows, baking cocoa. Good stuff.

4.1
slowrunner77 (12998) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
"i’m pretty sure this is still the best FS beer I’ve ever had. it had a great body, aroma, flavor...very stoutish. great balance of malt/roast and hop bitterness."

3.8
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Big bold brown pour, lighter brown head. Toasted malt, cocoa powder, prunes, molasses, slightly bitter.

4
zoucrew102 (2151) - - APR 6, 2014
Bomber, cellared for about a year and a half. Rich bourbon aroma with notes of chocolate and dark fruit. Pours pitch black colored with a thin brown head and no lacing. Chocolate malt with sweet dark fruit notes. Finishes with nice bourbon notes but with a bit of alcohol burn mixed into the nice finish. Good porter, but could have aged longer to get further reduce the alcohol, but still very good.


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