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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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harrisoni (19695) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
Bottle at post Borefts BF 09 tasting. Black brown, lasting beige head. Really lovely choccy flavours. Awesome really. Really good choc.

3.4
Oakes (19549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2000
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 2005 brew, tasted on tap at the brewery in July 2006: Dark chestnut colour. The aroma shows chocolate, toffee, light fruit with a background fudgey maltiness. Smooth, sweet, with fruitcake, nuts and roast in this mellow (for the style) but surprisingly complex brew. Fruity, lightly chewy finish. Good, well-made, intro Baltic.

Rating from Jul ’03: Black. Aroma shows lots of hops, roast, black chocolate and malt, with faint nuts. Lively body features brown malts, chocolate, toast, orangey hoppiness and a dry, woody finish. Ar 8 Ap 5 F 7 P 4 O 15 = 3.9

3.8
jtclockwork (17769) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a brown/tan head. Nose/taste of rich milk chocolate, vanilla, black coffee and roasted black and chocolate malts. Some earthy hops in finish. Body a little on the thinner side for an imperial but still full of flavor. Excellent over all porter. One of the better ones for the price.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16581) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours pitch balck with a small creamy beige head and lacings. Nose is coffee roast and chocolate. Smooth roasted flavor. Full bodied. Nice

3.7
Scopey (16526) - 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.

3.9
bhensonb (16110) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bomber [without ’Top Sail’, but same description and ABV] from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours dark and opaque with a large tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor is about the same, but the chocolate and coffee match the malt. Finishes rather dry and bitter.

4.2
Ratman197 (15746) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bomber 2003 vintage poured a translucent reddish black with a long lasting brown head that leaves behind Brussels lace. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee,and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied, smooth and a bit dry. Flavors of dark chocolate, mocha, and vanilla with a dry bittersdweet finish.

3.3
Tmoney99 (15213) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy black color with a medium frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with sticky texture. Medium dry rye bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

3.1
BeerandBlues2 (14403) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 28, 2006
2003 reserve compliments of ratman197, thanks Don! Pours opaque with very little tan head, some lined lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee, heavy with ashes, burnt toast and yeast (leather, dark dough). Medium bitterness, sour dark coffee and chocolate, burnt malted grains, and tar notes. Dark bodied and fizzy, dry palate.

3.7
Drake (14358) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Bomber, Imperial Porter label, from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a bitter hop finish. Medium bodied.


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