Heavyweight Perkunos Hammer Imperial Porter

RATINGS: 548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A Baltic porter brewed in collaboration with Lew Bryson. This style is difficult to find outside of the Baltics. What a shame! The grist consists of lots of Munich malt and some chocolate and other specialty malts. A Bavarian lager yeast is used to create this. Dark and mysterious, subtle and well, it is called the Hammer. For those who care, Perkuno was the Baltic thunder god.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2009
Poured oily black with a brown head. Aroma of caramel. Some roasted coffee and chocolate. Slight oxidation but in a good way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2448) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle at Toncatchers T3 tasting. A dark brown pour with no head. The aroma was more like that of a barley wine with some old fruit. The flavor was chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel was smooth. Overall: Considering this has been sitting around for a while it was rather good. Thanks Christian.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2005 Bottle - Pours dk brown with no head...aroma is cocoa, toasted oak...flavour was a bit tart and oxidized...chocolate still comes through with some coffee...good to experience...forgot who brought this, but thanks!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beertracker (15) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Retro review from 2006. Pours up with a voluptous creamish tan head that perfectly tops the nearly opaque dark brown body. Lots of chocolate with a hint of anise (licorice) notes with maybe just a wisp of hops. Bold upfront roastiness is rounded nicely by the chocolate, caramel & Munich malts. Rich melanoidins. Good balance of bitterness. Finishes bittersweet & warming. Medium-full bodied with good depth & complexity. Very enjoyable. Sorry to see another fine brewery vanish. Heres to the God of Thunder! CHEERS! Beertracker *Thanks to beerhandy for the opportunity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HailSquishface (16) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours black with a thin mocha head. Smells of rich chocolate, licorice, and coffee. Tastes of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and some oak in the finish. Ive been told this was past its prime. If it is I wish I could have tried it fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (6099) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2002 Vintage:
Pitch black coloured body with a nice dense brown head; fully opaque. Aroma of prunes, raisins, cherries, roasted malt, light coffee (south america), chocolate and a bit of cabbage. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong fruity taste of prunes and raisins fading to an inherent maltiness with a bit of spice on the side. Aftertaste shows mostly the raisiny flavour with some light malts and a very light-bodied finish for what the beer should have been. Im not sure if the body faded with the age, but this is a lot lighter than expected. I sampled this 3 year old vintage purchased from Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 25-December-2005.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Dark brown with a thin tan head. The smell is dominated by dark fruits, dark chocolate and bitter cherries. Taste is full of chocolate, dates and cherries again with a slightly woody note and some acidity in the finish. You could tell it had a little age but this was still exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle, brewtopia. Pitch black, tan head, nice looking body. Rich alcoholic coffee aroma is smooth. Great body with low carbonation. Smooth and silky. Clean clear and lovey brew, thank you whoever brought this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Tasting at Brewtopia. Almost a black pour with a nice tan head. Aroma is sweet with tons of chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is very nice. Rich and full bodied wtih tons of chocolate and some coffee and a hint of dark fruits as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Bottle post closing. Pours a dark brown body with a tan head. Sweet malty, chocolate caramel. Notes of smoke and peat with a lightly sour mildly acidic finish. Coffee bitterness and toffee.

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