Long Trail Brewmaster Series Imperial Porter

 
overall
98
84
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 56   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Long Trail Imperial Porter features a complex, darkly roasted malt flavor complemented by a thin, creamy head. The abundance of malt is balanced with a variety of hops, creating a clean finish. The recipe has been a homebrew secret that was developed by one of our own brewers.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17944) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Tap at Joe Squared (Inner Harbour), Baltimore - 22/05/12. Dark dark brown approaching black with a thin brown head. Dark malts on the nose, coffee, chocolate a little dark fruit and a touch of wood. Taste as nose but worth noting that the alcohol is very well hidden. Medium body, lightish carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8058) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Smells really malty, really roasty, really boozy. Crazy coffee, crazy sweetened, caramelized malt. Lots of booze. A lot better than anything else I had by Long Trail a couple months ago. On tap at Farmhouse Tap and Grill.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
annunz123 (956) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Chocolate, coffee, and pipe tobacco in the aroma. Flavor is sweet with chocolate and vanilla, almost like a melted ice cream sundae. Chocolate/coffee bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4757) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Last bottle out of my cellar. CAnt believe I hvaent reviewed this year. dark brown...pours black. 2 finger head subsides quick reminds me of coffee beans in colour. Smells of dried malts and prunes. Taste is pretty deep so hard to discern a lot. I get cereal, peanuts and dark chocolate. Slight level of earthiness and a finish thats sweet and full of burnt chocolate and marshmallows. Very warming.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1430) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Oil black with dark tan head. Good retention. Smell is delicious. Alcohol and malt mainly, some espresso and lots of chocolate. Acidic and milky with some excellent bite and a very thin body for the style. The flavors combine and blend very well together. Doesnt necessarily taste like a strong porter but oh well.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Originally reviewed: 4/13/10. Poured into a goblet. Pours a thick dark black with a moderate-sized tan head on top. Dissipates to a thin ring around the edge; leaves some spotty lace. The nose is somewhat underwhelming for this big beer. Im getting some faint coffee, cocoa powder, and a wash of citrus hops on the end. The body is creamy smooth. Spot-on for the style. As far as flavor goes, this one is not big and bold up front either. Definite roasted malts are present with some slight alcohol burn. The aftertaste is dark coffee which is excellent. Mild cocoa presence. This isnt the best Baltic Ive ever had, but as I continued to drink this one, I liked it more and more. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hennessyjk (36) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Robust aroma when opened and poured. Distinctive hints of coffee and chocolate and a full texture that speaks to the strong base built from Malts. LongTrail should be proud of this interpretation of the classic porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bottle. Pour is black with a tan head, some retention/lace. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast, licorice. Taste is roasty, chocolate, earth, licorice, light fruitcake. Palate is creamy, lightly bitter, roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goodgrief (2016) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Dark pour, frothy head. Slightly metallic aroma. Roasty and slightly chocolatey, but a little lactic sourness. Eh.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eriendeau22 (23) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Srong tastes of chocolate and coffee. Surprisingly medium body for such a strong tasting beer. Great aroma too. Little bit of a burn in the finish. Overall a very good beer.


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