Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: Imperial Porter
Taranaki, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
There are times that you choose to drink beer without compromise. The beer you’re holding has been hand crafted by true brewers for the true beer enthusiast. The origins of this unique beer style are shrouded in mystery. with legends of the London street porters and regal decrees, all a bit unclear. One thing however is clear, its been left up to the new world brewers to show the world what an Imperial Porter should taste like, enjoy with good company.

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Skarecrow (944) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2017
500ml bottle. Black color with tan head/lacing. Roasted malt aroma with caramel and chocolate. Mild bitterness with smooth roasted palate palate/finish. Good.

User369532 (909) - - DEC 21, 2016
Botlle. Black color, tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, tin of coffee. Creamy texture, heavy sweet, great beer.

Pdubyah (795) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2016
Nice, the very first time you try this is an explosion, full creamy chocolate coffee it’s all happening all at once, superb. Then you get a magnificent lingering taste which is offset by a dryness on the tongue that I didn’t expect. Lovely beer.

explosivedog (1623) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2016
Pint at brewer’s cooperative. A bit of coffee and lots of malts. It’s nice, but I was expecting more.

Oakes (18873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Med brown. Fudgey aroma, lightly nutty. Thin for the style, but with some sweetness and a hint of that nuttiness.

pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
From the get go it looks fantastic and smells awesome. It starts really well, but it is just a little too short on the palate. You feel a little short changed really, its got all the body but no finish!

Brodies_Best (324) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2012
Pours very dark brown with light brown head. Aroma of smokey sweet malt and alcohol. Taste is well balanced. Sweet on the tip of the tongue. Full bodied burnt malt smokey sweetness. Good drop

ComradeK (1260) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque intense black, with a smallish beige head, which lasts reasonably well, leaving some lacing. Sweet milk chocolate, cream and a touch of custard mix with some faint floral hops in the aroma. It is quite hoppy to begin, with floral and leafy hop flavours dominant. These give way to sweeter almonds and custard, which are in turn soon overcome by by bitter dark malt notes of coffee and dark chocolate. A fairly brief finish has some cream and milk chocolate. The interesting combination of hoppy flavours and dark malt notes makes for a quite pleasant beer.

bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at warners on the bay festival. Pours dark brown with dense and creamy tan coloured head. Nose is really nice with lots of dark chocolate, milk coffee and vanilla. Really nice. Flavours are some what muted by comparison. Some sweetness and a little roasted grain and not much else. Mouthfeel is on the fine side.

TimE (6131) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2011
Light bodied, not that great, especially after just having the Elemental. Mediocre porter.

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