Phoenix Ale Arizuma Series: Ironwood Imperial Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stronger than a normal Porter with prominent cocoa and coffee flavors and hints of dark fruit.

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3.2
mcberko (17847) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap at Phoenix Ale Brewery, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, a little cocoa and some light roast. Flavour is similar, with toasted malt, some dry cocoa and a little booze. Medium-bodied and well-constricted, but missing a little something. Decent.

2.9
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bomber. Poured medium reddish-amber with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up candied brown, molasses, and fruity malts with herbal accents. The flavor found sweet, lightly-roasty brown malts and molasses.. a little honey too.. not very imperial-ly. Medium-bodied and very sweet on the palate.. OK stuff.

3.2
highibus (821) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Deep black with fairly thin cocoa head. Decent lacing for lack of head. Light toffee aroma. Flavor is up front roast but actually finishes clean. Not all that complex but hides its alcohol well and isn’t bad. Just not stellar.

3.6
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 28, 2013
A big thanks to AZBennett for sharing this one. Lighter in body than many of the same style. The flavor is bitter chocolate and dark malts with just a hint of coffee. Tapers into a touch of sweet, lager-like malty fruitiness and then a long, dry and bitter finish that reminds me of one of those chocolate-covered espresso beans (minus the chocolate). You get a bit of smoked malt flavor every so often. I am surprised at some of the low ratings, as I found this one to be pretty decent!

3.7
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 22oz bottle thanks to Keith. Rating #12. Deep dark brown color, almost black, but just enough light showing through to see some brown. Light dark fruitiness and some light chocolate, but very rich. Mild dark malt flavor, a touch of chocolate sweetness, pretty tasty. (2715)

3.3
mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours dark, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of malts and chocolate. Taste of malt and lots of alcohol. A very nice porter, thumbs up! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Good. Strong bitterness but nice thick mouthfeel for a porter. Not sweet. A fine porter overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black with a light brownish head. Didn’t look to thick in the pour. Aroma was light; roasted, fruit, caramel, cocoa and chalk. Flavor was quite strange at first; some sweet caramel gives way to a powerful, strange hop taste. Aftertaste of charred bread. With some more taste, that weirdness diminishes, but doesn’t vanish. Some dark fruit and coffee flavors become more pronounced. Not a huge fan of this one.

3.3
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours with a dark dark brown body supporting a tan head and leaving behind some spotting lacing. The aroma offers up esteriness in the form of sweet grapes and dark berries as well as a load of earthy to mineral to dark roasted malt notes. The taste has dark roasted malts, black licorice, spicy Mt. Rainer like hops and then some mild mineral notes. Beneath these flavors are modest levels of sweet dark fruity esters. Decent enough brew.

3.1
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Plaza liquors - Pours a a clear brown color with a half finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is light esters and toasted malt. Flavor is much of the same. Finish just isn’t pleasant. Can’t put a finger on it. Medium body. Alcohol isn’t obvious. This beer needs a little work.


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