Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Imperial Porter
South Stoke, England
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Any porter requires complexity of malt and yeast flavours without excessive bitterness. We use a mixture of Maris Otter variety pale ale malt, pilsner malt, crystal malt, amber malt, black malt, roasted barley and malted oats. Porters, even imperial ones, are not a hop driven style of beer so the aim is to produce a simple clean background bitterness using traditional varieties like Challenger, Golding and Progress.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 12, 2013
Very dark brown colour and a beige head. Very tasty and rich but maybe not as much as an imperial should be(?) anyway a quality beer with delicious hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (1040) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Good "basic" porter, but doesnt wake any further feelings. Some smoked roasted malts, but nothing really tasty. I waited a bit more, still good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Unde (1058) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Head disappears rather quickly. Roasted flavor, from the mix of malts the most powerful is roasted ones. Maybe too powerful? Texture could be thicker, main flavor is roasted, burned even? Dry aftertaste, doesnt wake any warm feelings.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
02.01.13. Beige, med. size foam that disappears quickly. Very dark brown, clear liquid. Sweet, caramel, a bit of banana; different aroma overall. Tastes slightly bitter, malty. Low carbonation, smoothish mouthfeel. Aftertaste dryish bitter, some alcohol, a bit unpleasant.

Meh, pretty one-dimensional. Not what I look for in a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (1180) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
50 cl, bottled. Pours black with a nice beige head. Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, grains. Licorice. Taste: Noticeably sweet, balancing bitter. Mild banana. Fruits. Palate: Light-medium body, some carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (1008) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin tysin mustana ja niukkavaahtoisena. Vaahto mys katoaa melko nopeasti jtten pienen reunuksen. Haju on palaneen paahteinen, jopa hieman savuinen. Siin on mys lakritsia ja hieman hedelmkin. Paahteinen mallas kuitenkin jyr vahvasti. Maku on paahteinen, lakritsinen, kahvinen ja hieman hedelminenkin. Samaa savuisuutta lytyy kuin hajussa, mutta se on nyt taustalla. Suutuntuma on tasainen ja hieman karhea. Suht maistuva porter, jossa kuitenkin hieman savua ja tuhkaisuutta. Ne onneksi jvt taka-alalle ja maku on miellyttv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2012
500ml bottle from Alko

Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is roasty and sweetish with hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Finish is smooth and slightly roasty. Quite balanced imperial porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turboninja (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2012
Really smooth and full-bodied, not so roasted as porters usually are, almost stout, moderate carbonation, wide flavor spectrum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BitchPls (803) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2012
Dark, almost black beer with a medium minus beige head. Aroma is roasted but a bit watery and sweet coffee. Mouth feel is round and soft. Body is medium. Not much bitterness. Some roastiness. Its got sweetness but not too much. This is a pretty balanced and soft beer but it is not too complex or adventurous for an imperial porter. This would be great with beef or lamb I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (2051) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark brown color with no minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and coffee. Roasty taste with banana and nuts. Dry, sticky feel. Slightly bitter finish.

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