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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Crafted for the ones that are free to enjoy their Porter all year round. This rich, Imperial Porter combines the perfect blend of LaTerza espresso, vanilla and innovation into a big, rich, chocolate, espresso infused brownie of a beer that is as innovative as its namesake. Rivertown was asked to craft a beer for a community festival in 2011 which celebrated the 145th Birthday of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge linking Cincinnati, OH and Covington, KY. This Imperial Porter is inventive, unique, well balanced, strong, and has been created to be as timeless and remarkable as the Roebling Bridge, the man who dreamed big and the community that brought that dream to life.

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DocJitsu (2025) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a creamy, tan head. Poor head retention. Cigarette smoke, roasted marhamallow, and a pizza place, hard plastic cup nose. Just peculiar. Somewhat creamy and mildly tingly mouthfeel. Ashtray smoky flavor combined with a distinctly separate sweet marhamallow and dark fruit. There’s a bit more than just a note of plastic as well.

wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 Smooth and chocolatey. Toasted marshmallow aroma. Sweet with a small amount of hoppiness.

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, light espresso, and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some minimal webbing left behind for lacing. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate and a touch of roast. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of espresso. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate-lively carbonation. The mouthfeel is a little thin. Overall, a really nice Imperial Porter.

mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Tap at Publicity Nashville: strong nose of cocoa; great lacing; taste of dark chocolate. A beer brownie for sure. A stellar chocolate porter! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
This one poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt, chocolate, cherries, and light smoke. Flavor was smokey chocolate, and silky smooth. Pretty nice.

Bransm (9) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
Very good porter. Drinking it along with some artichoke, red pepper pizza and I regret absolutely nothing. 10/10 would drink this again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2014
12 ounce bottle from East End Liquors, Knoxville. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy brown head that fades in a hurry. Aroma of brownie batter, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, faint bit of roast. The taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, brownie batter, mild notes of nuts, roast, hops. Thin bodied, high carbonation, faintest hit of booze. Really nice, could be world class with some refinement.

nathan30533 (1020) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Good tasting porter. Sweet nutty and malty taste and aroma. Good look and great taste. Not too smoky. That always turns me away from a porter.

Drjohnrock (831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
From bottle sample at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest, tasted on February 16, 2014. Almost opaque brown/ruby color, really nice malty/vanilla/coffee/malty nose, fine complex taste with flavors like the aroma. About time I tried this great local brew. Even better than its good reputation. The best of Rivertown’s regular year round offerings.

tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2017 5/13/17: they have changed the name of this beer to vanilla espresso imperial porter. i really dont get it. very mild on the vanilla and the espresso, mld watery body. just wasnt that good. taster @ tailspin beer fest. poured a dark brown color. the aroma was very good, notes of chocolate and coffee and roasted malts typical for a porter but just seemed a bit intense. the flavor was mostly chocolate and roasted malts. with hints of coffee. my thoughts are this is a pretty good porter now does it belong in the strong porter/imperial I don’t really know. was pretty solid.

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