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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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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3.5
jgb9348 (6579) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2017
Deep dark brown coloured body with a almost tan, but more off-white head about three centimetres tall that fades fairly quickly, but leaves a nice top to the beer. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, licorice, grain and a dose of pure vanilla extract/essence to the mix with a nice deep robust roasty scent throughout. Medium-bodied; Nice mellow malty flavour with a roasty bite at first that shows some light coffee, but more of the pitted fruits and grain aspects and finishes with a light but noticeable vanilla kick. Aftertaste shows some refined sugars with a bit of the licorice still roaming around, but more of the vanilla and roasty malts that come through along with a kick from the coffee which is still lingering throughout. Overall, a nice and robust porter with a definite kick from the licorice and vanilla and a bit less so from the coffee and earth. Nice to try and well recommended as long as you realise that this is a 'normal' beer not 'imperial'. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando, Florida on 28-December-2017 for US$2,29 sampled in my hotel room here at the Disney World Dolphin on 30-December-2017.

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higgsbison (274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
On tap at snows lake. Seemed very light for an Imperial Porter to me. Drinkable but nothing special ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
PhillyBeer2112 (2919) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Pretty good, I really enjoyed the coffee in this, it had a good punchy flavor, tasted like a good cold brew to some extent, and the vanilla gave it a pseudo-cream element, of course there was a decent semi-sweet chocolatey porter underneath.

3.2
oobawa (1854) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Okay vanilla porter, not all that imperial but not the super-sweet vanilla bomb I was expecting, either. Mostly dry, mild chocolate notes with a firm vanilla finish. Pretty terrible nose, homebrewish and sour, but luckily the taste doesn’t follow suit. A bit thin, but tasty.

3
StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2017
On tap at World Of Beer. Not what I’d expected, the dried fruit flavours are quite forward.

2.9
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Clear dark brown with a fine-grained off-white head. The aroma is light cocoa powder. The flavor is roast malts, some chocolate accompanied by a strange sourness that detracts.


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