RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
Imperial Porter is a full bodied, very dark, malty beer with a good roasted character coming from the Crystal, Chocolate and Black Patent Malts used in the mash. Warrior, English Fuggles, and East Kent Goldings Hops balance the malts with a good hop bite. The beer has an OG of 1.070, rounding out after fermentation with just a slight residual sweetness and cutting dry at the finish. 7.1% alcohol by volume.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fremontbar (2) - Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2012
About a half inch head which disappeared quickly. Very dark brown in color . Not as thin on the palate as some other porters I have had but do like it a littler thicker, slightly creamy with average carbonation. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, do not get smoke or much else but my sniffer needs some work. Taste slightly sweet with hints of roasted coffee and chocolate, not very bitter. Overall highly drinkable, Porters are not my specialty but I am interested in comparing to others in the near future.

Crockett (1139) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2017
Best Before March 2013 bomber. I’d gather this is the 2012/5 year old. Pours almost completely black, with some faint ruby hues coming through. Gigantic long lasting frothing rocky lacing head. Oxidized somewhat, but appetizing. Chocolate Milk nose, with some sours, and traces of coffee on the nose. Alcohol very muted. This is really nice and creamy. Carbonation is supple. Lightly soured cream, coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Citric hops. Roasted grain. Bread. Water-cracker. Faint bread yeast. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden. Some chewy biscuit malts still in there. Body is appropriate. Finish is exceptionally clean, with long lasting red-grapes, blackberries, and a touch of lemon. It was in a cellar the whole time, in an area I forgot about. Aged extremely well. 14-16C stand up on a shelf for 5-6 years. Bottle opened Feb 28/17

yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Je ne me souviens plus qui m’a donné ça, mais ça goûte en effet le 17 pour le style. Des traces de mauvaise essence de vanille - la petite bouteille transparente qu’on ne sort qu’une fois aux trois ans pour cuisiner un gâteau après s’être dit: ’’messemble j’ai ça kek part’’. Eh oui, comble de malheur, j’avais ça en effet ça kek part et elle est aussi mauvaise que la dernière fois, sinon que maintenant elle a 3 ans de plus.

djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head. The aroma is roast coffee and cocoa. Thin mouth, chocolate, roast, nuts, light finish, good.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
625ml bottle from the LCBO in Toronto, Ontario. Very dark ruby in colour with a large and very long lasting tan head, excellent lacing. The aroma is of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The flavour is roasty, some dark fruits, chocolate and coffee, milky. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, roasty bitter with a bit of sweetness. A nice drinking porter, roasty and rich.

bergstaden (3332) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 29, 2015
Black with a brown head - Good malt aroma - Good roasted malt body with nice bitterness - Roasted malt goes into the finish with some bitterness - This was good

AWISLguy (3429) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bomber from Antioch Fine Wine, cellar aged 3 months. Very dark brown pour with a brown head. Some nice lacing. Aroma begins with belgian chocolate and roast, and later down in the glass - some caramel, a bit of smoke, some licorice and some earth. Taste is of sweet caramel, bakers chocolate, some molasses, some earth, leather and some roast. Maybe some char too. Nose beats the flavor, which is a shame as the nose portends something very nice. Medium to full bodied with a touch of alcohol. Finishes to the sweet side of bittersweet, with some tang. The promise of the nose dropped after initial and it became more pedestrian. 13.7

slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"after the letdown of the Barleywine last month, I wasn’t expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Enough hops to balance a bit, but the aroma is dominated by roasted malt, and the f;avor chocolate. Quite tasty. Nice dry finish. Fairly smooth, medium-full bodied. Shipyard’s best that I’ve had...not worth the big price tag though."

onceblind (10893) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Deep black under a thin khaki head, with an amazing aroma of deep bittersweet chocolate, a touch of molasses, a little mint, and some roasty black malt and crystal malt. Big malty flavor with a touch of syrupiness and roast/char, deep bittersweet chocolate, and a wee bit of effervescent herbal tones. A bit sticky and charred, but overall quite roasty sweet and choocolaty. wonderful complex evening sipper.

HogTownHarry (7086) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Bomber - been in my fridge for, oh, 4 years? 5?? Deep brown-black with a huge lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma is very appealing - cocoa, light herbal bitterness, some table cream and a hint of mint. Taste follows, but thinner, and a touch sour. Light body, mild carbonation, surprisingly quick finish with a light cocoa aftertaste. Pretty smooth for an old bottle.

jookos (7160) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
[email protected] Black, gushing. Dark berries, blue berries. Some acidic.. vibes. Full bodied soft, chocolate(dark), bitters, sort of dark roasty berry fruits in finish. Ok.

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