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RATINGS: 558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
King of the alley this Imperial Porter reigns supreme with a mighty 8% Alcohol by Volume and 60 IBUs.Creamy, chocolaty sweet, with hints of coffee and Bing cherry, the Nefarious is wickedly outrageous.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26845) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Light roasted aroma with notes of fruits. Light roasted flavour with notes of coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry and GregClow -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown with a small diminishing tan head. Great nutty aroma with chocolate, caramel malt, dark fruit and coffee -- nice! Enjoyable roasted malt flavour with some chocolate, nuts and coffee and a hoppy bitter finish with a touch of alcohol. Medium bodied. A very good Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (3386) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2006
bottle. Well, this package really started talking a lot of shit from the first time I laid eyes on it. The wax covered cap, the bold claims in the text on the label, the sheer title of the beer, and of course the crown-adorned skeleton. My hopes were high and I made the purchase. I dropped the damned bottle in the parking lot of a hotel in SC and it shattered into a thousand pieces. It smelled good on the pavement, but that was my only impression thus far. I went back to Asheville and made the purchase again because I felt like Nefarious Ten Pin and I had unfinished business. The initial pours was fantastic. I couldnt ask for much more in a beer, it was black with just small amounts of mahogany coming through. The dark tan head lasted for the entire 20 minute drinking session. The aroma was decenently full, stongly malty. It was rather musty, but milk chocolate, old coffee, and cherries came through. The flavor was a bit flat. That was my only complaint. A hard, bland, generic coffee-esque British porter note is predominant. There is a bit of sweet chocolate malt in the background, some tangy fruity notes, theres soy sauce throughout. Its not bad at all. Really, I enjoyed it. But for the inflated price tag ( mostly due to Winehaus being a rip off) and for the trash talk that the label brings, it was mildly disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3321) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is very nice - sweet, roasty, nutty, with great coffee notes. Very tasty as well - lots of chocolate and coffee, with a dry, woody finish. Hides the alcohol pretty well. A very nice porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 29, 2006
22oz bomber, no date. Pours basically black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, a little coffee, some oak. Taste is the same with a little bit of sour acidic fruits. Too watery with too much chalkiness, and too flat. Not very spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 Dark color, thin tan head. Low carbonation, not very thick in consistency, would like it to be much creamier than it is. Roasty, fruity, some chocolatey, very sweet, a bit milky. The alcohol is there in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2006
Pours like dark porter, blackish with red hues in the light, with a decent though thin head. The nose is roasty and slightly sweet, with some definite stone fruit/raspberry and acidity. Not quite balanced. The palate is middle of the road with good CO2 level, and alright viscosity, but less than I expect from a beer that bares the modifier "imperial". Roast with obvious sour milk/raspberry acidity in the flavor. theres definitely cherry, but I get very little chocolate (the natural match for cherry in stouts) until the residual bitter aftertaste. The roasty acidity lingers on well past the fruit and chocolate. A decent beer, but next time Im not going to smuggle onto a plane and back home. The more I drank, the less I liked this beer, which in and of itself, caused me to knock it down a point in flavor and overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6381) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - my bottle. Pours black with an average beige creamy lasting head. Creamy deep roast malt aroma, coffee, sour cherry, cream and dry hops. Taste is extremely bitter - hops and alcohol in quantity - very roasty, almost burnt - nuts, a hint of cola, molasses - almost syrup-like, very thick body, acidic yet sweet, a little flat - excellent porter, strong and sweet, like a turkish coffee with lots of sweetener.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2006 (05.02.06) One pint, 6 oz brown bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. 8% ABV. Poured opaque black with giant tan head. No discernable carbonation. Roasted malt aroma. Medium bodied porter that starts dry with light malt sweetness. Roasted malt and expresso coffee flavors. Finished dry with light roasted malt fade. Some lingering bitterness. Smooth and creamy in the mouth. Too thin and watery flavored for an imperial porter, this is a very good porter nonetheless. UPDATE (05.06.06) On tap at Firkins, Libertyville, IL. Poured opaque brown black with small tan head. Medium bodied porter that started dry with roasted malt and licorice flavors. Finished with light malt fade. The tap version lacked the complex character of the bottled version and deserved a lower rating but I will keep the original bottle rating as is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mynie (44) - Waterloo, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2006
ww, garsh. I just cant resist a wax-covered bottle head and I also love skeletons and so even though I wasnt really bowled over (a hur hur) by the regular Ten Pin Porter and other beers I had from Ska, I decided to fork over a decent chunk of change for a bomber of this here brew. Pours a very dark ruby with a small white head. Rather pedestrian pour, but its saved by good lacing. Smells of deep coffee and light roasted malts. Not very strong at all, not very complex at all. Nice, but weak. Tastes great. Very complex roasted malt starts off with coffee and hazelnut, like a fine caf latte, getting chocolately sweet near the middle and ending with a light, bittersweet hop. Good, but not as intense I as I had expected. I would have merely thought this a good, borderline very good, regular porter were the word "imperial" not so present on the bottle. As is, its a good beer, but it loses points for not being potent enough to rank as a good example of either an imeperial or Batlic porter. Still, well worth a try.

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