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Imperial Porter - Central City Brewing

Imperial Porter
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very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%

Brewed by:
Central City Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Derek on 05-15-2011)
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Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Only offered as a seasonal on site at the Surrey Central Brewing Co.

A: As dark as brown can be without being considered black with a creamy colored head that reaches about 1/2" and hangs around slightly on top for a while.

S: Boozy but inviting. Some malt.

T: One of the smoothest tasting porters I have ever had. Especially considering the alcohol content. Boozy finish that isn't overpowering. I could see people who could not get into more prolific dark beers like Murphy's and Guinness liking this one because of how well balanced the taste is.

M: Very slippery with medium carbonation and medium thickness. Extremely pleasant.

O: Excellent. The best and most balanced porter I have ever tried and will have one of these any chance I get.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2011 14:56:19 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is really more of a (north) American Double Porter, perhaps leaning towards an English Old Ale.

Dark Brown with a light tan head, some retention & lace.

The alcohol is readily apparent on the nose, some light hop spicing (willamette?), a little biscuity nut and a hint of coffee roast.

Alcohol is up front in the flavour as well, more whiskey-like than wine, the bitterness, roasted malts & american hopping are all surprisingly delicate. I expected a little more punch, but this is a pleasant sipper for a rainy day on the coast.

Very well-attenuated with a drying alcohol finish.

This is a good brew, but surprisingly subtle for its strength.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 18:59:25 | More by Derek
Photo of Hoptoria

British Columbia (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from 650ml bottle purchased for 7.99.

A- Pours a murky and dark brown (near black) with a slight ruby tinge. Slight brown head which leaves some lacing.

S- The best part of this beer. Great nose for a big BA porter. Smoky, with the expectation of a bit of alcohol burn.

T- Licorice, smoke, molasses, a little bit of a dark fruit character. I like.

M- Smooth, with an ever-so-slight creaminess and a lingering alcohol finish.

O- I was lucky to get a bottle at nearly half-off (original list price 15.99). For 7.99 this was a GREAT beer, and I should have bought a few more bottles. If I however, had paid $13-16, as it seems other have had to do, I would have been a little disappointed that this beer wasn't more complex. But this is another super solid offering and Central City are quickly climbing my brewery rankings.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 23:56:15 | More by Hoptoria
Photo of LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central City Brewing 'Imperial Porter' @9.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $13

A-pour is a very dark brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with a hint of crimson red peeking thru a small tan head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-a definate certain smokeyness !

T-the bourbon aging has given this beer a certain smoke taste , yet smooth enough to consider cellaring perhaps ... hmm

MF-ok/good carbonation , definate full body

Ov-nice beer , good porter , worth the big price , NO ,

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 19:57:26 | More by LampertLand
Photo of EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650ML bottle
A: black
S: sharp liquorice root, blended whisky; intense but not very broad or complex
T: black liquorice, black molasses, not a broad flavour; a sour finish that makes me pucker! That finish is really not very enjoyable.
M: full-bodied
O: a BIG BOLD beer but not complex or overly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 02:50:38 | More by EspressoGuy
Imperial Porter from Central City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.