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Richie Imperial Porter - Ale Syndicate

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Richie Imperial PorterRichie Imperial Porter

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ale Syndicate visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Richie Imperial Porter is powerful and complex. Made with roasted barley and chocolate malts, it balances sharper flavors with a clean, semi-sweet finish.

32 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-26-2013)
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a slightly diluted chestnut color with a thin cap of coarse khaki bubbles that soon dissippates. Bold aroma smells of molasses, dark fruit, cherry cough syrup, and baking chocolate, with perhaps a faint trace of grassy hops. If this tastes anywhere near as good as it smells, I’m in for a real treat.

The taste features big roasted coffee up front with molasses and the cough syrup alluded to by the nose, courtesy of some herbal hops. Hints of peat and dark chocolate lurk beneath the surface as well. The mouthfeel is palpably thin, creating a distracting contrast with the robust flavor profile. The alcohol is not especially well-concealed either, leaving a perpetual sting on the tongue while drinking. Carbonation is on the high end of moderate, which reinforces the light mouthfeel that doesn’t really belong.

I picked this up on a whim not expecting much, and while I was encouraged by the aroma, the overall experience falls short of what I would have liked. I’ll give it credit for full flavor, but the thin body and unwieldy alcohol don’t justify its more positive aspects.

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Richie Imperial Porter from Ale Syndicate
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.