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Imperial Porter - Ten Ninety Brewing Company

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Imperial PorterImperial Porter

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 87
Avg: 3.62
pDev: 42.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ten Ninety Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-10-2013

Created in 18th century London, porters were some of the first mass-produced and consumed beers of the industrial revolution. Porter evolved from a blend of brown and darker beers that were precursors to stouts. Tradition has it that these beers were favored by porters and other physical laborers.

Ten Ninety Imperial Porter is fiery elegance. Our porter is brewed with ample Munich, mild brown and de-bittered black malts for a chocolaty, espresso base. To contrast this bittersweet backbone, we added an ample dose of cayenne pepper, and tempered this heat with tart pomegranate juice.
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This thing was truly a mess. I enjoy pepper beers that have something to offset the spice. I prefer it to be a note in the overall flavor profile rather than an onslaught. The body is too thin, the pomegranate is hidden in there but overwhelmed. I think elegance is the last word I would ever use to describe this beer. Unless you consider a jean claude van damme karate chop to the mouth and throat elegant.

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Brown pour with light brown thin head that goes away within a minute or so. Faint burnt aroma. Peppers shine through in a great way here. Love the amount of heat along with the roasty malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. Heat keeps coming back. Not for the timid yet extremely enjoyable.

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12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color with no light coming through. It is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves virtually no head.

It has a tart aroma. There is some roasted malt aroma, and I can smell the cayenne pepper.

It starts out with a tart porter taste. Honestly it reminds me of a tart stout. The cayenne is noticeable in the back of my throat. It is an interesting combination of flavors.

Full mouthfeel

This is an interesting beer. I like all that is going on here. The tartness and the heat really work for my palate.

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Imperial Porter from Ten Ninety Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.