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Imperial Porter - Ten Ninety Brewing Company

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87
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 14.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 06-10-2013)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pokal at Bar Louie - Mt. Prospect.

My first crack at these fairly-local newcomers is a strong porter brewed with cayenne pepper and pomegranate juice. It pours a murky black-brown topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts and cocoa. I don't get any of the pepper or pomegranate here, just straight porter. And it's quite pleasant. The taste holds notes of mild roasted malts, cocoa, a hint of nigh-apple (I'm gonna assume this is actually pomegranate, but I tasted what I tasted), and some spicy pepper heat throughout the back end. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation, a smooth-ish feel, and a drying finish. Overall, a damn fine porter, one whose spice really sets it apart from its comrades and whose fruit works as a welcome and subtle compliment. I look forward to more from these guys.

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Imperial Porter from Ten Ninety Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.