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Raven Mad Imperial Porter - BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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Raven Mad Imperial PorterRaven Mad Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
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good

141 Ratings
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Released Fall 2008.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 10-30-2008)
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.21/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blackish brown, no head. Rim of beige lace some bead. Bit blah.

Coffee roast on the nose. Sweet caramel toffee and some spice blending maybe with some light herbal hoppy notes. Sweetish really, not bad.

Tastes a little weak upfront, with an under-cooked coffee note and some burnt toffee. Gets stronger darkness midway with a big oomph of roasty coffee and char. Finishes with a little vegetative note, kind of blandly bitter. OK for its flaws but nothing really great.

Surprisingly thin, little bit of carbonation fizz. Finishes OK.

A bit half-baked and not quite there in all the parts it should be.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2014 05:54:08 | More by laituegonflable
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GClarkage

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-02-2014 23:49:20 | More by GClarkage
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nicolecealka

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -66%

06-24-2014 02:02:42 | More by nicolecealka
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

06-23-2014 00:30:44 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

10-31-2013 04:29:01 | More by jaydoc
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-29-2013 05:02:39 | More by OKCNittany
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Hdredfern

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

09-18-2013 00:52:22 | More by Hdredfern
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.5%

08-13-2013 22:50:18 | More by Kegatron
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-13-2013 15:39:36 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-27-2013 22:31:18 | More by scruffwhor
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Pilvi

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-08-2013 14:56:26 | More by RichH55
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber given to me by my brewing lecturer. This particular bottle may have been ~12 months old. Shared with Sam.

Pours a deep, dark brown colour, lighter at the edges, with a muddled, flaky cola-coloured head. Some streaky, but thin and watery lace. Fine, perhaps thin, body with minimal carbonation. Overall, it doesn't look particularly exciting.

Nose is mild and toasty, with a bit of sweet, estery fruit: banana coming through in particular. Slight peppery characters, and some cocoa and sweetness as it warms, giving it a toasted banana bread character. There's not a lot to it, to be honest, but it's not bad.

Taste is a bit better. Sweet darkness on the front, with raisins, sultanas and some toffee, before a robust, almost ashy bitterness swells on the finish. There's some rummy booze, a hint of pepper again, and some earthiness. It's maybe a little bit too thin in the mouth, but the carbonation is fine.

Overall, yeah, it's nice enough, but it's far from being really exciting or interesting. It's just decent. It's missing some overarching structure and complexity, and ends up feeling a little too generic.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 04:22:31 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-21-2013 20:49:25 | More by ilikebeer03
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auggie

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.5%

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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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TATURBO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Mreyes69

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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Idaho

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

08-26-2012 17:28:30 | More by OldTime
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Raven Mad Imperial Porter from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
83 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.