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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
83
good

142 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 142
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

laituegonflable, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

GClarkage, Jul 02, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -66%

nicolecealka, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Stephen_Purdue, Jun 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

OKCNittany, Oct 29, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -52.4%

Hdredfern, Sep 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Kegatron, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

scruffwhor, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Smurf2055, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Pilvi, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

RichH55, May 08, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

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.

lacqueredmouse, Apr 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

ilikebeer03, Mar 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

auggie, Feb 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jheezee, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gagnonsux, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

TATURBO, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Mreyes69, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

sendbeer, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

tizride, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

astraker, Sep 01, 2012
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Raven Mad Imperial Porter from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
83 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.