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Grand Imperial Porter - Browar Amber

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BA SCORE
83
good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Poland

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atis on 01-07-2009)
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-09-2014 03:25:52 | More by KAF
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Kashyyyk

Poland

4/5  rDev +9%

07-05-2014 13:51:57 | More by Kashyyyk
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kersjous


4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

06-26-2014 20:00:29 | More by kersjous
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

06-04-2014 23:37:53 | More by AndrewBV
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-26-2014 12:48:00 | More by Latarnik
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-23-2014 21:16:46 | More by KevMo84
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-04-2014 19:39:29 | More by poskok
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-20-2014 01:41:13 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Hourglass

New York

4.59/5  rDev +25.1%

Dark ruby red/ brown color with lasting head and appropriate

carbonation.

Strong burnt carmel, molasses, toffee notes with hints of coffee aroma and flavors. This has some aged characteristics in a positive way. Sweet with balanced bitterness.

Thick syrupy mouthfeel.

Overall a complex beer to be savored and sipped at warming temperatures to really appreciate. AVB is hidden by sweetness. Not your average porter....well done!

03-19-2014 22:18:26 | More by Hourglass
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-16-2014 04:16:32 | More by Kunstman
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

02-20-2014 18:44:26 | More by kwjd
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-04-2014 04:30:47 | More by derkfromwi
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dertyd

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

12-08-2013 09:35:25 | More by dertyd
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SeatsTaken

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-03-2013 00:08:19 | More by SeatsTaken
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9%

11-24-2013 04:14:36 | More by BrownAleMale
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wchasse222

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-05-2013 18:35:21 | More by wchasse222
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morrowd3

Vermont

4/5  rDev +9%

10-03-2013 22:09:58 | More by morrowd3
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

500 ml bottle poured into a snifter.
8% ABV

A - Dark amber clarity is evident through the pour, but this Baltic Porter is as dark as night in the glass, crowned by a dense mocha head, which leaves a smattering of lace on the glass.

S - Sticky caramel and toffee sweetness are further gummed up with a good helping of molasses which also carries with it bitterness and balance that suggests bittersweet chocolate. Suggestions of vanilla bean emerge as the beer warms, lingering with notes of chocolate-covered raisin.

T - Toffee, Peanut Brittle (sans the peanuts) and burnt caramel overwhelm molasses and bitter dark chocolate when this beer warms but, a blend of dark fruits with raisin and prune at the forefront finishes out on a high note.

M - Grand Imperial Porter feels heavy on the tongue, rich with maltiness but, it's chewy body isn't overbearing or cumbersome, finishing with an incredible velvety smoothness that trails off with a perfect level of acrid bitterness for balance and dryness.

O - Not a trace of alcohol is to be found in this rich and velvety Baltic Porter. Smooth from start to finish, tons of sugary sweetness develops as it warms, none of which become a burden as the dark malts and mysteriously silent hops balance the beer wonderfully.

08-17-2013 15:08:52 | More by BeerFMAndy
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SoPeL

Poland

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-12-2013 20:18:44 | More by SoPeL
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quirk6

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2013 14:47:10 | More by quirk6
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-13-2013 17:52:41 | More by hansavijaticar
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brewcifix

Connecticut

2.74/5  rDev -25.3%

A- Pours black with an off white head. My tulip is showing pretty much no lacing. The head quickly dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. The ring falls back down to the liquid with every sip.

S- Nice molasses, dark fruit, and toffee pleasantly greet the nose. I also get notes of caramel and a little alcohol.

T- Molasses and burnt malts dominate an abundantly sweet flavor. It gives way to a sweet raisin-licorice-molasses finish. Raisins, dark fruit, and sugar linger long on the palate. I'm not tasting any of the alcohol in the nose. It may be overwhelmed by all the sweetness. It does manage, however, to warm the throat- assuring its presence.

M- This porter weighs heavy on the tongue, and is a little syrupy- but, not silky. it's like heavy water- if that makes any sense. There is moderate carbonation to add some interest, I guess.

Overall: eh. This is, by no means, a "good beer". It does have an interesting nose and flavor that lean on dark fruits and raisins- as opposed to the common chocolate and malts. Interesting? Yes. Good? No. Grand Imperial Porter stands out among porters. Unfortunately, other porters are better.

06-13-2013 23:17:03 | More by brewcifix
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BrewMaven

New York

3.45/5  rDev -6%

New to my local Polish stocked mini mart. Had to try.

A: Poured near black with a hind of deep ruby at the base of the glass. Shallow fine head that didn't last long leaving a fine ring with slight lace.

S: Very slight smell of licorice and roasted malt is all I'm getting here.

T&M: Same roasted malt, Maybe some ripe fruit and hint of licorice. Very smooth and easy drinking for a big beer. Medium bodied with fine carbonation.

Although nothing stood out here, it was still an enjoyable beer that I'll go back to as I see it. Solid if not outstanding Baltic Porter.

06-13-2013 21:37:48 | More by BrewMaven
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Mendicant

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

06-06-2013 08:21:32 | More by Mendicant
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9%

05-02-2013 00:58:32 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Grand Imperial Porter from Browar Amber
83 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.