Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Imperial Porter

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Reviews: 281
Hads: 350
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 56
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-30-2003

Full bodied and rich color, our imperial porter has hints of roasted coffee, cocoa with a generous hop finish. Dark roasted malts blended with the crispness of English hops, this beer is smooth yet complex.

65 IBU
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Photo of PorterLambic
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with a dark tan head that settles at a thick film. Leaves good lace behind.
Smell is roasted malt, hops, oak, dark chocolate, coffee and nut.
Taste is all of that with the addition of some alcohol.
Full-bodied with light effervescence. Warming with a dryish finish. Please, may I have more? Though at $9.50 a bottle... (337 characters)

Photo of ppoitras
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle puchased from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into a Mayflower nonic, formed a 1/4" tan head above a clear burgundy brown brew. Head lasts alright, with lasting legs but average lacing. Aroma is boozy sweet maltiness.

Taste is chocolatey sweet upfront, but quickly gives way to a strong dark fruit/cherry flavor that dominates to the alcoholic close. Mouthfeel is smooth except for the burning at the end, and drinkability is okay. Not as good as I remember, for sure.

12/22/06 - 4.5/4.5/4.5/4/4.5
Poured into a pint glass, formed a 1" brown head on top of an almost opaque dark brown brew, with slightly translucent edges. Lacing is prevalent, but quick-falling. Aroma is tons of dark grains, with both coffee and chocolate apparent. Taste is dominated by the dark malt sweetness upfront, but gives way to some pervasive hoppiness. Mouthfeel is smooth and easy, and drinkability is very nice as well. As nice as I remembered. (950 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Big thanks to connecticutpoet for this bottle!

Nuthin' better than some "Dog Whisperer" and a snifter of imperial porter. Good times. This one pours a straightly opaque black-brown topped by nearly a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, spruce tips, pine, rich toffee, cocoa, blackened biscuits, rye bread, and a hint of cashews. The taste is pretty darkly roasted and charred: malts, biscuits, caramel, coffee. Feel the darkness, apparently. All of this roast and char leaves a slightly stinging bitterness that even leans toward the sour end of the spectrum. Some light pine and citrus notes get lost in the mob as well. The body is a strong medium, with a light carbonation and a dry feel. Overall, I think this guy overdoes it with the roast a bit, but beyond that everything seems pretty dern solid. (871 characters)

Photo of asabreed
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 800th brew review. 1000 seems so far away, but somehow I don't think it's as far down the road as I think.

12 oz. bottle purchased at Julio's a week or so ago for a few bucks.

Appearance: Deceivingly light-looking, almost less opaque than Guinness even. Nice frothy mocha-colored lacing that doesn't leave a ton of retention, but hovers nicely above the body of the brew with each pour.

Smell: Nice charred malts, notes of tar, berries, mocha cream sweetness, black magic marker, mild citrus hops bitterness. Balanced and nuanced, with a lot of aromas coming through.

Taste: This is a deceiving brew. There's a lot of initial charred malts going on, along with some tar, weird pineapple flavors, mild berries, and lots of citrus hops to finish, along with some candied oranges. The pineapple must be from the fruit esters, maybe mixing with the charred berry flavors or the hops, but I like it. It has balls, but it also has good nuances going on with the fruit, char, and bitterness, that a lot of Imperials of the style can't get right. Balanced and chameleon-like and insanely enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, but not creamy to the point where it feels like a milkshake. Coating, though, with a ton of bubbles from the middle to back-end, making it nearly perfect.

Drinkability: I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. "Why not get a 4-pack?" I asked myself. And of course, I decided for just the one bottle. It's not the end of the world, I know, but this is a brew that almost begs to not be a sipper -- however, it seems like it very well could be, which it shouldn't. And there's the rub. I haven't seen it at too many places, so if I encounter it again, you know I'll be buying more. Delicious and a perfect selection for the upcoming cold weather and rain that's upon us. (1,785 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Special thanks to Ineedabeerhere for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours a dark mahogany with a thick and creamy, khaki colored head on top that reaches about two fingers thick. Retention was excellent and a ton of lace was left behind, messing the glass.

S: Very fragrant. Rich nutty toffee, with notes of dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, molassas/brown sugar, and rum raisin bread pudding.

T: Everything noted above, but even more intense. A bit of a creeping alcohol flavor comes into play.

M: Thick, coating, and luxurious. Maybe (just maybe) a tad too sweet?

D: Excellent. Not exactly what I'd call a warm weather thirst quencher, but this sure does stick to the ribs. (736 characters)

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Bought a 4 pack of this for $8.99... and man oh man is this a fantastic beer. Pours a nice dark brown with a nice white head to it. Aroma is very roasty, nutty, and a faint hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, TONS of taste to this one. Get some great roastiness, some good caramel notes, possibly even some coffee and chocolate too, along with a balance of good hops. A little bit of an alcohol kick but it all goes together so well.. just a great beer at the end of an evening. Way too drinkable and damn delicious... recommend this one for sure. (549 characters)

Photo of msubulldog25
3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tried this one a couple years back in its previous incarnation, the swing-top, but never reviewed (hmm...odd); this round comes in a 12 oz. bottle, sent by Pabs311 and poured to a pint glass. Spent a few minutes outside the fridge before pouring; non-dated label.

A: Deep & dark ebony, though a shade shy of true 'blackness'. Solid head of the lightest tan, very respectable longevity. Broad bands of the finest cream, great 'stickability'. All you could ask for in a porter, looks-wise.

S: As much as I let this warm, the nose really never developed whatsoever. A modest sweetness and cocoa darkness, something dry and breadcrust-like. Am a bit disappointed...

T: Oh wow; whatever the lack of aroma hid is more than made up for with taste. Huge(!) ~ rich chocolate and an underlying dark fruit. Dirty earthiness adds to the fudge, a gritty/grainy sweetness, accentuated by malted milk balls. A chalkier/drier finish. Robust and impressive.

M: Smooth and medium-heavy build. A fine prickle and a little on the warm-boozy side, but no complaints.

D: Not sure whether this should have come from a pint or a snifter...a hefty taste/feel and an fairly weighty alcoholic girth lead me to think this worthy of the latter. A well-done brew by the folks at Thomas Hooker, really worthy of seeking... (1,297 characters)

Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of fluffy white head and light carbonation.

s - Smells of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

t - Tastes of cocoa, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and coffee.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A very nice porter. I thought it tasted great and was very well balanced. Would definitely try again. (406 characters)

Photo of Freethyhops
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was surprised to see this in 4pks in Georgia. I thought Thomas Hooker was a bit smaller, but I'm glad to try a nice offering from a solid New England brewery.

a- pours a dark translucent brown with a big frothy cream colored head. some brilliant ruby tones when held to light are a nice sight. if the head showed some better persistence I would be tempted to give it a 5. a really impressive looking porter.

s- a nice mix of caramel, cocoa, butterscotch and a bit of nuttiness. some apparent malt sweetness. very light on the roasted malts. I would prefer a bit more on the nose everything else is quite pleasant. a bit of dark fruit like esters mix in when searching deeper.

t- a big surprise factor plays in here that I'm really enjoying. this porter is HOPPY! accentuates the very subtle roasted characters and does an exceptional job of balancing a big sweet malt profile. the chocolate and caramel are still big players. a bit of toasty bread mixes in nicely too. everything in here is very well melded and yet is quite unique. I'm a fan and glad to have a few more bottles.

m- full-medium bodied. moderate-high carbonation level really makes this thing a mouthful. no real exceptional creaminess but no alcohol to speak of either.

d- delicious stuff that was priced nicely at around $10/4pk. I will most certainly be pulling the other bottles out of the cellar for more immediate consumption. these puppies are tasty as hell fresh and I can't see them getting much better with age. (1,494 characters)

Photo of thepeter
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Not sure what was wrong with this to me as I usually love porters, this one just did not do it for me. Poured a dark brown with a thin little head. Smelled of sweet raosted caramel malt and some hop bitterness. taste was of roasted malt, dark fruit, and dry bread, more bitter than I like from a porter but can see how it's balanced nicely. Quite heavy on the palette but nice carbonation. I will give this another chance as maybe my pallette was off, just not my thing that day. (479 characters)

Photo of Ryan011235
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on 6/14/10

Thanks to Pabs311

Thinnish brown, settling dark. Held closely to the light, it has a vague gleam of ruby around the edge. Quickly manifest are two fingers of tan foam. A swirl is required every so often to keep head retention going. Ok lace.

With almost an effervescent quality, the aroma suggests booziness with explicitly smelling of it. Otherwise it's solid, standard-fare porter, albeit a little denser. Roasted dark malts are plentiful with hints of toastiness strewn in as well. Something of a citric hop twinge is in there. Seems to be of moderate sweetness.

Imperial Porter tastes pretty impressive, certainly worthy of the moniker. Bold swaths of roasted malts are peppered with mild hints of spicy hops; though leaning toward the malty side of things, it's proportioned well. Toasted sugar sweetness creeps in midway through. However, the finish dries up nicely. As it warms, bitterness is appreciable toward the finish.

Full bodied; smooth, creamy carbonation. Despite the aroma, there really isn't much, if any, perceived alcohol. As mentioned earlier, the finish is dry. Residual bitterness & grit lingers.

Drinkability is quite good; I really enjoyed Imperial Porter. One (maybe two) at a time would likely suffice as it's fairly hefty. I wouldn't at all mind getting to try this one again. Recommend. (1,354 characters)

Photo of abrand
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle courtesy of Arenbeer poured into a pint glass. This is a new brewery for me.

The Imp Porter pours a deep mahogany color with a very thin tan head that quickly fades after an aggressive pour. Smell is dominated with malt characteristics. Some chocolate and coffee are present as well as raisins. Taste is fairly light with a nice lingering burnt coffee taste. Plenty of malts are also present on the palate with a fruit sweetness. A good tasting american porter. Mouthfeel is fairly thin but well carbonated. This is one drinkable porter. ABV is well hidden and taste is really good. (600 characters)

Photo of Arenbeer
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Pint glass

A- Pours a dark dark brown with a thin 1 finger tan head on top that leaves little splotchy lacing on the way down the glass.

S- Sweet roasted dark malts with a good amount of bittersweet chocolate. Alcohol is very apparent.

T- Once again roasted dark malts and hidden behind the moderate alcohol sting is a sweet chocolate flavor that is pretty decent.

M- Medium body with lower moderate carbonation and a slight bitter dry finish but not bad.

Overall It's a solid porter but IMO was poorly blended. The sharp boozy flavor was way to apparent, hiding all the other possible flavors if there are any. Don't get me wrong the malts and chocolate were definitely there, just not enough to call this brew amazing.

SkÅL! (753 characters)

Photo of illidurit
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, courtesy travduke, poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep dark brown, clear under bright light, with a big fluffy cocoa-colored head. Dark chocolate aroma with some light roastiness, dark fruits, and a touch of alcohol. Big dark chocolate and coffee flavor that melds into a caramel note through the finish. Substantial acidity, maybe a little too much. There's something about this that lets you know that it's a lager, although I'm not sure I can put my finger on it. Nice bitter finish, otherwise pretty clean. I dig it. (540 characters)

Photo of jampics2
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a very kind trader from VA. Thanks ever so much for a new beer to me, Mike!

Poured into my go-to New Belgium globe. A black liquid is crowned with a tan head that forms a nice ring once it subsides.

Smell is a bit on the charred side for me, nice hints of coffee and dark fruit. But a bit too burned for me. Touch of chocolate and coffee and hops. But the roasted/burned malt dominates. Nonetheless, it's very deep and complex and I like that!!

Taste is good but a touch flawed IMO. Nice amount of bittersweet chocolate and coffee hints from the roast. Caramel and sweet, overripe dark fruit. But there's almost a phantom sour note from the combo of the charred malt and the sweet fruit, like they're both battling for dominance. This is supposed to be a Baltic influenced American porter with lager yeast, but it comes off too fruity where a bit less roast and a cleaner finish would have made a TON of difference.

Mouthfeel is good, nice body and carb is a touch heavy but keeps it lively.

Drinkability is also good. By no means a chore or a choke down. Just not my fave porter but a unique take I'm glad to have sampled. Cheers for the interesting extra! (1,179 characters)

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.62/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So this is one of the new 12oz bottles from a 4pk. Had it on 4.4, from notes.

Pours near black into my bruery tulip, small beige head fades to a thin ring. Took some effort to revive it, not much lace at all, kind of lifeless. ehhh

Smells mostly of deep, dark bitter roast and some darker, high % cocoa chocolate. A little one dimensional overall though... with a lasting impression of burnt toast. A little fruitiness tries to save it.. not really though. The taste is much of the same. Burnt, charred notes with some well integrated day-old coffee. A little astringent, leaving little room for subtlety.

Medium bodied with a very low level of carbonation, the roasted burnt quality lingers through the finish.... I wouldn't see having a couple of these back to back but it was interesting to try. At least they aren't producing the infection-prone swingtops anymore. (873 characters)

Photo of silentjay
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark mahogany, brown (almost black) with a small cream colored head with little lacing.

smells of burnt coffee, toffee, caramel, raisin, brown sugar, some fruits. a bit roasty. typical porter aroma but maybe a bit fruitier.

taste brings in a bit more roastiness, not smokey, though. a lot of bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. a bit of bitter hops comes through but its sweet in the aftertaste. toffee flavor stays on the tongue for a while. very slight alcohol warmth as it goes down the gullet.

mouthfeel is good. not over-carbonated, pretty full body, like a good cream soda. a bit of a syrupy residue sticks on the back of the tongue.

Drinkability is good. many aromas and flavors at work here, but none take center stage for a complex and tasty brew. alcohol is there, but its not strong, just a hint of warmth which is good for an imperial porter.

very good brew. glad to try it in the new 4-pack version after being scared away from the flip-tops for so long. will probably visit again, though it won't be a regular. (1,037 characters)

Photo of number1bum
3.27/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle (glad they got rid of the swingtops) it's an opaque dark brown with about one finger of light tan head. Keeps a dollop in the middle and some lace around the edges, but not much more than that.

Smell is initially quite fruity, with some dark fruits and a bit of citrus too. Then I get some dark caramel, molasses, and some subtle chocolaty and smoky notes.

Taste is more roasty than the smell was (I was searching for the roasted malt in the nose and could not get much), with a big roasted malt base. There is some smoke and some substantial bitterness in the finish; tastes charred or burned actually. Those qualities really dominate unfortunately. There is some dark fruit and caramel sweetness but I think a lot of the other qualities from the nose are buried by the roasted malt and burned flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth at first, but the burned quality gives it an astringency that starts to take away from the feel as the glass progresses. Unpleasant at times.

Based on some of the other more recent reviews and my own experience, as compared to the overall rating and some of the older reviews, I wonder what has happened to this beer. Clearly it was a great beer once, but the one in my glass is not. The burned flavor just kills it, masking the other flavors and giving it an unpleasant, bitter astringency. Maybe they should bring back the swingtops afterall... (1,425 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - One finger of light brown foam on top of a black body with no light showing through. The head dissipates at an average pace and leaves thin lace on the glass.

S - An earthy coffee aroma with some spicy caramel mixed in. Some sugary sweetness in the background as well with a hint of molasses and some cola notes.

T - Sweet caramel and molasses up front with moderate black coffee and cola character. More of the cola in the middle with a more malty, toasted bread sweetness. Finishes with cola sweetness and light herbal hop character to balance. Lingering smoke and burnt caramel character as well as a little spiced coffee.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Not bad, there is a lot of dark sugar character, but for some reason it never seems to really come together. There is an odd spiciness that I pick up in the aroma and that really jumps out in the aftertaste. The cola sweetness sticks around too long and makes the beer seem cloying rather than complex. Drinkable, but not something I would drink more than once. (1,064 characters)

Photo of Thads324
3.21/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bought a 4 pk. of 12 oz. bottles

A : pours a nice black color with hints of redness in the light. A solid tan head dissipates quickly.

S : hints of coffee and caramel. A little roasted. Slight alcohol at the end.

T : The first taste you receive from this brew is the alcohol that was not very apparent in the aroma. It transitions slowly into a roasted malt flavor with a good coffee and light hop flavor. The taste leaves the mouth quickly, but the alcohol remains. The boom slows down as you venture through the pint

M : the carbonation is good on this porter and it fills the tongue.

D : one is good for me, too much alcohol flavor without a balance of complexity.

Don't get me wrong, I love imperial anything, but the wave of booze in the beginning takes away from the rest of the beer. The second half of this beer has wonderful flavor and it would probably mix nicely with an ipa for an interesting black and tan. I would not recommend spending $10 on a 4 pack of these guys to anyone as it is just not complex enough. Overpriced for being ordinary... (1,063 characters)

Photo of joshstevens87
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-pours a brown/black with a half inch tan head
S-a nice roasted malt blend with nice chocolate and coffee notes
T-a nice malt blend of coffee and chocolate with an evident alcohol kick
M-a bigger body with a strong carbonation which gives a nice crispness to the beer would be very refrshing except from the alcohol presence
D-i could maybe have a few of these but its well balance taste it thrown off by the huge alcohol taste to it (437 characters)

Photo of travduke
3.58/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Midnight black body with a tan foamy head that quickly fades but leaves generous lacing.

Smell: Lots of coffee and chocolate in here. Roasted malts.

Taste: Same as the nose with a bit of vanilla. The alcohol isn't very well hidden.

Mouth/Drink: Mouth is thick and smooth. Drinkability is low because this beer is filling and the somewhat high alcohol kicks in quick. (376 characters)

Photo of younger35
3.39/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I received this beer A LONG time ago from some very generous BA. I heard it was a bit hot at the time and I put it in the cellar to chill out for a while. When I moved to Minneapolis, I tossed it in the fridge. That was 10 months ago. Finally got around to it. Drank from my Lost Abbey goblet.

Bottled 2006

Appearance- Pours a dark brown crimson with a small half finger head light tan head (even with a very aggressive pour) that bubbles away very quickly. A super thin collar remains with zero head and zero lacing.
Smell- Very bold and aggressive smelling for a Porter with a big fruity bouquet right from the start. Loads of plums and raisins mix in among the dark earthy chocolate. The chocolate is somewhere between dark and milky as there is a bit of a sweetness to the smell that mixes well with the fruits. A touch of caramel and coffee sneak in toward the end. Extremely nice nose, especially for a Porter.
Taste- Starts with a fair amount of sweetness with a muted hop type of dark fruity thing. Almost has a Tripel thing going on with all the raisin/prune thing going down. No real chocolate is left but a light roastiness is detectable that adds a coffee aspect. Even after 4 years the alcohol is still noticeable and the taste isn't quite as complex as the nose led me to believe. I think it's just slightly too sweet. The finish is fruity and lightly coffee like.
Mouthfeel- Fairly thin overall with a watery feel that SUPER disappointing. Little if any carbonation remains.
Drinkability- Well since I never had this beer fresh, I don't have anything to compare it to. Either this beer is past its prime after 4 years, or I just don't like it much. The nose if fantastic, but the taste is extremely disappointing. It's too sweet and it's still slightly warming. Oh well, interesting none-the-less. Thanks whoever you are! (1,838 characters)

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, chestnut brown in color, 1/2 inch head

Smell: nut, toasted malt, and bark

Taste: toasted malt, caramel, vanilla, some cream and nut, with alcohol

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium bodied, very sweet with a small bitter hit in the middle, moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A nice high alcohol creamy sweet brown ale. I do want several and am glad I picked up a four pack. Very complex for the style. (414 characters)

Photo of DmanGTR
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes on 1/15/10. Thanks for the treat, Erosier (Eric)!

A - poured pitch black with a rich, tan, 1" foamy head. Well retained, no lacing. 4.0

S - Lots of sweet caramel, roasted barley, and some dark ripe fruits of figs and prunes. Maybe a hint of chocolate as well. 4.5

T - Huge notes of coffee and cocoa. Lots of roasted barley and caramel, maybe even some toffee. The fruit notes are less pronounced. 4.0

M - Thick and rich, smooth carbonation, coats the palate. 4.0

D - simply incredible. 4.5 (512 characters)

Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 281 ratings.