Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter - Ska Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 401 | Reviews: 232 | Display Reviews Only:
3.63/5 rDev -5.2%
22oz bottle that I picked up for $6.99. Dark black with a small head, looks like an imperial stout. Aroma is sweet dark malts. Flavor was sweet, dark malts, I would have guessed it was an imperial stout. Overall, not bad, worth $7 but I wouldn't buy it again.
07-06-2014 14:22:57 | More by ArrogantB
3.9/5 rDev +1.8%
Wax sealed 650ml bottle allowed to warm for about 15 minutes.
Pours deep, clear dark brown with a decent light brown head.
Aroma: Dark roasted malts with hints of dark fruits, char and sweetness. Approaches 4.25.
Flavor: Dark roasted malts with a touch of dates and other dark fruits. Slighty boozy; light smoky char. Sweet up front but mildly bitter overall. Coffee and bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.
Feel: Smooth, near medium body.
06-24-2014 16:17:22 | More by chinchill
3.41/5 rDev -11%
Undated bomber at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of malt, weak
Head large (5 cm), light brown, heaped and creamy, very slowly diminishing
Lacing good – large clots of thick, small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of malted grain, slightly sweet, quickly dies with only the sweetness left behind
Palate medium to full, creamy, carbonation soft
Passable; not in the same class with RIS, but then since it’s an “imperial porter” one would expect it to be less flavorful and thinner, which it is. This is not bad, with the appearance of the head, lacing, and body raising the score while the weak flavor lowers it. Worth trying; I have another bottle which I’ll age and try again in a year or two.
06-19-2014 17:14:25 | More by Ozzylizard
3.01/5 rDev -21.4%
Appearance: Half a finger of off white head on the pour. Extremely low active carbonation. Poured dark brown but sits black in the glass.
Smell: Powdery cacao nibs on the front. Slightly ashy oak body. Milk chocolate with slightly roasted coffee grounds is picked up on the back end.
Taste: The front is a touch watery with some malt sweetness. Notes of caramel, soapy molasses, dirt, and roasted toffee grounds roll in after the front. There is a mossy funk on the body which I can't really find a reason for, some oxidation maybe? Aftertaste is a mixture of old coffee, plastic, and dark chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Thin overall but lingering tones of coffee and dark chocolate. Carbonation is low which gives no good for flaws.
Overall: Hmm, the chocolate and coffee tones are a little synthetic and off putting. After such a solid wax job on the bottle I had high hopes, because we all know wax topping means it's going to be a good brew.
05-20-2014 04:44:34 | More by KFBR392
Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.