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Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter - Ska Brewing Co.

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very good

404 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 39
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Ska Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 03-05-2004)
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Mscqu, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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EvanWilliams, Jul 25, 2014
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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.

ArrogantB, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

JordanHageman, Jul 01, 2014
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bcm75, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

bkeller04, Jun 25, 2014
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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.

chinchill, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hohnbaum, Jun 22, 2014
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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.

Ozzylizard, Jun 19, 2014
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timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
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ImperialStout, May 26, 2014
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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.

KFBR392, May 20, 2014
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Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.