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Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter - Ska Brewing Co.

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Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial PorterNefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter

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very good

411 Ratings

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 234
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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Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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
Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Hohnbaum, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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
Photo of timlyon
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

timlyon, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +4.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of ImperialStout
4/5  rDev +4.4%

ImperialStout, May 27, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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
Photo of jaymo18
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jaymo18, May 13, 2014
Photo of Todd
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Todd, May 10, 2014
Photo of BryantForestry
4.25/5  rDev +11%

BryantForestry, May 04, 2014
Photo of pstam87
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

pstam87, May 03, 2014
Photo of BuckTuckian
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BuckTuckian, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Yodo
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Yodo, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Andy_Luft
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Andy_Luft, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Stillmakingnoise, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured with a thick oily blackness but appeared dead with limited carbonation.

The aroma was grainy with a barley characteristic. It follows with prune, chocolate and more dark fruits.

The flavor holds prunes, plum, fig, and raisin. I catch some caramel malt and a bit of chocolate but the dark dried fruit seems prevalent.

The feel is dry and smooth and the lack of carbonation in appearance seems to play into the feel.

I enjoyed this more as I went as it took some time to settle in, but once my palate warmed to it I found it enjoyable.

KYGunner, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of deadliest
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

deadliest, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Can_has_beer, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of jkball01
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jkball01, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of UncleAddie
4/5  rDev +4.4%

UncleAddie, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.25/5  rDev +11%

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev +4.4%

WiggyKGB, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev +4.4%

khargro2, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of rdooley
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

rdooley, Mar 16, 2014
Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter from Ska Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.