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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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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

Todd, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

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

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

Yodo, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

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

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

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

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

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

afsdan, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

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

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

Bunuelian, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Rihup, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

KevinGordon, Feb 09, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

FIrst review after many years gone. From a bomber, from the fridge, into a dimpled stein.

Appearance: Pours an inky, extremely dark brown. Firm, pillowy mocha-tan head, albeit a little thin. Sticks around pretty good. Less than a finger. But man, does it stick around. Remains solid and firm, sip after sip.

Smell: Beer might be a bit cold, still; not getting much aroma from the glass. Can find light woody-nes, nutty-ness, bittersweet choclate. As it warms some, more delicate flavors appear; light dark fruits, and maybe even a certain rum character? Mostly dark malts. Reminds me more of a brown ale than a baltic porter.

Taste: Taste is mosly true to style; robust malty taste and minimal hoppiness. Flavor profile has a lot of bittersweet baker's chocolate. I dunno, I find the tastes sort of muddled and indistinct. The beer leaves the palette and leaves cocoa and a herbal hop note, which I don't find too great.

Mouthfeel: The feel, however, is a shining point. Medium-full body, nice and thick on the palette with the right amount of subdued carbonation. Very nice.

Overall: Not much of an "imperial porter", more like a strong, dark brown ale. Muddled tastes, disagreeable herbal hops finish. Middle-of-the-road at best. Warming and big, no doubt. Good for preparing for the upcoming snow here, but nothing I would buy again, especially at $8 a bomber.

SamN, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jaydoc, Jan 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rrski198, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kirk, Dec 28, 2013
Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.