Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter - Ska Brewing Co.
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3.93/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
poured from the bomber capped with wax into a pint glass
A - Pours a deep black with faint almandine highlights when held to the light. Capped by a two-finger, creamy tan head. Head is reduced to a ring of bubbles half way down the glass, leaves behind several small splotches of lacing.
S - Nice large smell of tons of roasted chocolate malt and spiced rum upon opening the bottle. Doesn't smell too much different from a standard, solid porter once in the glass - mostly chocolate malt.
T - Large amount of roasted chocolate upfront. The body is a solid blend robust chocolate malt, candied dates and plum, and a bit of alcohol when the beer warms. Another big kick of roasted chocolate malt and earthy bitterness as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to lingering dark chocolate, plum, and dark rum finish.
M - On the heavier end of medium bodied with a substantial amount of carbonation to give the beer a nice creaminess that expands to fill the mouth.
A big porter here that a got several months ago and was saving for a special occasion. Well today, I finally turned in the rough draft for my Master's degree paper and decided that today was such an occasion. Although a big porter as promised, Nefarious let me down in a couple of ways: first the presentation was merely slightly better than your average porter. Not a great starting point when this sucker cost around $7.00 for the bomber. The flavor profile is bold and filled with roasted chocolate malt and dark fruit as expected, however alcohol makes an unwanted appearance as the beer warms beyond 55 degrees or so and at times is borderline caustic as I finished my first pint glass. No qualms with the lighter than expected, creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I wouldn't buy another bomber of this simply because there are better imperial stouts and baltic porters to be had for the money. I would consider a pint of it if I found it on tap though....
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 06:28:14 | More by Bockrules
Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter from Ska Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.