Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.
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3.25/5 rDev -20.3%
I love porters. I love imperial porters. I did not love this beer. Not sure why my palette deviates so much from the general perception of this beer.
For whatever reason, it tasted like a scotch ale to me.
Had it as part of a flight at Grill Next Door (Haverhill MA).
05-27-2014 23:16:15 | More by KarlosT
4.06/5 rDev -0.5%
This is a 2011 Vintage.
The beer comes in an almost black color with a mocha head.
The aroma has some soy umami, a lightly roasted malt, and chocolate.
The flavor follows with chocolate, some coffee, a good amount of soy and roasted malt. A well balanced creamy porter flavor with a medium to full smooth mouthfeel.
A well done and balanced imperial porter.
12-31-2013 01:11:07 | More by dar482
3.8/5 rDev -6.9%
2011 vintage bomber, bottled 092111.
8.3% ABV is well balanced and well hidden making this a winter beer that's frighteningly easy to drink. Pours a dark mahogany colour with ruby at the edges of the glass. The respectable coffee-coloured head leaves an impressive amount of lacing, despite its own short life. Aroma of roasted dark malts with underlying vinous barrel tannins. Not certain how much of that rawness is age, or even if it's perhaps mellowed out, but the barrel overtakes the coffee and chocolate tones that also become more pronounced as it warms. Flavour has a nice balance of sweet and bitter, with dark chocolate the presiding note in the finish. The creaminess in the mouthfeel is muted, but still a fulsome beer to drink. Glad to be sharing this bomber, but will look to pick up more when I can.
12-29-2013 01:16:16 | More by hopsolutely
4.38/5 rDev +7.4%
A - Dark brown almost black with a sight tan head. Good lacing on the glass(note: I poured this into a goblet)
S - The smell is slightly sweet and toasted.
T - Very flavorful, I am getting a mildly smoky chocolate taste along with what seems to be a toasted malt. Not bitter at all to me, but I did have an IPA a little earlier so that may be effecting my taste buds a bit.
M - Very smooth with a mild carbonation.
O - I would say Long Trail nailed it here. It is a porter in every sense of the word. I will definitely be picking up another bottle of this, especially since I tend to lean more towards porters in the winter,
11-28-2013 05:23:12 | More by NYR2
Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.