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Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) - Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series)Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series)

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

362 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 36
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co. visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Long Trail Imperial Porter features a complex, darkly roasted malt flavor complemented by a thin, creamy head. The abundance of malt is balanced with a variety of hops, creating a clean finish. The recipe has been a homebrew secret that was developed by one of our own brewers. We are proud to present Long Trail Imperial Porter...ENJOY!

56 IBU

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 08-07-2009)
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Ratings: 362 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-04-2011 01:35:02 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

01-08-2012 17:44:15 | More by kevgod
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PGVG

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

04-06-2012 20:04:04 | More by PGVG
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-26-2011 03:12:24 | More by 11millsown113
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 03:34:49 | More by Elfastball7
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MGBBob80

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-04-2011 23:25:04 | More by MGBBob80
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-11-2011 18:04:24 | More by waiting4lunch
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-02-2011 17:31:34 | More by kjkinsey
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-26-2011 22:06:26 | More by bluntedboywonder
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-16-2011 01:39:40 | More by PEIhop
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gkatsoris


5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-17-2011 04:53:33 | More by gkatsoris
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BelgianDip

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 23:01:42 | More by BelgianDip
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-22-2011 18:42:58 | More by Rochefort10nh
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pdbconcord

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-03-2011 03:16:12 | More by pdbconcord
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RievyRW

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-03-2011 23:14:54 | More by RievyRW
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robhunta

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours dark red black/brown, exceptional brown head, poured three fingers thick, retention is good too.

S - intoxicating sweet aroma, period.

T - smooth chocolate and coffee flavors

M - A bit sharp for an imperial porter, but otherwise great

D - could be the most drinkable porter, imperial or not, I have ever had.

I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 23:12:24 | More by robhunta
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sway0925

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- pours a nice deep Starbucks coffee black with a nice caramel, toffee head that dissipates rather quickly.

S- Smells of roasted malt, sweet toffee, some caramel, a lot of coffee in this one.

T- Very well balanced. The chocolate and caramel flavors hit the palate first. It has a long finish, even after a few minuets i can still get a flavor profile on my tongue. there is a big coffee flavor which gives off a bitter taste.

D- For being 8.3% this beer really hides it very well and for this size makes this beer even better. This really stands up for being one of the best potters i have had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 02:04:25 | More by sway0925
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DrunkPagan

Rhode Island

4.85/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this porter. I love it in all the right and wrong ways. I'd propose to this beer if I could. Coming on the heels of the Coffee Stout and the Imperial IPA, I had high expectations, but worried they'd just take the coffee out of the stout and call it a porter. Oh how wrong I was.

Appearance: Perfect. This is what all porters should look like. It's dark, with the perfect slightly tan foam, and as perfect clarity as you could hope for.

Smell: Malty aroma balanced perfectly by hints of hops and a roasted scent.

Taste: This porter is smooth, rich, perfectly balanced, and thoroughly enjoyable from first sip right up to aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: You drink this and know you're drinking a porter. Not only that, you know you're drinking a near perfect example of the style. It coats your mouth with its flavor. I know there's a million dirty jokes you can make there, go ahead, I don't care.

Drinkability: I love this porter too much. If I could drink a case of it, I would. Then I'd be fat and have a failing liver, and wouldn't care. It's that effing good. I've had it in bottle form, too and it's still fantastic. But on nitro tap... My God, it's full of stars!

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-06-2010 17:56:56 | More by DrunkPagan
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'll try to sound a little less excited from my review of this beer on tap. I was incredibly surprised how much I liked this beer on tap, and I liked it just as much in the bottle, perhaps maybe even a little bit more. I picked up the last available bottle at Granite Liquors in Weymouth MA a few months ago and saved it. I had a friend over this evening and we split it (yes he was worthy and a very good friend, our wives cracked open a bottle of wine, so we drank this one). Poured it into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass and this beer produces a nice tan colored creamy looking thick head with very generous lacing. The beer is very dark and close to black in color with brown highlights to it. Much like my on tap review, the hops are the first thing you notice on the smell. I didn't refrigerate this beer for very long (intentionally) so I could pick up a little more on the taste and I'm glad I did. The malts are a little easier to detect in the aroma now that it's not quite as cold. You can again pick up the chocolate and coffee hints, as well as the overall roasted caramelized malts, smells great! This is what beer is supposed to smell like! The taste is exactly on par with the smell, just in opposite order. It starts with the caramelized malts with coffee and chocolate hints, slightly smokey. Then it continues on to the great hoppy flavor (I think pine) and finishes with smokiness again. The mouthfeel is very good, very nice, full bodied and smooth. Again this is an incredibly drinkable beer. Truly a favorite porter of mine.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 02:59:39 | More by AndyAvalanche
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ThreeDimesDown

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque black with a thick mocha-colored head that retains well and creates sheets of lacing.

Aromas of chocolate covered cherries, light citrus and espresso.
The taste follows the nose with a roasted malt backbone and well balanced hops. The ABV% is almost non-detectable.

Mouthfeel is cream, full, slightly sticky. Nicely carbonated for the style with tiny bubble activity.

A well made Imperial Porter, an instant favorite of the Brewmaster series. Well balanced and smooth but complex enough to take your time to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 01:11:04 | More by ThreeDimesDown
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morlboroburn


4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

06-25-2012 23:04:51 | More by morlboroburn
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Jumski

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-24-2012 19:39:10 | More by Jumski
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Woodysbeard

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

03-13-2013 01:01:22 | More by Woodysbeard
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challenja

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served On Tap 4oz (pours) because I drink many many of these in a sitting at the Black Squirrel in Adams Morgan DC.

A: Dark smoked chocolate, deep french press. A frothy 2 finger head that takes 3 minutes to dissipate.

S: Not super aromatic, dark cherries, malt balls, a french coffee presence.

T: This is a really awesome thick creamy dark chocolate french press bomb! Really heavy bitter dark chocolate and french press coffee ground madness! Heavy frothy smoked malt.

M: Heavy carbonation for a porter but it does it extremely well and its carbonation lingers well in-between in the gums and plays with my emotions like a succubus.

O: This is my favorite porter of all time! This bitch slaps the competition. Founders has taken a back seat to the new king!

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2012 21:50:11 | More by challenja
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marcdalke

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

03-16-2013 20:38:41 | More by marcdalke
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Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.