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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

361 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 361
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: 361 | Reviews: 218 | Display Reviews Only:
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-10-2014 18:04:38 | More by bobv
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Icemann383

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-07-2014 01:47:01 | More by Icemann383
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

07-02-2014 23:53:14 | More by GClarkage
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Brutus627

Maine

3/5  rDev -26.5%

06-27-2014 14:45:31 | More by Brutus627
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2014 01:29:33 | More by Latarnik
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KarlosT

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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).

Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2014 23:16:15 | More by KarlosT
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Noelito76

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2014 11:33:16 | More by Noelito76
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-28-2014 03:05:50 | More by megamass
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Destroyinator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-20-2014 22:42:08 | More by Destroyinator
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

03-13-2014 23:58:35 | More by jpd7374
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -26.5%

02-24-2014 20:20:16 | More by HopStoopid120
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-02-2014 02:15:50 | More by fredmugs
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diverite

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

01-20-2014 23:12:05 | More by diverite
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dar482

New York

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 01:11:07 | More by dar482
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 01:16:16 | More by hopsolutely
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2%

12-28-2013 02:32:55 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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spw109

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

12-25-2013 06:47:03 | More by spw109
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2013 21:20:42 | More by thampel09
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

12-14-2013 14:01:02 | More by Gww1864
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fountainofyouth

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-13-2013 23:37:02 | More by fountainofyouth
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NYR2

New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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,

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 05:23:12 | More by NYR2
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Soto

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

11-23-2013 20:55:47 | More by Soto
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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.5%

11-18-2013 05:13:54 | More by beernads
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

11-18-2013 04:17:09 | More by smutty33
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-14-2013 00:35:44 | More by buzzy
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Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.