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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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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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Beermaine

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-03-2013 00:44:02 | More by Beermaine
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-22-2013 00:15:01 | More by DIPAFAN
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-21-2013 13:19:55 | More by ROGUE16
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 05:38:25 | More by JTomczak
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dllman25

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

07-28-2013 01:56:11 | More by dllman25
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-22-2013 22:36:27 | More by Ajlvt
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sodensp

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-13-2013 04:39:27 | More by sodensp
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Soxfan45

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

07-07-2013 23:27:41 | More by Soxfan45
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2013 18:14:33 | More by jayhunter357
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2013 02:45:29 | More by In_Control_Mike
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

07-02-2013 18:27:42 | More by AndrewMichael
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morrowd3

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-30-2013 02:25:49 | More by morrowd3
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

06-26-2013 23:45:58 | More by jaxon53
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2013 21:56:04 | More by lostandwandering
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-02-2013 01:02:57 | More by AnitaBrewski
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

05-30-2013 00:09:45 | More by jkane101
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seplo

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

05-21-2013 01:40:58 | More by seplo
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AL89BR

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

05-18-2013 17:16:20 | More by AL89BR
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yankeepride

New Jersey

3.04/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not sure of the release schedule of these, but the bottle had vintage 2011 on it. Got to enjoy a little of that classic porter "fall down" into the pint glass, and caught a solid whiff of some chocolate and only the very tiniest smoked smell. It was so faint I may have actually been dreaming it from wanting to smell more of it. The taste, however, was nothing like it smelled or looked. It was a pretty thin beer, and completely poundable for an imperial. What I really got as a dominant flavor was hops. Not powerful hops, mind you, just the most prevalent flavor. I didn't get very much at all of the classic porter flavors in this, and as a result, I'd rather just have this as a session brew. Good flavor at the price point, but for 8.3%, it didn't give a slow, satisfying glass of beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 02:23:55 | More by yankeepride
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

04-17-2013 09:26:30 | More by Jason1337
Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.