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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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365 Ratings

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Ratings: 365
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jlogan7, Dec 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Proclarush, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -2%

Rocky, tan head. Deep dark brown color where only a minimum of light passes. Good ring lace on the glass.

Chalky cocoa aroma. Semi-sweet chocolate. Light alcohol in the background.

Starts off mild with darker caramel malts. This fades with the black patent component that kicks in a couple of seconds later. There's some solid hop bitterness in the swallow. A long aftertaste of bakers chocolate and bittering hop.

smcolw, Dec 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

gbrill, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

YourOnlyMan, Nov 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Rekrule, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

WhitmansNiece, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

pveilleux, Nov 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

andthevolcano, Nov 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SalukiAlum, Nov 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

kestrel28, Oct 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

MarkSmithVT, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

bigorange, Oct 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

RBM, Oct 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

jurbanik, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of dacrza1
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

glassware: Duvel tulip...occasion: watcing The Ten Commandments after the Easter vigil feast--and forty days without beer!...aroma: thick malty presence; not lactic, but a bit milky...appearance: dark black body with an imperially thick brown head; nice brown lacing...palate: active, aggressive presence; full-bodied, effervescent end...taste: slightly hoppy with a staunch malt backbone--a powerful punch...ovverall: "Robust?" Yup--although the alcohol slightly obscures the balance of the beer itself; intense and gripping, with a small physical price and a larger monetary bill--wish I could afford more of this!

dacrza1, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of match1112
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%

22oz bomber into pint glass, 2011 vintage.

a: dark cola colored body, two fingers worth of mocha colored head. great lacing and staying power.

s: dark fruit, raisins, chocolate, some roasted malts.

t: dark chocolate bitterness, caramel, raisins, orange rind and mint. as it warms a roasted malt/coffee aroma appears.

m: velvety smooth, incredibly rich. a slight bitterness

o: very impressive! a rainy day sipper for sure.

match1112, Aug 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

zhumphrey, Aug 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

BryanK, Aug 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

lccrunchy, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from bomber into NB globe. Bottled 9/6/11 - 2011 vintage.
Really nice looking. Deep brown/black with a thick long lasting tan head. Really nice roasted malted and dried fruit aromas. A lot of hop aromas...especially for a porter.
Taste is really nice. Bitter chocolatey malt, boozey malt, dried fruit, and nice bitter hop flavors. Its a bit boozey mouthfeel; sharp and warming, deff a sipping brew. Overall, a fantastic more complex porter. Well worth the $4.99 paid!!

DrinkSlurm, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Homebrew35
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%

Purchased 9/2010

Pours a nice two fingers worth of a mocha/light brown head. Deep brown semi translucent body. Great lacing, head dies down but is easily roused.

Smells of dark fruit, rum raisins, yeasty fruity esters. Some bakers chocolate, carmel and light alcohol.

Tastes fairly complex, dark fruit, rum raisins again, carmel, light amount of roast, dark chocolate, brown sugar. Alcohol is slightly warming but not heavy in the taste.

Medium thin bodied. Medium carbing. Quite silky smooth, and highly drinkable for this abv. Lingering taste is light roast and dark fruits.

Overall this is a tasty porter. A bit too fruity for a typical porter but as an imperial example works fairly well. The drinkability on this one keeps me happy and wanting more. If they make this again I'll get a few and cellar it for a few years like this one.

$5 a bomber

Homebrew35, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of TLA
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

TLA, Jul 12, 2012
Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.