Imperial Porter | Central City Brewers + Distillers

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central City Brewers + Distillers
British Columbia, Canada
centralcitybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Derek on 05-15-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.05/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650ML bottle
A: black
S: sharp liquorice root, blended whisky; intense but not very broad or complex
T: black liquorice, black molasses, not a broad flavour; a sour finish that makes me pucker! That finish is really not very enjoyable.
M: full-bodied
O: a BIG BOLD beer but not complex or overly enjoyable.

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Photo of byronic
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is really more of a (north) American Double Porter, perhaps leaning towards an English Old Ale.

Dark Brown with a light tan head, some retention & lace.

The alcohol is readily apparent on the nose, some light hop spicing (willamette?), a little biscuity nut and a hint of coffee roast.

Alcohol is up front in the flavour as well, more whiskey-like than wine, the bitterness, roasted malts & american hopping are all surprisingly delicate. I expected a little more punch, but this is a pleasant sipper for a rainy day on the coast.

Very well-attenuated with a drying alcohol finish.

This is a good brew, but surprisingly subtle for its strength.

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Photo of mattsander
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of elNopalero
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light aroma with some faint roast and coffee. There's a sharp roastiness to this, some faded definition on the finish. Expected a little more based on the reviews. While purchased recently there is a good chance that the bottle had sat in a warehouse for some time, as the listing says it’s retired.

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Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of CWVegas
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beervana
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raiderob
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bomber into pint glass.brownish foamy head that fades away leaving light traces of lacing.smells of coffee and malt .taste of dirt that I like.smooth finish.Prost❗

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CurtisD
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of LampertLand
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Central City Brewing 'Imperial Porter' @9.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $13

A-pour is a very dark brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with a hint of crimson red peeking thru a small tan head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-a definate certain smokeyness !

T-the bourbon aging has given this beer a certain smoke taste , yet smooth enough to consider cellaring perhaps ... hmm

MF-ok/good carbonation , definate full body

Ov-nice beer , good porter , worth the big price , NO ,

prost LampertLand

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Photo of Ericbeech_87
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TaylorLarson
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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Imperial Porter from Central City Brewers + Distillers
4.01 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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