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Chronology:6 - Imperial Porter | The Bruery

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BA SCORE
4.12/5
Exceptional
19 Ratings
Chronology:6 - Imperial PorterChronology:6 - Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We’ve replaced the wheels of time with barrel heads. They don’t turn, yet they embrace the evolution of beer and time on a level that can’t be rivaled. For this Chronology Series™, we brewed an imperial porter and set it to age in bourbon barrels. Every six months, we’ll take a quarter of the barrels, blend them and bottle them. This first bottling represents the nuances imparted to the base beer after six months of barrel-aging.


This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
19
pDev:
4.37%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Green wax capped 750mL bottle acquired through The Bruery's Society. Bottled 12/9/16. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours black with almost two fingers of khaki head. A persistent haze lingers, as well as a full collar but no lace.

Smells of bourbon, chocolate, cooked caramel and some trace fusel alcohol

Tastes of dark chocolate, thin bourbon, charred oak, burnt caramel and alcohol.

Creamy medium full body with restrained carbonation. Aftertaste of thinly bourbon glazed fudge with some cooked caramel and roasty malts.

This first installment in The Bruery's newest Chronology series is a solid, enjoyable porter but the barrel is still pretty weak. Like its predecessors I imagine that the 18 and 24 month aged variations are going to be excellent.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoegueuze
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of johnInLA
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furlinator
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Bruery Terreux tasting room on 03/05/17.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid barrel-aged Porter.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of floyd_pugman
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Bruery, 2/1/17. Nose is moderate straight bourbon with some chocolate. Palate is quite chocolatey, indeed fudge-y; strikingly so for a porter. BA characteristics aren’t quite there yet given the 6-month aging, but this could turn into an enticing beer with more age.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours inky black with a finger of dark khaki head that has good retention

Smells of cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, oak

Taste of bitter chocolate, as well as the notes found in the nose

Nice chewy mouthfeel. Finely carbonated, not oily, lingering burn of alcohol

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jeff1973
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Chronology:6 - Imperial Porter from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 19 ratings