Pour Me Something Mistah
New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)

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New Orleans Lager & Ale Brewing Company (NOLA)
Louisiana, United States
Imperial Porter
4 | pDev: 7.5%
Nov 24, 2016
Feb 11, 2012
Very Good
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Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

Nov 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by HeadyTheElder from Louisiana

Jul 09, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by BayouBengal1537 from Louisiana

Oct 19, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by GraniteGuru from Louisiana

Mar 03, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by kingmaker from Louisiana

Jan 26, 2013
Rated: 4 by wyatt from Louisiana

Sep 04, 2012
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Reviewed by thagr81us from South Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Big thanks goes out to BRoss242 for sharing this one! Served from growler into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured massively dark brown with a minimal khaki colored head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, citrus, citrus hop, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, citrus, citrus hop, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. There was a lot of hoppiness going on in this one for a Porter in both the aroma and flavor. Nice balance of flavor and aroma going on here. Definitely glad I got the chance to try this one and suggest you do the same if you are a fan of hoppy porters.
Mar 17, 2012
Rated: 4.5 by hpthebull from California

Feb 27, 2012
Rated: 4 by LSUPT from California

Feb 21, 2012
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Reviewed by brewskifan55 from Mississippi

4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the Avenue Pub.
Served in a plastic cup at 10:00 am on Bacchus Sunday, 2012. (2/19). Mardi Gras Breakfast of Champions!

A: Dark, stout-brown with a half finger head that waited for beads. Significant lacing.

S: Whoosh! Satsumas hit me full force with a backbeat of citrus.

T: Satsuma, chocolate, then a rush of hops (this one's definitely got some Stones). A sweetness ensued from the molasses. Also a smoky, burnt flavor lingers. Very nice. I headed back to my parade site, catching a mini-Saints football in the process. Only spilled a drop of this precious liquid. The more I walked, the better it tasted. I agree with other reviewers: this beer is best at or near room temperature. The flavors begin to settle down.

M: medium with great carbonation.

O: This is an intense beer, as big and flavorful as Carnival season. Looks and drinks more like a stout than an Imperial Porter. A good buzz will catch you off guard, so grab your place on the parade route and thank NOLA and Stone for playing in the same sandbox.
Feb 20, 2012
Rated: 3.5 by ZethOfTheNorth from Louisiana

Feb 17, 2012
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Reviewed by EgadBananas from Louisiana

4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Tap @ Barley Oak

Pours near black. There's some slight lighter browns around the edges. Head was a solid finger and a half, light mocha in color. Left nice lacing.

Slight sweetness up front, which must my coming from the syrup. It's a tad smokey, with a bit of a burnt malt note, chocolate, a tinge of coffee and a nice solid bit of citrus hoppiness. There may be some of the Satsuma peels in there, but they likely blend in with the Citra hops.

Taste is big on the chocolate, bitter citrus hops, slight char and light smokiness and again with the syrup sweetness. Very well blended and balances with the sweetness and the hoppiness.

Body wasn't quite full, but upper medium and very creamy. Finished dry. Great drinkability. I had to have two.

It's not a hop bomb, but it's hoppier than most porters. Super solid, tasty Imperial Porter. I definitely hope they collaborate again.
Feb 17, 2012
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Reviewed by JCWilkinson from North Carolina

4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served on tap at the Avenue Pub in New Orleans, plastic cup. Appearance: pours dark brown, relatively thin head with modest lacing. When held to light clarity is good.

Smell: subtle roasted notes combined with moderate citrus/grapefruit aroma. As to be expected from a beer created in part by Stone this is no English style porter.

Taste: initially this struck me as a maltier/less hoppy version of sublimely self-righteous, likely because it was very cold. I let the temperature rise over 30 minutes, and many additional layers came out: chocolate, coffee, and the richness I associate with the molasses addition, not unlike dark syrups in belgian strong ales might provide. At the higher temperature these flavors were much more in balance with the citrusy notes from the orange peel and citra hop additions, yielding a very pleasing experience. For an imperial porter the alcohol was very subdued, if I didn't know any better I would have guessed a lower gravity.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-light body; perhaps thinner than others of this style, but very appropriate for the flavors incorportated.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. It is a true American Imperial porter, not to be confused with baltic porters that have a much different flavor profile, and as such may be a defining example of this style. The complexity and integration of the roasted malt flavors and citrus are impressive; just don't drink it too cold...
Feb 16, 2012
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Reviewed by Lldeegan from Louisiana

3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer comes out smelling super fresh. Pours a brown to black body with a dark tan head.
Super juicy grapefruit and other citrus notes. awesome west coasts hop notes very similar to SSR or even Celebration
Creamy mouthfeel initially that gives way to a mostly citrus mid to back palate with moderate bitterness and no heat from the booze.
faint dry cocoa in the finish.
For me this is happily close to an IBA/CDA/BIPA etc. It is not super rich like and imperial stout, much drier and still offeres the burnt, roasty espresso notes with no cloying sweetness. it has a very similar hop profile, while a little subdued, to Sublimely Self Righteous.
Overall I liked this beer would definitely drink again, well done NOLA and Stone!
Feb 16, 2012
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Reviewed by amnesia77 from Louisiana

4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Aroma - Boasts roasted malt with a huge bouquet of citrus. Noticeable sweet aroma provides support to the bold malt/hop profile backed by some nuttiness and chocolate.

Appearance - Poured a nice deep dark brown and served in a standard pint glass. Head was full about 1/2" and creamy tan in color. Dissipated to about an 1/8" leaving a lacing on the glass.

Flavor - Bold, somewhat burnt, black malt roast dominates at the front followed by a blend of big citrus and caramel sweetness. Mild nutty/chocolate/coffee tones secondary to deep roast. Sweet and soft character falls in balance to support big malt. Huge fresh citrus/orange character rounds out the finish. Bitterness lingers some.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation, well balanced. Alcoholic character is well hidden for Imperial nature. Pleasant and mild creaminess that seems to finish somewhat dry.

Overall - A very enjoyable beer. The nature is big roast and big citrus which combine to become reminiscent of a Black IPA. Basically if a Black IPA and a Robust Porter had a child this is what it would be. Nothing about this beer says simple as the flavors are bold and loud each characteristics I would expect Stone to impart on a collaboration. The satsuma does get lost in the Citra hops, then again, it might be beefing it up. After an eight hour trek from Georgia I was not disappointed. This was a beer I would come back to. Good stuff.
Feb 15, 2012
Rated: 4 by injuredreserve from Louisiana

Feb 13, 2012
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Reviewed by TrappistJohnMD from Mississippi

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served very dark brown with off-white/light tan one fingered head in a plastic cup. Good bit of sticky lacing along cup.

Smell is pine and citrus. Slight bit of roasted malt in there as well.

Taste initially followed the smell with good bit of citrus and roasted malt. Nice bitterness. As it warms up the complexity comes out with more chocolate flavor and a slight bit of smokiness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall this was very enjoyable. Got much better as it warmed up. Would like to try this in a snifter or tulip, but I understand why they had to serve it in a plastic cup.
Feb 12, 2012
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Reviewed by Beerbuddha from Florida

3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Appearance- Served in plastic cup(it's Mardi Gras). Poured a nice medium brown, ruby color. No head present(beer had been poured already and had been sitting due to how busy it was).

Smell- Slight smell of burnt malt, coffee, slight hoppiness(expected more since it is Stone) with hint of sweet molasses.

Taste- Very strong, sharp burnt malt flavor. Bordered on being acrid and astringent. I was not impressed after first taste. After letting it sit for about 10 minutes or so the flavors seem to balance out and the beer improved. The sweetness of the molasses balanced out the roasted malt flavor. Slight citric acidity from the satsuma peel. Hop presence seemed distant. I wanted(and expected) more hoppiness.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall- I'll admit, although a good beer I was a little let down as were some others drinking it with me. Still awesome to have a collaboration brew with NOLA and Stone!!
Feb 11, 2012
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