Imperial Porter | French Broad Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
French Broad Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
frenchbroadbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by atsprings on 03-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
1.93%
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Irish57
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Bamarooster
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very nice deep dark brown, nearly black and opaque with a smallish, maybe one inch white to off white head on top. This faded gradually leaving behind a nice amount of side glass lace. Smell was very sweet, nice hints of nuts and caramel, along with a roasted barley. The taste was very smooth, and rich and creamy. Very nice caramel flavor with a hint of coffee. Roasted nuts in the back

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Photo of tpd975
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice dark brown hue with a nice tall tan colored head. Nice retention and lace.

S: Very much chocolate with bold notes of dark fruit.

T: Chocolate roasted malt with notes of real rich chocolate chocolate. The dark fruit is there for sure along with some sweet caramel. The finish has a bit of bitterness. Real solid brew.

M: Medium in body, slick mouthfeel smooth as a babies behind.

D: Good, perfect balance and great taste. Real good beer.

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Photo of atsprings
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at their tasting room, the brewmaster said it is an ale, so it's not a Baltic Porter. Served an almost opaque black with ruby highlights and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma was loads of brown malts and cocoa with a hint of roastiness. The taste was nice and complex; malts, chocolate, and fresh coffee. The beer was medium bodied and smooth. This was a one of the best beers I've had from these guys and did not hesitate to pick up 2 growlers of this to take home.

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Imperial Porter from French Broad Brewing Co.
4.14 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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