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Imperial Porter
Ranked #45
Ranked #2,818
4.28 | pDev: 7.24%
Oct 28, 2022
Dec 04, 2016
Notes: Once a year, homebrewers are encouraged to send us their best brews. This time was the fourth time we invite a homebrewer to join us and Siren for a collaborative brew. Dave Strachan submitted a beautiful coconut Porter and so we decided to play along on that theme. Brewed with maple syrup and aromas.
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured at fridge temp. A couple of chunks did come out of the bottle near the end. Pours motor oil black with no head. Nose is coconut, chocolate, maple syrup, roasted malts, dark fruit (blackberries mainly), brown sugar. The taste follows the nose with big notes of dark chocolate, maple syrup, brown sugar, raisins, blackberries, toasted coconut, and roasted malts. Some coffee notes come through as well. Quite sweet, and the mouthfeel is super thick and creamy. Overall, nice for the style.
Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by JensUrup from Denmark

Mar 06, 2021
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Reviewed by misteil from Ireland

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
look: one finger dark tan coloured head which immediately dissipates, beer is jet black in colour, no light coming through it whatsoever.

smell: i was nearly floored by the aroma when i cracked open the bottle, it’s just sensational, it’s smokey, tobacco, it’s nutty, oaky, hazlenut, lots of maple syrup, honeycomb, maybe some pine, chocolate, a hint of dark fruits, raisin, quite sweet, caramel, definitely a hint of coconut, marzipan, touch of molasses, so much extreme flavours yet it still feels grounded as a porter, possibly the nicest smelling beer i’ve ever had.

taste: a lovely beer, big malty flavours at first, lots of smoke and tobacco flavour, almost meaty, then the maple wave hits, along with the honeycomb and the molasses and the chocolate, it is however very sweet, caramel and toffee, the coconut is there too, raisin and toasted hazelnuts, lots of vanilla as well, big hit of bitterness on the finish which lingers, noticeable presence of alcohol, a big beer, a great beer.

feel: medium body, lightly carbonated, super dense, motor oil like, but strangely the finish is very smooth, perhaps a bit thin in parts, smokey flavours and bitterness linger on the finish but the maple evaporates quickly.

overall: still can’t believe how good this beer smells, and while it does not taste as good, it is still a top notch and exciting beer, very much a dessert beer. can’t wait to try more omnipollo beers.
Jun 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Black with ebony reflections, little hazelnut foam with a fine texture and fast evanescence. Very intense sweet bouquet, maple syrup, toffee candy, coconut coated chocolate and light coffee and roasts. On the palate there is the same dessert path with the addition of hazelnuts and vanilla, the finish shows the bitterness and the acidity of the malt roasts and a light hint of hops. In the aftertaste the sweet character that is the soul of this beer returns to arrogance but to accompany it there is a nice alcoholic warmth and a bitter and ash tip that try to cage it a little. Medium body, soft and quite velvety, medium carbonation.
May 18, 2020
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
De Labirratorium. En copa Teku. Jugando a Ori and the Blind Forest. Perfil intenso a sirope de arce tostado. El coco apenas se nota. Algo alcohólica. Rica pero omnipollo tiene postrecitos más impresionantes.
Mar 25, 2020
Rated: 3.63 by YvesB from Belgium

Mar 10, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by AldoBlitzcarr from England

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by fthegiants from California

Feb 05, 2020
Rated: 4.51 by samEBC from Belgium

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by tjg584 from Tennessee

Aug 16, 2019
Rated: 4.4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jun 13, 2019
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Reviewed by Brew_42 from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours jet black with a thin coffee head that lives almost no lacing

Aroma is straight maple syrup. Like a pancake breakfast. Don’t get much coconut.

Mouthfeel is thick and oily.

Super sweet. Taste is heavy on maple with hints of chocolate. Not much on coconut. Still very tasty though.

Super tasty dessert stout. Would have liked a little more coconut. Similar to Even More Coco Jesus by Evil Twin but a little thicker. Definitely worth a try.
Jun 08, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Jun 06, 2019
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Apr 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is cocoa, maple syrup, caramel and hints of coconut. Coconut much more pronounced in taste. Sticky and sweet. Lots of maple, molasses along with chocolate. Top notch excellent porter.
Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by joemochas from Florida

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Dzu from Russian Federation

4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Poured from 0.33 l bottle.
L: pitch black with a weak tan foam head.
S: cake, chocolate.
T: maple syrup, mud cake.
F: tight body and medium carbonated.
O: awesome one. Recommended.
May 05, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by DanGeo from Michigan

Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by dcmchew from Romania

Sep 03, 2017
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.97/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
L: Jet black color, no head whatsoever, no lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Sweet, coconut, maple syrup, alcohol, hazelnut. Amazing!

T: Sweet, coconut, maple syrup, alcohol, hazelnut. Amazing!

F: Full bodied, thick, dense. Superb!

O: A masterpiece of a beer!
Aug 04, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by stephenlee from England

Jun 30, 2017
Rated: 3 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden

Jun 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Nicolaiw from Denmark

4.14/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours pitch black, thick motor oil with small tan head.
Aroma has vanilla, caramel, toasted coconut, fudge, maple syrup, sweet.
Taste is maple syrup, fudge, caramel, toasted coconut, sticky mouthfeel.
May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.2 by 911CROFT from England

Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 15th November 2020. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: It was black in colour with a thin brown head that dissipated quickly but left spotty lacing.

Aroma: Biscuit, roasted coconut, hazelnut, maple syrup, milk chocolate and vanilla with a hint of booze.

Taste: Sweet maple syrup, vanilla, biscuit and caramel with hints of chocolate and fudge plus a light boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: A nice sweet Imperial Porter. For me I would rank Yellow Belly > Noa > Lorelei > Anagram. But really all four were good.
Apr 04, 2017
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Maybe the Omnipollo beer with the biggest presence of this particular omnipollo taste. But it's definitely not the most complex.

L - pitch black with a small beige head

S - Maple syrup, chocolate powder, nuts

T - Chocolate, hazelnuts, light maple syrup presence. This Omnipollo sweetness is presence all along and it feels like an ice cream with the chocolate and a bit of vanilla

M - Very creamy

O - A really good beer but no wow factor nor complexity as with the majority of Omnipollo stouts or porters. Where is coconut ? You can find it in the aftertaste if you know it's there. The maple could be a bit more prominent here too even if the sweetness makes it almost out of balance
Mar 18, 2017
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Released in Sweden January 20, 2017.
ABV: 10.5%

The beer pours pitch black with a thin brown head with almost no lacing.

Nose: Oh! Ah! Wow!
Peanut (shouldn't be in here?), cookies, milk chocolate, maple syrup, coconut, fudge, vanilla, dark bread, cocoa powder and hazelnut.
Taste: Coconut, fudge, chocolate, syrup, roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and hazelnut.
Mouth: Full body. Light carbonated. Smooth, silky feeling. Oily. Rich texture. Dry but sweet ending.

This is so good! Almost to good! I's like when you were little and got a to big bag of candy from your grandparents and you ate it all...
Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The colour is jet black, liquid feels a bit thick when poured . The finger-thick foam is dark brown and compact, and it drops down quickly without leaving any lacing.

The scent is sweet and crammed with roasted coconut, milk chocolate, toffee and a light floral bitterness.
The taste is first bitter-sweet with a pretty big clean bitterness, growing milk chocolate chunks candy. Clean alcohol. Moderate to full body. The aftertaste is less sweet with growing alcohol, coconut, chocolate ice cream and toffee. The finish is crisp mid sweet with coffee and Tootsie Rolls.

The carbonation is moderate, the many tiny bubbles are short-lived and fresh. The liquid is quite thick.

A beer at the same time contains unexpected flavours and is an expected Omnipollo beer. There are no major problems to think away the coconut and instead feel the blueberries from Anagram.
Mar 01, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Feb 16, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by 22Blue from Kansas

Feb 14, 2017
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Reviewed by John_M from Washington

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This was a beer that grew on me as it sat in the glass and warmed a bit. Initially, I thought it considerably inferior to the Anagram and Noa Pecan Mudcake stout, and while I still preferred those two beers, this was pretty outstanding as well. On tap at HOTD the other day.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with decent head retention and light lacing. The beer otherwise looks thick and viscous. The is pretty nice, as I pick up dark, semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and coconut, and noticeable bourbon. There was also a light roasted pecan aroma, as there seemed to be in all of the Omnipollo beers I sampled at HOTD. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely in this moderately sweet stout, with the chocolate and bourbon seeming to dominate. Mouthfeel was fairly full in this sizeable porter, with a long, chocolate and vanilla finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is very good (maybe not quite as good as the BA stouts on offer from Omnipollo, but still pretty good).

An excellent BA porter for sure, but it was in pretty strong company with the other Omnipollo BA stouts on offer. Given the price tag (all 4 Omnipollo beers were $14 for a 12 ounce glass), I'm not sure this is something I need to order again.
Feb 13, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Lodisgrisen from Finland

Feb 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Jeffo from Netherlands

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Got this one at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam

From a bottle into a snifter
Imperial porter brewed with toasted coconut & maple syrup

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a three finger, medium looking, fizzy, dark tan head with decent retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly crackles down to a thick cap but doesn’t stick to the sides of the glass. A ring and slight wisp remain leaving some dots of lacing down the glass. Good body but a lack luster head.

SMELL: Big nose of biscuit, maple syrup, coconut as well, with vanilla and milk chocolate. Could be interpreted as hazelnut as well. Bold and aromatic for sure.

TASTE: Maple syrup, toasted biscuit, hazelnut and vanilla at the swallow. More maple sweetness, coconut flavors and some alcohol at the finish, moving into a bold and lingering aftertaste of maple, vanilla, milk chocolate, some burnt malts and roasted coffee. A hazelnut character rides the whole way through as well.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little prickly on the palate, goes down fine with a scratch at the swallow and finishes rather mouth-coating. Some heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is a quality adjunct-laden imperial stout, as these guys do so well. It’s got the classic Omnipollo avalanche of adjuncts, and that’s definitely a good thing. The maple and coconut add some really nice sweetness, and the combination of everything results in some nice hazelnut flavor too, which I’m a big fan of in this style. Definitely worth picking up if you’re an Omnipollo fan, or just a fan of adjunct stout. Highly recommended.
Jan 27, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Waggman from Sweden

Jan 26, 2017
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours black, as thick as any porter I´ve seen. Not a lot of foam, but what is there is a wonderful chocolate color. Beautiful!

The nose is amazing! Hints of coconut, milk chocolate and a lot of maple syrup. A slight roastiness also comes through. As it warms and you swirl it, a bit of mineral pops up.

The taste is sweet and roasted, with hints of coconut and caramel. A bit of warming booze at the end. Caramel and fudge gets more pronounced as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, making my lips lovely and sticky. A slow sipper, changes character quite a bit as it warms up.

Overall, another great stout/porter from Omnipollo. Maybe not up to the level of Anagram or Noa, but damn good!
Jan 21, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by leitmotif from Romania

Jan 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pitch black with mocha head. Aroma has cookies, ice cream, vanilla and chocolate. Taste follows with the dessert flavors like sweet vanilla cookies and ice cream. Finish is slightly roasty and bitter. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Overall it's another great dessert stout from Omnipollo.
Jan 05, 2017
Lorelei from Omnipollo
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 42 ratings