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Imperial ESB | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States
beerworks.net

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Fall

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Added by GarthDanielson on 09-29-2011

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Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
24.72%
 
 
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3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap at Canal Street, and served in a pint glass. Dark, cloudy ruby-red color, with a thick, half-inch biege head that is foamy and dense. Rich caramel nose, with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is caramel sweet and dark chocolate bitter, with good hopping to balance, and a slight peppering at the end. The aftertaste is tangy and bitter/astringent, with a dry, yet cloying finish. The beer coats the glass as you drink. Not one of my favorite brews, but an interesting interpretation.

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Imperial ESB from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
3.52 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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