Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter | Last Best Eatery & Brewpub

Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 10 ratings
Barrel-Aged Imperial PorterBarrel-Aged Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Alberta, Canada
bearhillbrewingco.ca

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Porter brewed with demerara sugar and aged in Jamacian rum barrels for 7 months.

Added by goalie35 on 11-14-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
10
Liked:
5
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
7.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by goalie35:
Photo of goalie35
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was a very nice offering from Last Best. A nice roasty/chocolaty base from the porter is complimented by nice sprice, oak and spirit notes from the rum barrel. A touch sweet, which would be my main (and really only noteworthy) criticism of this beer. Well done!

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Photo of byronic
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown/black with minimal head. Looks a little oily or slick as well. Smell is heavy on the barrel, but you also get coffee and chocolate as well. The taste is also very barrel heavy, and it is very sweet as well. The sweetness buries some of the other elements, but I get vanilla and chocolate along with the coffee. The feel is smooth - medium bodied and almost no carbonation.

This is a nice beer, but it was hard to finish. The sweetness built as the beer warmed and combined with the strong barrel, it brought on a bit of a headache.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leaddog
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark brown with a finger of bubbly head that quickly dissipates.

Smell - bready caramel malts, fig, plum, raisin, rum barrel aromas, vanilla, and chocolate. There is also a hint of earthy and leafy hops.

Taste - Bready caramel malts followed by the fig, plum, raisin, and chocolate. The vanilla and hint of earthy and leafy hops come through at the end. The rum barrel aromas are lost in translation.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a lingering sweetness.

Overall - A brew that displays some good elements of the style. However, since this is a "barrel-aged brew", I was expecting to get more aromas from the rum barrel. Not sure if this was worth the hefty price tag but a good first attempt from the folks at Last Best at barrel aging a beer.

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Photo of Beervana
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 10 ratings
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