Raven Mad Imperial Porter | BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
Oregon, United States
bridgeportbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
70 IBU

Released Fall 2008.

Added by ccrida on 10-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
147
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of chinchill
3.39/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle into a goblet. Pours a dark brown. looking opaque and near black in the glass. A moderate size, durable tan head leaves a temporary but full coat of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: a clear touch of whisky and oak here; dark roasted grains with a slight hint of burnt malt. Some dark fruit and roasted nut notes.

Flavor:disappointing, given the aroma, mainly due to an overbearing contribution from wood (oak?). Whisky mainly appears in the finish and aftertaste. Plenty of dark roasted malts, subtle dark fruit notes, and a hint of sour fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium body and carbonation.

Overall: too woody to recommend.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noooddle
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.22/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blackish brown, no head. Rim of beige lace some bead. Bit blah.

Coffee roast on the nose. Sweet caramel toffee and some spice blending maybe with some light herbal hoppy notes. Sweetish really, not bad.

Tastes a little weak upfront, with an under-cooked coffee note and some burnt toffee. Gets stronger darkness midway with a big oomph of roasty coffee and char. Finishes with a little vegetative note, kind of blandly bitter. OK for its flaws but nothing really great.

Surprisingly thin, little bit of carbonation fizz. Finishes OK.

A bit half-baked and not quite there in all the parts it should be.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of nicolecealka
1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Photo of Stephen_Purdue
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber given to me by my brewing lecturer. This particular bottle may have been ~12 months old. Shared with Sam.

Pours a deep, dark brown colour, lighter at the edges, with a muddled, flaky cola-coloured head. Some streaky, but thin and watery lace. Fine, perhaps thin, body with minimal carbonation. Overall, it doesn't look particularly exciting.

Nose is mild and toasty, with a bit of sweet, estery fruit: banana coming through in particular. Slight peppery characters, and some cocoa and sweetness as it warms, giving it a toasted banana bread character. There's not a lot to it, to be honest, but it's not bad.

Taste is a bit better. Sweet darkness on the front, with raisins, sultanas and some toffee, before a robust, almost ashy bitterness swells on the finish. There's some rummy booze, a hint of pepper again, and some earthiness. It's maybe a little bit too thin in the mouth, but the carbonation is fine.

Overall, yeah, it's nice enough, but it's far from being really exciting or interesting. It's just decent. It's missing some overarching structure and complexity, and ends up feeling a little too generic.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of auggie
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Raven Mad Imperial Porter from BridgePort Brewing Co. / Brewpub
3.7 out of 5 based on 147 ratings.
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