Grand Imperial Porter | Browar Amber

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Browar Amber
Poland
browar-amber.pl

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by atis on 01-07-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
77
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.94%
 
 
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6
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Photo of DOCRW
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bmaggot
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three fingers of tan head with good rings of lace. Black color .
Smell is molasses and raisen.
Taste is sweet raisen and molasses. No hop presence at all.
Mouthfeel is medium with strong carbonation. Finish is sweet and very mildly bitter.
Overall a sweet and tasty Porter. No coffee or chocolate. Just molasses and raisen.
Nothing bad but a sweet beer for sure.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 500 ml. bottle stamped simply PO 1/2. Sampled on December 11, 2106.

It pours dark brown with a long lasting foamy tan head and some lacing. I also see reddish hues in the light.

How sweet are those roasted malts on the nose? Very. Also a low earthy hop profile. But the sweetness is right out there.

Medium-full body and creamy.

Delightfully sweet roasted malt taste with a kind of milk creaminess thrown in. Slight chocolate at the end. Mildly dry and clean finish. More Porters should be this way.

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Photo of FBarber
3.36/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KingSlayer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. My bottle says 7.2% abv, but otherwise is identical to the one pictured. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, some sweetness, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I really enjoyed this beer, I wish I had picked up more than one.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, pours a very dark brown almost black colour with a good tan head that disapates to a thin layer. Aroma chocolate, sweet, roasty, malt, caramel, brown sugar. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Very nice.

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Photo of EOC
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beermanizer
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cubbyZilla
3.46/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Duffman79
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k3ve
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Coffee and dark chocolate come to mind from the aroma and taste. Pours near black with sparse beige head. Overall sweet palate, slick mouthfeel. Nice winter warmer.

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Photo of drmeto
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with faint ruby tinges and a bif,frothy,beige head
S:
-licorice,roast,nutty,coffee,cream,plums,grainy,cognac,mocha
T:
coffee,burnt toast,nutty,licorice,slight acidity,caramel,chocolate,cognac
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Very good Baltic Porter.A little thin-bodied

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Photo of RobinLee
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drpimento
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While very good in many regards, somehow it still comes off as being a little pretentious Certainly the label has something to do with that, but I'm speaking more to the beer itself. A little too sweet, but with a sweetness that is unrefined. etc.

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.45/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GregSemenza
4.32/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LokStokN2DrnknBBLs
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It was great to have an Imperial Porter in the traditional style, instead of the American Imperial Porter, which more often than not is just a stout, as the American pallet is collectively geared towards dry beer and wine.

Syrupy, low carbonation, rich port wine like characteristics:

This beer aptly represents the style as it was drank, not brewed, as the fresh version was never intended for consumption and the mature product, aged from sea voyage from the UK to the Baltic region, was radically changed from the natural decay of hops, as well as the exposure of the beverage to uncontrolled temperatures and secondary, non Saccharomyces fermentation from other delectable little critters found in the casks.

All in all, a great beer.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, edging toward black.

Smells frankly great, malty. Reminds me of Ayinger Celebrator.

Taste is good, malty, big hints of sweetness, just too much sweetness for me. Coffee, cocoa.

Feels a bit hotter than I prefer, feels more like 9-10%, frankly.

Finish is nice, very well integrated with the flavor. Someone there really knows what they're doing.

Ultimately this just has more sweet brown sugar than I want - there's a lot here that's truly great.

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Grand Imperial Porter from Browar Amber
3.71 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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