Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) | Long Trail Brewing Co.

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Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series)Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Long Trail Brewing Co.
Vermont, United States
longtrail.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Long Trail Imperial Porter features a complex, darkly roasted malt flavor complemented by a thin, creamy head. The abundance of malt is balanced with a variety of hops, creating a clean finish. The recipe has been a homebrew secret that was developed by one of our own brewers. We are proud to present Long Trail Imperial Porter...ENJOY!

56 IBU

Added by Bierman9 on 08-07-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
378
Reviews:
218
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cellared for an indefinite amount of time - I'm guessing around 4 to 5 years. Started the habit of marking with a silver sharpie some point after that.

Brown on the pour, very deep brown nearly black in the glass. Dark tan head, very good size and retention. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, albeit a little less strong than preferred. Taste is perfect for an imperial porter vs a stout - everything in the aroma, but not overpowering, and the finish is shorter. Body is also thinner than an imperial stout, but thicker than a normal porter with just the right amount of carbonation.

Overall - a standard by which to judge any imperial porter, and no negative signs from aging after this substantial time.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I love porters. I love imperial porters. I did not love this beer. Not sure why my palette deviates so much from the general perception of this beer.

For whatever reason, it tasted like a scotch ale to me.

Had it as part of a flight at Grill Next Door (Haverhill MA).

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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Imperial Porter (Brewmaster Series) from Long Trail Brewing Co.
4.06 out of 5 based on 378 ratings.
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