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%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours quite near black. Thin, creamy tan head. Leaves plenty of lace.

S-A very well put-together aroma. There isn't really anything incredibly unique or memorable about the flavor except for the fact that it just smells 'right'. A big, roast, chocolatey and slightly chalky nose.

T-The flavor is even better. Fudgy chocolate and light chalk with more than enough roasted coffee to keep me entertained. A slight burnt quality and even a lingering hop-derived bitterness in the finish.

M-Drinkable for its size. A bit creamy in the feel. Full bodied and rich.

O/D-Better than I thought it would be. Very, very well crafted. Everything in this beer should be there. Nailed it.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with only the faintest hints of very dark amber highlights and a light amount of visible carbonation near the surface. The beer has a finger tall dense and creamy very dark tan head that slowly reduces to thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass including some large bubbles in it. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of dark roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee - there is also a lighter amount of dark fruit sweetness and just a hint of pine hops.

T: Strong flavors of dark roasted malts with some moderate to strong flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruits (plum and raisin). There is also a light amount of smokiness and ash. There is a light amount of bitterness from the pine hops but the beer finishes with just a hint of sweetness. Overall, this is a pretty well balanced beer with a nice amount of complexity.

M: Medium to heavy bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light amount of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: The Long Trail Brewmaster Series beers are always a very nice beer for a great price (in fact, they are pretty cheap in the NYC area) and this one did not disappoint - this is a very solid American Porter that is a very nice sipping beer. This is a big beer with a decent amount of alcohol in it, mostly hidden, so it is best enjoyed slowly - and it went really well on a cold winter afternoon.

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Photo of claytong
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ActonBrewer for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a TBBC pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, opaque, with a one and a half finger tan head. Moderate visible carbonation.

S: Cacao, coffee, raisins, sweetness (molasses), and hints of soy.

T: Dark chocolate, cacao, raisins, and some acidity & tannins. There is some hop bitterness noticeable as well.

M: Medium to heavy body for a porter. Good amount of carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is noticeable but doesn't quite overwhelm.

O: This isn't really working for me, but it's not awful. Glad to have tried it, but I don't foresee another in my future.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rocky, tan head. Deep dark brown color where only a minimum of light passes. Good ring lace on the glass.

Chalky cocoa aroma. Semi-sweet chocolate. Light alcohol in the background.

Starts off mild with darker caramel malts. This fades with the black patent component that kicks in a couple of seconds later. There's some solid hop bitterness in the swallow. A long aftertaste of bakers chocolate and bittering hop.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of andthevolcano
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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