Description

Definitively American, the imperial porter should have no roasted barley flavors or strong burnt/black malt character. Medium caramel and cocoa-like sweetness is present, with complementing hop character and malt-derived sweetness.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    40+
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    35 - 50
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    7.0% - 12.0%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Noticeable
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma and flavor are low to medium-high. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    No roasted barley or strong burnt/black malt character should be perceived. Medium malt, caramel and cocoa-like sweetness is present
  • Yeast Esters
    Ale-like fruity ester flavors should be evident but not overpowering, complementing hop character and malt-derived sweetness
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Mouth-Coating
  • Carbonation
    Medium
  • Finish Length
    Medium to Long
  • Attenuation
    70 - 75
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Varies
  • Malt
    Varies
  • Water
    Varies
  • Yeast
    Ale
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Smoked Gouda
  • Entrée
    Chicken Mole Enchiladas
  • Dessert
    Blondie Butterscotch Brownies
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Medium Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Opaque
  • Color
    Black
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