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.
American Imperial Porter
- Chicken Mole Enchiladas
- Smoked Gouda
- Blondie Butterscotch Brownies
- Northstar Imperial Porter, Twisted Pine Brewing Co.
- Imperial Porter, Long Trail Brewing Co.
- Imperial Porter, Shipyard Brewing Co.
Medium Rising Bubbles
Hop aroma and flavor are low to medium-high. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium
No roasted barley or strong burnt/black malt character should be perceived. Medium malt, caramel and cocoa-like sweetness is present
Ale-like fruity ester flavors should be evident but not overpowering, complementing hop character and malt-derived sweetness
Not common to style
Diacetyl should be absent
Medium to Long