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Vancouver Island Brewing

Vancouver Island Brewing
Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8.2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Vancouver Island Brewing
Nanaimo Bar Imperial Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 8.2%
Nearly opaque dark brown color. Attractive aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts and fruit cake dipped in rum with a chewy, vibrant, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with nuances of artisan dark chocolate bar with golden raisins and espresso beans, delicate spice, and cherry pipe tobacco finish. A rich, warming and deliciously chocolatey porter in the imperial vein.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: chocolate nuts and fruit cake dipped in rum
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with nuances of artisan dark chocolate bar with golden raisins and espresso beans, delicate spice, and cherry pipe tobacco
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: with food, on its own and with cigars
Recipes Pairing: German Chocolate Cake, Aged Cheddar, Beef Stroganoff
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, warming and deliciously chocolatey porter in the imperial vein.

The Producer

Vancouver Island Brewing Co.

The Producer
2330 Government St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5G5
Canada
1 250-361-0007

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Flavored Porter

Beer Glass Nonic Pint Dark.jpg
Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Flavored porters are brown to dark brown and average between 5.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter, Kona Pipeline Porter and Rogue Mocha Porter.

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