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Top 10 Imperial Porters Brewed in the United States

This Top Ten Porters list  is from the results of the U.S. Open Beer Championship and
1. Black Eye - Scratchtown Brewing - Nebraska
2. Wide Awake It’s Morning - Funky Buddha Brewery - Florida
3. Victory at Sea - Ballast Point Brewing - California
4. E.Z.E - Melvin Brewing - Wyoming
5. Birth of Tragedy - Hill Farmstead Brewery - Vermont
6. Alpha Klaus Christmas Porter - Three Floyds Brewing - Indiana
7. The Dark Knight (Returns) - Barley Johns Brew Pub - Minnesota
8. Imperial Porter - Liquid Mechanics - Colorado
9. Crooked Line Labyrinth Black Ale - Uinta Brewing - Utah
10. Gonzo Imperial Porter - Flying Dog Brewery - Maryland

Imperial Porter brewed by Scratchtown Brewing

Imperial Porter
American Imperial Porters are black. Ale-like fruity ester aromas should be evident but not overpowering, complimenting malt and hop aromas. Hop aroma is low to medium-high. No roast barley or strong burnt/black malt character should be perceived. Medium malt, caramel and cocoa-like sweetness is present. Hop flavor is low to medium-high. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium. Ale-like fruity ester flavors should be evident but not overpowering, complimenting hop character and malt derived sweetness. Diacetyl should be absent. Body is full.
ABV: 7.0%-12.0%
IBU: 35-50
Color SRM: (EBC) 40+ (80+ EBC)

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