Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter brewed by Thomas Hooker Brewing in Bloomfield,
Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter is full bodied and rich color. This imperial
porter has hints of roasted coffee, cocoa with a generous hop finish. Dark
roasted malts blended with the crispness of English hops, this beer is
smooth yet complex. Malts include Premium Pale, Munich, English Crystal,
Carapils, Chocolate Wheat Malt, Black Patent Malt. The brewers use English
Fuggles and East Kent Goldings for bitterness and aroma. ABV: 8.7%. IBU's:
65. Calories: 275
Beer Review from Beer Advocate
Appearance – Deep brown, nearly black color with a huge 4-finger bubbly, tan
head. Really nice retention as the head fades down into a half-finger of froth
that sticks around for most of the experience. There are some wisps of lacing.
Aroma – Mostly sweeter aromas including raisins, black cherries, and cocoa are
apparent, but a nice amount of roasted malt is there, too.
Taste – It starts off sweet with cocoa, raisins, black currants and cherries,
and a touch of vanilla and eventually progresses to a dry, bittersweet roasted
taste with coffee and dark chocolate notes. This is really tasty.
Mouthfeel – Medium-to-full-bodied with average carbonation, a sticky,
mouth-coating, and velvety-smooth feel, and a bittersweet and dry finish.
Sweeter flavors like chocolate and dark fruits linger the longest. There is a
very subtle and smooth throat-warming sensation from the alcohol.
Overall – This is a really nice porter. It is not very complex but it is very
true-to-style and very tasty. I love the thicker mouthfeel that almost borders
on stout territory, and it is insanely drinkable for 8% ABV. If I hadn’t known,
I would’ve guessed it was around 5-6%. I’m really glad that I got to try this
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, located in Bloomfield, is Connecticut's local
brewery with a national reputation. One taste and you'll recognize why small
batch local brewing with quality ingredients produces a superior beer.
Built on the premise that small manufactures creating quality products are still
to backbone of this country, we are proud to be in our second decade of
producing great quality craft beers in Hartford County. We offer eleven unique
beers (7 ales and 4 lagers) that are highly respected and recognized for
consistency and quality. Recently named as the 73rd best brewer in the world by
RateBeer.com, and ranked number 15 in the top 50 American Micro Breweries by the
Beer Advocate, Connecticut should be proud of their small brewer with a huge
Our mission is to be the first choice among Connecticut's beer drinkers, thanks
to our award-winning taste, quality and freshness. At Thomas Hooker Brewing
Company we make beer the way it's meant to be made: hand-crafted from the finest
malts, hops and essential ingredients - and painstakingly true to style. It's
the time honored, age-old way of creating beer.
We believe that local products create local pride, and locally produced beer
tastes best when it's fresh from the source. The microbrewery concept isn't a
fad. Beer that's brewed, delivered and served locally is as fresh as it can
possibly be, and is increasingly the identifying signature of a location.
Hooker Brewing Company
16 Tobey Rd
Bloomfield, Connecticut, 06002
Phone: (860) 242-3111