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Imperial Porter brewed by Thomas Hooker Brewing


Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter  brewed by Thomas Hooker Brewing in Bloomfield, Connecticut

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
  

Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter

      
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 one.

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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 reputation.

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.
 

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
16 Tobey Rd
Bloomfield, Connecticut, 06002
Phone: (860) 242-3111
Website: hookerbeer.com

 





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