Nefarious Ten Pin Imperial Porter

22 oz presentation with the attractive blue wax. Looks promising.
Pour is a lovely, black body with some brownish highlights. The head is rocky, mocha in color and high. It looks great, but to be honest it fades a bit quickly and loses depth leaving not much lace.
This is a really interesting beer to me for a number of reasons. Firstly I really enjoy SKA. Secondly the head fading so quickly is a bit of a disappointment.
Normally, beers of this style, with this ABV tend to be pretty boozy and substantial in the mouth (take Smuttynose Baltic Porter as an example), so I am really quite surprised that this beers lacks a really big alcohol presence and the beer is really relatively thin. It’s true that the alcohol seems to build toward the end of the bottle, but at the same time t seems really manageable and fairly simple.
Not especially complex, but that’s both good and bad. It adds to the drinkability somewhat, but it is a little unusual for the style. In that respect a very light drinking beer if you consider the style.
The Smuttynose and this one certainly make a very interesting comparison.

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08/16/2009
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 3.5
Mouthfeel: 3.5
Smell: 3.5
Overall: 4
Total: 3.6
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