Style- Imperial Porter
Roebling Imperial Porter brings together Cincinnati coffee, Ugandan vanilla beans and raw, organic turbinado sugar into a big, rich, chocolate, espresso infused brownie of a beer that is as innovative as its namesake. Rivertown was asked to craft a beer for a community festival in 2011 which celebrated the 145th Birthday of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge linking Cincinnati, OH and Covington, KY. This Imperial Porter is inventive, unique, well balanced, strong, and has been created to be as timeless and remarkable as the Roebling Bridge, the man who dreamed big and the community that brought that dream to life.
This is a fantastic beer to revisit every once in a while for me. One of the early loves that I found locally, it still makes me smile with each and every sip that I take.
Aromas that jump out of the glass start with the simple roasted nuts and sweet chocolate with a dash of coffee over top, but as the glass warms I can start pulling out some really great smells of brownies and warm bread.
The taste is a great sweet punch of chocolate and coffee, held together with a slight warmth of alcohol. This beer is fantastic as the weather gets cooler, but if you manage to find it on a nitro tap – it’s absolutely heavenly in the summer as well. The nitro will lend a creamy smoothness that just can’t be beat when you add the chocolate and coffee flavors that dominate this delicious beer.