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Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter - Laughing Dog Brewing

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Anubis Imperial Coffee PorterAnubis Imperial Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

201 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jimmys on 10-12-2011)
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Reviews by Scotchboy:
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bomber poured into a mug...

A: Nearly opaque black with a khaki-colored head and lacing...

S: Astringent coffee notes hit first, with a moderate roasted character and malt presence. A touch of smoke to boot, and a bit of mocha and burnt caramel.

T: Follows the nose; roasty and gritty espresso, and even the suggestion of some burnt malt? Flash of dark chocolate (bakers chocolate even) and dark/burnt caramel. Dry and bit bitter.

MF: Astringent mouthfeel with a moderate body and medium carbonation. A bit thin...

O: Definitely has that cold-pressed coffee feel to it, but the astringent notes aren't as pleasant as I remembered...previously reviewed this one on-tap and liked it...maybe some age caught up to it? Not sure, but definitely not as good as I remember. Still a drinkable coffee porter though IMO.

12-11-2012 19:46:15 | More by Scotchboy
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-26-2013 03:55:44 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-26-2013 20:43:05 | More by JoeD15
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -5%

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate and coffee notes, but is a little bit faint overall. The flavor is a mix of dark fruit and coffee. I get a lot of cherry and prune, with a good bit of dry coffee and chocolate notes. The coffee and chocolate is fairly well done, but both are a bit restrained in my opinion. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

07-31-2012 04:25:19 | More by Mora2000
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-29-2013 15:29:23 | More by JohnnyBarman
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

06-18-2012 03:59:29 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Moo5152

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-06-2013 07:03:59 | More by Moo5152
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-27-2013 01:18:18 | More by bpfrush
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juicebox

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

09-01-2013 15:53:38 | More by juicebox
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MVG666

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

03-08-2014 01:58:32 | More by MVG666
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briandaube

Delaware

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-31-2012 19:29:12 | More by briandaube
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

Appears pitch black, light caramel tan head, aromas is crazy, there is dark chocolate with big robust coffee singing out with hints of vine ripened fruit. Hints of dark cocoa and molasses round out the sweeter decadent aspects of this beer, strong espresso dark coffee roasts. Flavor is layered with creamed coffee, dark nutty roasted malts, caramelized sugars and again a strong molasses presence. The coffee flavors are in line with some of the better coffee beers available, the booze is well hidden and the beer definitely packs a punch. The mouthfeel is medium to full carbonation is flowing nicely a smooth robust finish on this big beer from Idaho, I would definitely pick this up again.

05-14-2013 12:48:22 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%

22 oz bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet. No date found.

A: Pours very dark brown, coffee colored, with a small tan head that quickly reduces to a thin partial coat. Decent lacing.

S: Aromas of sweet and dark roasted grains and coffee dominate. Some fruit and alcohol esters.

Flavor: Sweet and chocolate malts with a solid dark roasted grain taste yet minimal burnt elements. A mildly bitter finish with both roasted malts and coffee. Hints of smoke and fruit.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and very smooth.

O: A good coffee porter but neither the porter base nor the coffee are exceptional.
(needs review)

01-25-2014 21:02:30 | More by chinchill
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

10-07-2012 02:20:05 | More by SPRichard
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -0.3%

20oz pint (wow) at the Underground - Big Rock glass represent!

This beer appears a clear, very dark brown, verging on black, with rather pervasive red cola highlights, and a thin cap of bubbly, fizzy beige head, which leaves some decent loosely webbed lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of edgy black coffee grounds, bittersweet chocolate, roasted caramel malt, subtle anise notes, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is semi-sweet toasted bready caramel malt, fairly sugared mocha, slightly acrid black licorice, a hint of wet stone, and earthy, weedy hops.

The bubbles are pretty sedate, just a wee twinge here and there, the body a sturdy medium weight, and as smooth as a percolating morass of coffee will get you. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel malt going all clammy, while the coffee submits to its milky side, and the earthiness of the hops toys with the burgeoning booze.

A decent enough coffee porter, the cafe essences, chocolate, and somewhat sour lactic character duly coming through. What doesn't, however, is the apparently big ABV, one not listed here, as the Laughing Dog tap takeover has failed to make it to this bar's tap lists or bartenders' current canon. That, and at $10+ for the glass, it's hardly worth it around here.

03-15-2014 04:04:49 | More by biboergosum
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syntheticwings

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

08-24-2012 23:51:05 | More by syntheticwings
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Great appearance, big bubbly head on dark body, with some reddish highlights. Lacey. Smooth mouthfeel. Some horse on grass in the residue. Coffee but not all coffee, or acidic. Vanilla and chocolate. Some sourness. Decent drinkability. From Champane's Cellars.

01-27-2013 04:12:47 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-01-2014 00:21:41 | More by tdm168
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cjgator3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-04-2013 02:42:26 | More by cjgator3
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-01-2013 02:07:07 | More by avisong
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jheezee

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-23-2013 10:14:56 | More by jheezee
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Date of 5/24/12

Pours ebony with 3 fingers of mocha head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Coffee & cocoa

T: Coffee & dryness up front, a touch of roastyness, minty hops & dark chococlate up front. Roastyness & a touch chicory as this warms, a touch of boozey warmth. Finishes roasty, with woody dryness, plus some nice chocolate notes

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, becomes somewhat creamy as it warms

A super solid coffee porter, glad I got to try this

07-15-2012 04:31:46 | More by russpowell
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Glibber

Idaho

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-06-2012 02:41:29 | More by Glibber
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beerophilia

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-26-2012 18:06:04 | More by beerophilia
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-10-2013 01:42:34 | More by PaBeerLover
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Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.