Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter - Laughing Dog Brewing
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4.46/5 rDev +18.3%
date of tasting: 4/16/2013
place of tasting: Barley Vine - Bristol, CT
beer: Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter
brewery: Laughing Dog
brewery location: Ponderay, ID
style: American Porter
glass: mug w/appearance test in tasting glass
temperature of beer: 55F
Appearance: medium roast espresso in color with a frothy freshly stained and varnished american oak head. carbonation? who knows, can’t see that shit through the darkness.
Smell: like the schoom on espresso, huge caramel and fresh coffee grounds
Taste: hello caramel popcorn, nice to meet you. Oooops, dropped you in my french press dark roasted slightly red berry fruity coffee. Oh yes you are yummy.
Mouthfeel: creamy, sensual, slight hop/carbonation tinge but I like it that way
Overall Impression: a great coffee porter. Sweet malty, caramel, coffee, all the good stuff you would expect from a coffee porter with a perfect hop balance.
Food Pairings: charred steak, strawberry shortcake, sweetpea ravioli with a deep lamb sausage tomato sauce
04-18-2013 13:26:24 | More by dpianka
4.44/5 rDev +17.8%
$ 10.99/bomber at Lager Mill
Bomber bottles 10/13/13 at 40 degrees into small tankard
Aroma of coffee
Head large (5.5 cm), light brown, creamy, sloooowly diminishing
Lacing OK – some large reefs and islands of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of strongly brewed coffee; no hops, no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate full, creamy, soft carbonation
A very good coffee porter – high marks in all areas.
08-03-2014 13:44:43 | More by Ozzylizard
4.43/5 rDev +17.5%
Poured in a snifter from the bottle. The burnt-brown color was opaque and inviting. The chocolate and dark cherries on the nose prepared me for the influx of dark cocoa and roasted malt flavor. The beautiful blend and balance made this one shine through, and the creamy mouthfeel didn't disappoint. The finish was even a bit buttery, which I enjoy in a porter or stout. New favorite for sure.
08-22-2012 02:28:09 | More by Ranz
4.4/5 rDev +16.7%
Pours black with tan head in snifter. Very oily appearance.
Smell is dark roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Lots of coffee prescence as well.
Taste follows smell with lots of coffee and dark chocolates. Toffee, caramel and molasses there too. Very complex.
Mouthfeel is thick and oily. Very nice carbonation.
Overall this was excellent. Will be on the lookout for more.
07-28-2012 17:28:22 | More by TrappistJohnMD
4.38/5 rDev +16.2%
Glass: Nonic pint glass
Opaque black in color with no highlights, two fingers worth of thick rocky brown head.
Sweet molasses in the front of the aroma followed by vanilla, coffee, and alcohol. Slight hint of chocolate syrup, magnificent smelling beer.
Tastes of coffee, chocolate, alcohol, and there is some other warming aside from the alcohol. Some kind of pepper maybe.
Full bodied, thick creamy in texture yet seems to go down really smoothly. A lot of warming in this beer that really lingers in the finish.
03-05-2013 08:16:00 | More by Hawksfan79
4.33/5 rDev +14.9%
Smell - the coffee does not overwhelm, which is a great strength in this beer. There is caramel from the malt and a slight hint of cinnamon.
Appearance - rich dark and thick - almost syrupy (in a good way!), with a slight head.
Mouthfeel - silky smooth with the bitterness of black coffee coming in late on the back of the tongue.
Overall - Very good. Some sips the bitterness of the coffee can be a bit strong, but mostly very well balanced - evening out the sweetness of the heavy grain bill nicely.
09-16-2012 02:08:41 | More by smalenberg
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
S: Fairly strong coffee note, bready chocolate, malty espresso notes
L: Thick, dark black, tan creamy head that dissipates slightly. Ok lacing.
T: Fresh ground coffee up front with a soft milk chocolate that comes next. Medium low roasty bitterness with a fairly strong espresso note following. Some vanilla with milk chocolate notes into the finish. Finishes with espresso like dryness.
M: Medium full body, medium low carbonation. Not too heavy. Alcohol fairly well hidden.
Pretty solid coffee porter, well balanced with subtle, complex flavors.
05-09-2013 01:41:44 | More by bum732
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
22oz bomber purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $6.49. According to the label, this was made with Evans Brothers Artisan Coffee. I’m guessing that’s a coffee roaster indigenous to the Sandpoint area. Also according to the label, this was bottled on August 30.
Poured a super dark brown that defied all attempts to pass light through it. Big, mocha-colored head that receeded after a few minutes. Lots of lace.
There’s a coffee-ish aroma, but it’s not a big, overbearing one, and it shares the limelight with some chocolate and brown sugar notes.
The taste starts off with a bitter coffee zap, but it’s quickly matched by a sweet, chocolaty note that keeps the bitterness in check. There’s also a bit of pipe tobacco in the background. Things finish with a mild dry note.
The body of this beer is between medium and full, leaning more towards full. The carbonation is spot-on. Thick, sticky and creamy mouthfeel.
Laughing Dog scores another home run with a very tasty, coffee-infused porter that seems like a slam dunk for the fall, yet it seems it was released in the summer. I would definitely drink this again, but I’m glad I waited until October, as it just seems a better fit.
10-07-2012 20:03:04 | More by woemad
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.