Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter - Laughing Dog Brewing
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2.78/5 rDev -26.3%
I poured this high powered beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured very black with a tan head. Not impressive though. The beer smelled like perfume, fake like. The taste of the beer was bitter chocolate but just too much alcohol. Note much could get through that 9.2% burn. I will not buy again.
12-10-2012 17:06:08 | More by Minkybut
3.13/5 rDev -17%
My only problem with this was, "Imperial Porter?" Mouthfeel, taste-wise, eh, NO. More a Brown Porter. The only reason I use "Brown" is Robust has a specific sense to it of malt complexity. Not Anubis. Indeed, my major complaint is the coffee: almost, but not quite, espresso-sense out shouted the rest.
SRM-wise, high 20s to 34, long lasting pillow head, some ruby highlights shined through the darkened glass: as with last LD review, presentation was pretty good. Aroma: coffee and some roasted malt WAY in the background.
Mouthfeel a tad slick with dark malts but, again coffee dominated. I do wonder if this covered the complexity one would at least expect out of a Robust.
Taste: more a Brown with coffee. A hint of sweet, mostly coffee. Hops hidden, but that's what happens sometimes in Porters.
I expect more from a beer labelled as "Imperial Porter." Claims 9.2, but with so little body, and so little complexity, one would expect that abv to at least be obvious.
Once again I had checked this out at this site and another and saw that disturbing trend. Most scores in the three range, not as many real low score... tis better, so that explains, but, once again, just a few super high scores that explains the higher score than one would expect.
Odd. Why would two beers from the same brewery have the same pattern in scoring? I'll leave that to whomever when it comes to speculating. I'd rather not say.
09-27-2013 19:27:00 | More by kencarman
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.
01-25-2014 21:02:30 | More by chinchill
3.35/5 rDev -11.1%
Bomber into an English pint (probably should have put it in a snifter). Bottled 21 May 13...8 months old...based on other reviews this might not be good.
A: Body is a dark brown, close to black, no light coming through. Pour yielded about one inch of dark tan head, receded in about a minute to a film on the surface of the beer. Some lacing, not uniform or substantial.
S: Coffee. Detect some roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, and maybe dark fruits. The coffee overwhelms everything else.
T: Sweetness dominates all the way through, giving the impression of a white wine flavor...no idea why this flavor is in this beer. There is a creamy caramel note and vanilla that comes in right after the beginning, and remains throughout, with a coffee flavor that eventually shows up...nowhere near as pronounced as the smell would indicate. There is a hint of smokiness present as well.
M: Body is not heavy, in fact it seems the light side of medium. Carbonation is pretty well pronounced, and keeps this lively. Easy to drink, slightly dryness in the finish. This does not feel imperial.
O: This is a drinkable beer. The problem is that for a beer labeled as an Imperial Porter, I was expecting something else. The white wine flavor in the taste threw me off, and the mouthfeel was just too off for the style. Not disappointed I tried it, but I'll never drink this again.
01-31-2014 02:21:47 | More by Badger6
3.36/5 rDev -10.9%
Pours an opaque black, with a frothy tawny mocha head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.
Roast fruitiness, charred pepper, espresso, and nutty malt form the initial aroma. Hints of tar and soy add complexity.
Flavor reveals an underlying vinous note, with roast malt hitting mid palate and carrying into a slightly charred, espresso finish. Malted milk balls and dark chocolate are subtle.
Body is moderate to full, with minimal carbonation and light alcohol warmth. There's a hint of astringency.
I don't know where the vinous character is coming from, but it's not the first beer I've had with that character. Could indicate infection. Can't get past it. Good roast character, and would be great for coffee lovers, otherwise. Hides the alcohol fairly well.
11-23-2013 15:43:47 | More by barczar
3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
Poured from a bomber bottle into my Stone goblet...
A - Pours a very dark brown color, with a thin brown head that disipates very quickly, leaving a slight right.
S - The smell is very coffee dominant, slightly sweet. Some chocolatey cocoa notes as well.
T/M - The taste right off the bat is thin and a little watered down. Burnt malt backbone, with a coffee finish. There is a slight mocha-coffee aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel, average mouthfeel.
O - Very easy to drink at 9%, the alcohol is hidden very well. But the taste does fall a little short. The aroma is very inviting, but the taste is a little disapointing.
11-21-2012 05:57:24 | More by Rizalini
3.38/5 rDev -10.3%
A-Pours a nice black with thick brown head
S-medium coffee with toffee & cocoa undertones.
T-nice coffee flavor, subtle undertones, alcohol well hidden. When cooler, additional prominent flavor up front that I can't identify. Fades on warming... Maybe due to other flavors coming in....anyone else help?
O-good beer for the price
12-09-2012 02:06:22 | More by ChubbyVA
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.