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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

196 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 56
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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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-01-2014 03:49:35 | More by nickfl
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-11-2014 13:16:56 | More by SocalKicks
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Mora2000

Texas

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-08-2013 02:39:27 | More by mendvicdog
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-09-2012 05:09:40 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-07-2013 17:40:50 | More by oriolesfan4
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours extremely dark amber with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The beer exhibits very little head retention and almost no lacing.

S: Aromas of dark chocolate and coffee dominate.

T: Flavors of chocolate malts with a bitter coffee finish. The flavors of the coffee are more subtle than one might expect but that makes it more pleasant.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and very smooth.

O: Could easily be substituted for the normal espresso that is often served with dessert and would pair very nicely with rich and chocolaty desserts. Very drinkable and hides the alcohol very well.

Serving type: growler

01-30-2012 16:14:20 | More by dbrauneis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-06-2013 02:08:21 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2013 20:35:02 | More by duceswild
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 6/29/2012. Pours pitch black color with a nice 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some good soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malt, char, caramel, earth, light citrus, and herbal hops. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, char, light citrus, earth, and herbal spiciness. Moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor balance with no cloying sweetness at all. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial coffee porter. Nicely robust and balanced roasted flavors; and very smooth to sip on. I really have no complaints; very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 05:42:33 | More by superspak
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Churchkey in D.C.

The beer is near black with a small beige collar. The aroma offers a robust coffee nose with dark chocolates. Decent flavor, with bitter chocolates, finishing dry. Medium in body with light carbonation. Overall, this is decent, but not a repeat for me.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 13:58:19 | More by Huhzubendah
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John_M

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and nice lacing. The nose is about what you'd expect in an imperial coffee porter... I get considerable coffee, coffee grounds, dark chocolate and vanilla. This beer smells pretty darn good. The flavor profile replicates the nose, with the coffee ground flavor dominating. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, though I thought the beer a bit thin in the mid palate. Alcohol is otherwise pretty well integrated into the flavor profile, with at most a touch of heat on the finish.

A nice enough beer, but sampling it side by side with the GIBCBS... well, the qualitative difference is pretty remarkable.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2012 19:31:44 | More by John_M
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-24-2014 00:51:48 | More by Latarnik
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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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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 picked up at the COOP tonight for about $7.. poured into my slim tulip... dark tan head atop a perfectly black brew... Nice lacing and retention..

Good coffee as expected meshes with some dark cocoa and just enough malty residuals to deliver the nose and make it interesting.

Flavors are all there, but sorta fall short.. nothing really crosses any benchmark.. light cocoa and decent coffee bean flavors.. there could possibly be a bit more of everything and especially some maltiness that really delivers the malts and the beans.

Body is light given the ABV... needs more UUMMMPPPH!

Despite my above negatives, this is a pretty damn good brew.. Big Boned Coffee Porter for less than $8? Needs work, but I will buy again.

4/4/3.5/3.5/3.5

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2012 05:48:20 | More by JohnGalt1
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-08-2012 23:05:37 | More by dmorgan310
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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)

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-08-2012 20:13:30 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 650ml into a tulip.

Black body with a brown head. Film of retention. Nose has fresh roast, light sourness and mild chocolate. Tastes of coffee beans, lightly sour again and bitter chocolate. Light feel, tartness persists. Good coffee notes, but this wasn't all that complex in any regard. Not something I'd pursue again.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 15:49:50 | More by liamt07
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-07-2013 04:20:30 | More by rolltide8425
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-07-2013 13:40:23 | More by ShanePB
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-25-2013 19:57:54 | More by Rhettroactive
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -20.4%

02-23-2013 16:53:26 | More by bsuedekum
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.