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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

207 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of Mojo
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

22 ounce bottle -> Dogfish Head Glass

A - dark black pour with a towering foamy caramel colored head, world class retention, and world class lacing.

S - coffee, chocolate, roasted notes, and dark fruit.

T - sweet vanilla and molasses, chocolate and a burnt wood and coffee finish. Alcohol is hidden very well.

M - good carbonation, very thick, bit of an aftertaste

O - good but not spectacular.

Mojo, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

ummswimmin, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Sanchezrox23, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.58/5  rDev -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.

Huhzubendah, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

elektronen, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

SocalKicks, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

DrBass, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

devilfluff, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

schnarr84, Mar 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Goldndomer, Mar 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Gobzilla, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of bigred89
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

bigred89, Mar 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

MVG666, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

BryantForestry, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

benloho, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Acuity, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

abex44, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

brandon911, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

CRJMellor, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Badger6
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.

Badger6, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of chinchill
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)

chinchill, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of harrisjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

harrisjohnson, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jburd19, Jan 17, 2014
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.