Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter - Laughing Dog Brewing
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4.13/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Growler obtained from Whole Foods; Poured in a pint glass.
A - Nice one inch creamy mocha colored head with good retention; Essentially pitch black in color; Pretty good web of lacing around the glass
S - Aroma of roasted coffee beans, some cocoa nibs, and just a hint of vanilla beans with milky-like sweetness; Rich chocolate comes forward more as the beer warms
T - Good showing of roasted coffee beans, but that's not all I detect in the taste for sure; Presence of chocolate, nutty, and toasty characteristics with a faint hint of vanilla as well; Noticeable hops of sweet and floral flavors blend well into the overall mix; Some sweetness up front that turns a little bitter into the finish
M - Moderate carbonation; A notch above medium bodied; Semi-dry finish; Nice and smooth mouthfeel after the intial zest of carbonation
O - As my first brew from Laughing Dog, I thought this was very pleasant and quite smooth. The nose had a good amount of coffee aroma, but the taste had more of a balance between the coffee, chocolate, toasty, and roasty flavors. I thought the hops worked well in the flavor formula too. I'm glad I was able to enjoy a few glasses of this beer, which couldn't have come at a better time with the weather turning very dreary and bitter cold.
Serving type: growler
01-06-2012 02:15:21 | More by TechTriumph
3.7/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served on-tap in a 10 oz mini-imperial clear glass tumbler at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).
A: Opaque black with dark brown edges and short cap of beige tightly bubbled head with icicled lacing.
S: Light coffee aroma with caramel and dark malt with a short touch of sweetness
T: I like that the flavor is not overwhelmed by the coffee flavor but rather accentuated by it. The maltiness is barely sweet, which is on-target for this style. There is little to no roast character which is also good for a porter. The porter component could use a touch more malty personality, but all in all, this is a nice brew with well-hidden alcohol.
M: Too thin but not watery for the style.
O: A pretty nice brew, but the body needs more work to give the malt flavors a little more of a boost.
Serving type: on-tap
10-23-2011 14:21:45 | More by argock
3.83/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
an offering from Laughing Dog at the 2011 Capitol City Oktoberfest in Shirlington, VA.
A: very dark brown. darker than most porters. a dense head that looks inviting and chestnut in color. great lacing.
S: vanilla. coffee. roasted and chocolate malts.
T: a very sweet sugar comes across the palate initially. the coffee flavor is well intertwined with roasted malts that it is not terribly discernible. more of it into the finish, but like i said earlier not crazy coffee flavor as i expected.
M: very silken mouthfeel. medium bodied.
D: a good porter. however a lot of the flavor and mouthfeel drinks like a stout. a milky sweetness backed with a silky mouthfeel. like i said, i was expecting more of a coffee blast, but otherwise a tasty brew.
Serving type: on-tap
10-12-2011 02:01:24 | More by Jimmys
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
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