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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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very good

221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Gobzilla, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

bigred89, Mar 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19%

MVG666, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

BryantForestry, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

benloho, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Acuity, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

abex44, Feb 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

brandon911, Feb 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

CRJMellor, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Badger6
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 -11.4%
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)

chinchill, Jan 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

harrisjohnson, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

jburd19, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

BeerNW, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

TheosTheories, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tdm168, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

MrLacinak, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

DC_Brah, Dec 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

DRBiser, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

mpalestino, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of barczar
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

barczar, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tazzman, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

buzzy, Nov 14, 2013
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.