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Rapadou Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 8
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
AleWerks Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: theformula on 12-17-2007)
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RacerX5k

Pennsylvania

4.84/5  rDev +22.8%

The base beer for my favorite Bourbon Barrel Porter. Had the pleasure of enjoying this on a gorgeous moonlit Eastern Shore evening where the stars were so bright. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, dark northwest cherries, freshly picked blackberries, chocolate. Maybe the best aroma of any beer I've had. The aroma was so fruity out of the bottle, then the empty glass morphed into a tremendous caramel and molasses that smelled great until the next morning.
Pretty damn close to perfect.

08-18-2014 13:48:43 | More by RacerX5k
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-13-2014 23:48:52 | More by ChrisKayler
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Dicers

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-08-2014 22:41:27 | More by Dicers
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John_Beeryman

Virginia

3.36/5  rDev -14.7%

A: Pours a very dark, oily brown with a dark tan head that disappears soon.

S: Very alcohol forward, strong booze smell, winey and sweet.

T: Much like the smell: Sweet, winey, boozy, hints of raisins.

M: Thick and oily.

O: For all of this, not a bad beer, especially after that 8.5 kicks in.

08-08-2014 00:13:37 | More by John_Beeryman
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dvmin98

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-04-2014 00:40:12 | More by dvmin98
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -16.2%

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a black color. The head is around a finger high, with a lighter tan shade. Slow to fade, it retains a creamy texture as it recedes. A tiny yet uniform ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: The focus here is on notes of brown sugar and molasses, as expected. Hints of chocolate and caramel also come through. Some gentle, fruity booze notes almost make it resemble rum at times. Could use more roasted characteristics to help balance out the sweetness, but otherwise is a decent nose.

T: Follows the nose to a T. Ergo, the primary flavor is molasses. I'm also pulling up some chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. It finishes with a bit of plummy fruit notes - again, there's a slight resemblance to rum. This is a fine example of a beer where its subtle booze notes help give it some nuance. Still, given its sweetness level, I wish it was a lot more complex. It's more or less a sipper, without many of the qualities that would make it a world-class sipper.

M: This beer is on the sweet side of things, but since it's light, it's not the cloying mess it could have been. On the other hand, it doesn't really fill rich or decadent. Just sweet. Carbonation is low, natch.

O: Credit is due, this shows off Haitian Rapadou extremely well. I just wish it also showed off some balancing roast, coffee, or dark chocolate, too. Still, a solid dessert porter.

07-30-2014 22:24:00 | More by ThisWangsChung
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-30-2014 02:17:20 | More by avisong
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fishrunner

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-29-2014 11:12:01 | More by fishrunner
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-25-2014 00:43:23 | More by millerbuffoon
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-24-2014 23:32:45 | More by Knapp85
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%

The beer pours a bubbly brownish tan that dissipates very quickly. The beer itself is a dark brown that is opaque. The brown is a very chocolatey brown. The smell has very strong rapadou notes that both dominate and mix well with the other notes. The other notes consist of chocolate notes and sweet cocoa. The rapadou is an interesting smell. Basically, the rapadou resembles a much sugary milk chocolate smell. The taste are similar but the rapadou sugar is a little less strong and the cocoa and roasted malts come out more. The mouthfeel has biting carbonation and is heavy bodied. However, the beer feels pretty smooth and slick as it goes down and has a lingering sugary aftertaste that lasts for a while. Overall, this is a pretty unique and interesting porter that falls on the more chocolatey and sugary side than anything else I've had before.

07-24-2014 00:22:42 | More by HattedClassic
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Tuggy

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-22-2014 11:25:58 | More by Tuggy
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-20-2014 06:08:16 | More by Howlader
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scottwurst

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-19-2014 23:19:45 | More by scottwurst
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-19-2014 19:41:07 | More by facesnorth
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zdeck37

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

07-18-2014 03:09:33 | More by zdeck37
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-17-2014 18:38:26 | More by MattSharpless
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Kaiyotee

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-14-2014 13:20:01 | More by Kaiyotee
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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-02-2014 00:02:41 | More by ncaudle
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-21-2014 02:02:25 | More by csurowiec
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craftbeerasian

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.9%

05-17-2014 22:34:01 | More by craftbeerasian
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atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-30-2014 20:12:04 | More by atrocity
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Rado

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-20-2014 03:34:07 | More by Rado
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-20-2014 03:32:28 | More by Wowcoolman
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-20-2014 03:25:54 | More by drewone
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Rapadou Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.