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Rapadou Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

150 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.

3.75 A: Black color. Two fingers of fizzy light brown head. Retention starts our poor but the last half finger stuck around for quite a while. A short ring of lacing is left.

4.25 S: Really nice aroma on this. This definitely has a nice caramel and brown sugar component to it. I'm not really sure how much of this is due to the rapadou and how much if from the base beer, but I'm guessing quite a bit. Roasted barley, cocoa, and a slight molasses component.

4.5 T: Taste is just as good as the nose. Thick, creamy malty sweetness. Again layers of caramel. Brown sugar, roasted barley, chocolate, molasses. Desert beer sweetness without being at all cloying. Quite nice.

4.5 M: Heavy body. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Good moderate carbonation. Supremely smooth and not overly chewy.

4.5 D: Really tasty beer. Probably the best beer I've had from Alewerks.

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3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%

Bottle as part of a fantasy baseball winnings. Thanks. Pours black with a one finger creamy khaki brown head. Very nice aroma of sweet chocolate and sugar, molasses, caramel, anise, some dark fruit. Flavor is sweet molasses, roast, some chocolate and toffee, brown sugar, lightly bitter roast bite to finish. Medium to thick bodied with medium high carbonation and a dry finish. Wow. This is a really good porter and I suspect it would work nicely with some barrels, too.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%

Real nice. Lots of chocolate and coffee; and the coffee notes are real rich and almost dry - Raul feels like he is in the jungle picking the beans himself. This thang is roasty like you are on a camping trip trying to earn your Eagle badge. What's great is that it isn't thin and over-carbonated (I'm looking at you, Sump.)

Good beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Pitch black in color with only an extremely thin ring of ruby around the base of my glass. Tan 2 1/2 finger head that dissipates rather rapidly giving a very yeasty appearance as it goes, but leaving no lacing.

Coffee, molasses, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and brown sugar on the nose. A bit of dark yeasty bread as well.

Taste is even more fruity than the nose. Dark fruit and brown sugar again, with dark roast coffee to match. A bit tart, with a strong but not harsh bitter quality that carries through to the end.

Full in body with decent carbonation for the style. Syrupy and a bit drying. Spicy warming alcohol in the throat.

A superb offering from Williamsburg Alewerks. Probably the best beer of theirs I've yet sampled. Great aroma plus full flavor with plenty of warmth for this cool October evening or a midwinter's night for that matter.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%

On tap:
This beer has a nice amount of sweetness to it, and the typical porter bitterness takes a back seat. I think this almost drinks like a stout more so than a porter (to split hairs in my own way, at least).

A (3.5): pours almost black, without much head, which is definitely gone quickly into the drink. Agitation reveals the beer isn't flat, but not much more

S (4.0): nothing special here, but expected roasted notes, chocolate, coffee, etc.

T (4.0): sweeter than I'd think from a porter (although it is a "sugar porter" given the description of the key ingredient). The opening has just a bit of weak coffee up front, but is brusquely swept aside by the raw sugar flavors that I would guess are from the "rapadou". A pitted-fruit-like tartness tried to come into play, but the sweetened coffee taste pushes it aside. For a second I get some date/fig, but maybe that's an anomaly.

M (3.75): I agree with something I saw in earlier review: oily. I thin the lack if carbonation makes it this way, and it's not too much of a detraction. The sugar makes it seem like a fuller beer than the mid-light rating I'll give it.

O (4.00): mentioned above, a decent beer if you know you're getting into a more dessert-ish beer (not Creme Brûlée dessert, but...)

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +7.5%

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Rapadou Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.