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Rapadou Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

Rapadou PorterRapadou Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%


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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kevanb

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, no bottle date, poured into an AleWerks snifter.

The beer pours a nice deep black color, hues of cola brown when struck by the light with a small, tight khaki head that has low retention and leaves no lace behind. The aroma is of deep, bitter, bakers chocolate, lightly roasted coffee bean, strong molasses, brown sugar, a bit of coconut and some smokey dark grain. It's interesting, I'm not quite sure it's harmonious, but it's inviting. The flavors are nice, lots of molasses and chocolate, bitter and earthy, coffee bean is light, but present, meshes well with the bitterness, while some brown sugar and sweet grain pops out, lightly toasted without the smokiness found in the nose, although there is a bit of astringent alcohol at the finish that makes it a bit harsh, even as it warms. The mouthfeel is good, a little lighter than anticipated for a 9% porter, but the carbonation is smooth yet lively, coats the mouth very well and finishes nicely, albeit a bit dry.

Verdict: A solid porter from AleWerks that does a good job of highlighting the "rapadou" elements. The complexity is pretty nice, but the balance leaves a bit to be desired. Certainly a nice dark beer for fall and winter.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:05:19 | More by kevanb
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.34/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Dark brown, relatively clear. Head is almost nonexistent but what cap does appear is a straight tan and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

Smell: Roasted cocoa and a ton of molasses. Chocolate malt and a solid hit of chcolate sweetness. Cherry and vague dark fruit. Sweet, raw sugar. Some leather and spent coffee grinds. Not a ton of depth.

Taste: Almost vegetal up front. Cocoa and worn leather with a bunch of sugar. Roasted malt, coffee, and sugar. Molasses and dark cherry. Raisins and some slight char on the back. A bit too sweet as it warms. Raw sugar and some grass. A touch of alcohol and so much raisin. Chocolate.

Mouthfeel: A touch creamy with a slightly below average carbonation. Medium body.

Overall: Rapadon't.

A bit too much fruit and sugar to really keep me interested.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:15:48 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.23/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Consumed 9/13/13

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown - small, light tan head, fades to a few wisps of a cap - leaves some nice spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty, cooked malts and a ton of chocolate - unexpected complexity to the malts, with some roasty aromas, coffee, caramel, sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate - very sweet, with some sugar and a lot of dark fruit

Taste: Sugar, dark fruit, chocolate, and more sugar - loads of dark fruit, like figs - milk chocolate and dark chocolate - caramel, molasses, and brown sugar - roasty malts and coffee - toasty caramel malts - very sweet, which combines with the toast flavor, like... sugary toast

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, finishes sugary

Overall: "Rapadou," a leading cause of "The Beetus"

The sugary notes here are definitely interesting, but the brown sugar, caramel, and molassess notes are a bit much. This is good to split, but I think I would get tired of an entire bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 04:05:28 | More by angrybabboon
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Chaney

District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tried this one last month and remember digging it. Didn't review it then, but here we are again.

Served in a teeny-tiny snifter glass.

A: Dark as night, but not quite snot-like. This one jiggled like the best of them. The head melted into nothing.

S: I got molasses, cocoa, and bacon. In that order. I also got some booze on the nose which was unusual but not entirely unwanted.

T: Drink this between entree and dessert. To say this is a dessert beer would cheapen it. Totally on the bright side of the dark beer spectrum, with with more than of bit of cocoa flair.

M: The chalky quality was pretty cool. Not thin in any way, but not a molasses bomb either.

O: I'm so glad they brought this beer back. I've read about it, heard about it on "Craft Beer Radio," and I'm glad I now know what Hatian Rapadou tastes like.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 19:59:24 | More by Chaney
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A simple pour brings a foamy and creamy light tan head, and even bubbles. Settles to a simple collar with no lacing on top of a black walnut body, opaque, with maybe just a faint hint of red.

Good simple toasty grains, with a nice mellow coffee like roast. Light. Almost a sweet sense of cream. No so much sugar, but a nice milky light sweetness. Pretty solid.

A nice super creamy mouthfeel, which is expansive and rich. Light hints of dark chocolate, coffee roasting warmth and soft creamy milk. Molasses bent on the finish with a chewy texture and flavor. Really nice texture, and a very down played controlled sweetness that I really enjoy (sugar bomb this is not).

Overall a fun tasty porter, kind of gets a bit large almost feeling Russian Imperial territory, but a worthy addition to Williamsberg's lineup.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 00:30:25 | More by smakawhat
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teromous

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown completely opaque body with a creamy khaki head. Some very tiny meager spots of lacing.

S: It has a very subtle scent of coffee, but that's about it.

T: I taste light coffee with some dark chocolate flavor. There's a bit of roasted charcoal flavor, like the caramelized outside of cooked ribs. The beer would go very well with BBQ. There's a bit of walnut flavor in there as well. There is some residual sweetness.

M: The beer is very smooth and easy to drink, with a medium body and light roasted bitterness.

O: Once again, a beer is brewed with an ingredient that I don't notice. In this case it is "Hatian Rapadou" which must contribute some mystical flavor that I don't taste. In any event the beer is very tasty. This beer is a little more on the toasty side, and it has a bit more sticky sweetness than other porters (maybe the Hatian Rapadou?). For a 9.0% it hides the alcohol very well. I would recommend it for those who like smokey, roasted, and mild charcoal flavor to their beer. Personally I didn't think it was anything special, but for a stronger porter it was worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 00:12:41 | More by teromous
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ao125

Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a review for bottle 1256 of 2007 from Rick's Wine & Gourmet in Alexandria, VA.

Served @ 45 degrees F in a Troegs Mad Elf snifter glass.

This beer was incredible. Extremely intense unrefined sugar with hints of raisins. Very much a molasses note to this.

There was alcohol, but it wasn't boozy.

Color was deep and dark, with about two fingers of foam, which did not dissipate quickly.

I really wish this beer hadn't been limited to 2007 bottles, because I'd like another three.

I still have one though, that I'm sitting on.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 15:23:01 | More by ao125
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ksurkin

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber #1229 from grape & gourmet. pours an oily thick, deep, dark brown with a thin, dark tan head and a great ring of lace. aroma is excellent with huge notes of brown sugar and toffee, dark fruit notes of fig and prune, and touches of chocolate and wood. flavor is great as well with big, dark roasted malts, sweet toffee, slightly sour dark fruit notes, bitter chocolate, and a touch of smoke and coffee on the finish. palate is full bodied and silky smooth with great carbonation and well integrated alcohol. overall, a damn nice imperial porter.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 18:42:23 | More by ksurkin
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ksurkin for shipping a bottle of this long-dead porter in a recent trade. Split with my wife & poured into our spankin' new Dogfish Head glasses, courtesy of Mr. & Mrs. Beerloco. Beer looks awesome! Bottle 284 of 2007.

Pours black, imperial stout black if I didn't know better. Smell is stunning. Deep, dark malts. Smooth roast. Chocolate, sweet night sugar. Yowza.

Rapadou Porter is another in a long line of beers that just can't quite live up to their borderline perfect smell. But it's good. Burnt brown sugar & scorched, roasted toffee up front, with a little chocolate, & an underlying echo of dark fruit. Very true to the nose, but all the tastes are quieter, less aggressive, perhaps not as well integrated. Maybe needs more time? Who knows. Still good.

Very good beer. Never had a porter this old, sorry, imperial porter, but interesting to see what one might develop into.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2010 02:06:52 | More by maximum12
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue V:

This limited edition Imperial Porter is brewed with an unrefined cane sugar from Haiti called rapadou. Bottle #929 of 2007.

Take care in decanting as the slurry on the bottom is loose and will fall into the glass, leave about an inch or more of the beer in the bottle and you'll be fine. Pitch black color, there is no light coming through at all. Tight tan lacing holds together quite well. A complex aroma of raw dark sugar is similar to the light molasses, anise or licorice root and brown bread. Lush creamy full body flows well with a smooth carbonation. Real wood charcoal, dark chocolate and even dark roasted coffee beans come to mind as the malt drops a roasted bomb on the palate. Molasses flavor settles in the middle with a faint earthy tone, then the fruitiness bursts with dried plum, burnt raisin and black currant. Alcohol is warming but a bit hidden for a 9 percent ABV beer. Mild hopping shows more bitterness than flavor and helps to balance the sweetness within. Bittersweet finish.

Big and bold but not so complex to make it unapproachable. Heavy-handed malt bomb with a roasted character that still comes off as being quite drinkable. Cheers to Williamsburg Aleworks for this beauty.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 13:36:33 | More by BeerAdvocate
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of bboyshatter, thanks a lot for this one! Numbered 982/2007. Pours a black color with no highlighting. Fluffy brown foam leaves a nice collar, not much lacing.

Nose is dark raisins, figs and various other dark fruits...very fruity aroma with a nutty, dark roast aspect. Alcohol is notable, but not fusel and is secondary to the fruit and toasted roastiness.

Taste is like the burnt sides of an over-baked chocolate cake with a couple hard-core roasted coffee beans thrown in. Smoke, cigar tobacco finishing flavor. Fruit is surprisingly absent on the flavor. Opens up nicely as it warms, smoked dark chocolate Milky Way candy bars come to mind. Body is nice and creamy and carbonation is never a hindrance. This was a very fun beer to try, thanks again Sean.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 00:51:01 | More by twiggamortis420
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 1737 of 2007...
Appears dark brown, nearing black with crimson highlights when held to the light. A large, fluffy tan head sticks around for quite some time before mellowing into a gentle cap of foam. Steady streams of CO2 quickly rise to the top. Scattered streaks of lacing are left scattered around the glass.
Smell is of brown sugar, molasses, toffee, caramel, ripe fruit, grapes, and cocoa. Wow!
Taste is of the aromas with a greeting of dark cocoa nibs, ripe fruit, brown sugar, and cream.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth, chewy, and complex in the finish. I'm not sure if the aging worked wonders but I wish I had a few more of these laying around.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 16:01:55 | More by weeare138
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle number 1744 of 2007, poured chilled from the bomber into a tulip pint.

A - deep black, opaque appearance w/ a thick band of dark tan cap, a swirl of lace forms on the glass and the bead is pin sized. Visible carbonation is apparent cascading when the porter is swirled.

S- A rich cocoa aroma w/ coffee accents and the nose has a mild vanilla tinge w/ light toffee and dark fruit nose. The scent is like spice and raisins w/ sweet notes of dried cherry and subtle dark toast/nut aroma w/ a gentle char odor.

M - The feel has a thickness w/ moderately high carbonation and very roasty almost charred texture. There is light bitterness which increases as it warms and slight alcohol warming also more noticeable around 50degrees

T - A toffee-like sweet malt flavor is noted at first w/ malty and fruit elements indicated by the aroma. The taste also is spiced w/ hops giving balance to the taste. The bitterness is more apparent as the beer is swallowed with the caramel taste getting more subtle. A very roasty brew all the way through, almost burnt flavor like a french roast coffee and the alcohol is not very well hidden in the taste. The malts are sweet and have a slight bitter cocoa astringent aspect. The flavor hints at mild molasses and has a hint of pepper

D - An imperial porter or American stout based on the strenghth IMO. The beer has some drinkable qualities, but I would prefer one and the bomber seemed to be too much as the 9% shows. I would share this beer and consider it better than average drinkability-wise.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2009 11:35:27 | More by Slatetank
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to Radek. Black with brown head, lacey and soapy head. Aroma with significant chocolate. Taste is sweetish, with toasted barley, big but well integrated chocolate, smoke, a little sourness. Overall good porter with above average mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2009 03:00:22 | More by Sammy
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 0292 of 2007

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color with ruby highlights; the creamy mocha head makes this look like a stout, with very nice persistance and lace

Smell: Molasses and dark chocolate, with espresso bitterness and dark fruit elements as well

Taste: Toffee, up front, with dark chocolate arriving shortly thereafter; developing complex fruit and molasses character arrives by mid-palate; after the swallow, the Rapadou flavor, I presume, kicks in with a bold brown sugar sweetness to complement the other elements of the beer

Mouthfeel: Thick body with a creamy aspect; moderate carbonation and some warmth in the gullet

Drinkability: I am blown away by how good this is as I was not expecting anything this complex; just extraordinary

Thanks, hoppymeal, for the thrill and Dave_Treat, for the chance to revisit

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 22:06:09 | More by brentk56
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blackie

Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle 1246 of 2007, apparently this is already a couple years old

a: opaque dark brown in color, the thin cap of carbonation soon recedes to only a few threads on the surface, and eventually nothing

s: deep, rich streams of bitter chocolate, licorice, and molasses form a powerful aroma, love the raw sugary depth lent by the caramelized rapadou - rum-like after warming, caramels coated with cocoa liquor reduction, brownie batter, wave after wave of roasted and caramelized complexity - smells thick and chewy before I even set lip to it, and fresh nuances are discovered with each whiff, smoky underbody, leathery dried fruits - black figs especially, a little boozy, lovely and pretty close to perfect

m: carbonation on the low side, with a full body

t: molten bittersweet chocolate drizzled over rich caramel, licorice, dark roasted barley brings woody smoke and flavors of coffee bean, near-burnt raw sugars, all flavors carry well into the finish with an astringent, husky roast shuffling in, hops herbal - and seem to take a backseat

d: a slow sipper it is, challenging and a bit boozy, and drinkability does unfortunately take a hit

bomber from Grape & Gourmet, Virginia Beach, VA

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 06:07:55 | More by blackie
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black body covered in an almost one-finger brown head that dies quickly. The malts do the talking in the aroma with a mix of roasted, caramel, toffee, coffee and cocoa. An easy-drinking smooth and creamy porter with a blend of above-mentioned malts. The taste is somewhat muddled as there is some sweetness and finishes clean and dry. Slightly chewey with some breadiness. A good porter that is enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2009 12:54:15 | More by clayrock81
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asabreed

New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2007 Vintage Bomber split with friends into some tasting glasses.

Appearance: Imperial Stout black in color, with a decent mocha-colored head. Expected and nice.

Smell: Chocolate-covered cherries, cocoa powder, and bitter coffee round out the triumvirate. A good combination.

Taste: A lot less dense than the aromas seem, and the subtleties are masked a bit because the flavors just don't come out as well as I thought they would. But they're there, even though they're lighter than I'd hoped. The dark berries and chocolate covered cherries, mild coffee, cocoa powder and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel: A bit viscous and lighter than I originally thought it would be, and could use a bit more carbonation with a future batch.

Drinkability: A solid effort, but with another batch in the future, this could be amazing stuff. Worth trying if you're a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 20:01:54 | More by asabreed
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lackenhauser

Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle 1045 of 2007. Deep black in color. Nice, tight fizzy, cocoa head on top. Heavy sugary and sherry like aroma. Dark, deep ripe fruits. Molasses/caramel twisted flavor upfront. Deep, resiny, burnt sugar taste. An oakiness I can live with. Slight lactic tinge in the finish, not quite an alcohol burn to it. Full and somewhat viscuos mouthfeel. Just a real knock out of a beer. I wish I had bought another several. Really the whole package going on.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2009 23:54:14 | More by lackenhauser
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Pencible

Virginia

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 1072 of 2007. This poured an opaque ruby with dark tan head. It smelled like bitter coffee and sweet brown sugar, with some licorice and honey wheat. It tasted like roasted coffee and brown sugar, with dark chocolate and a bit of cream and oak and fresh barley. It was slightly thick with a bit of carbonation, and had a smooth bitter aftertaste. Overall this was a very nice beer. There was nothing unique or exciting about it, but it had great body and taste, and it was easy to drink. It had a strong but balanced flavor that also hid the alcohol well. According to the bottle, this will age well, and I'm inclined to agree in concept. But it might be hard to find more bottles to cellar based on its limited release, to test that theory.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2009 00:24:20 | More by Pencible
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a gift set given to me for Christmas by my new favorite coworker.

1806 of 2007 according to the bottle. Poured into a pint glass from a bomber. Could smell some chocolaty goodness as I was pouring. Very dark brown (light black??) color, no signs of ruby edges or anything. Tan head is thick and tight. Lacing is fair as it fades.

This has a big rich chocolate aroma, on the bitter side and very pleasing. Some alcohol blends nicely with this and dark roasted malts twitter around in the background.

Taste is alive with baker's chocolate, bitter and warm with alcohol. Roasted malts make their presence known, and some bitter hops introduce themselves to you is the finish, but even after that it comes back to a chocolate flavor that reminds me of the 78% cacao I have recently been turned on to. Dry and biting but addicting nonetheless.

This porter is every bit an Imperial Stout in my opinion, and a good one at that. Big bodied, rich and creamy, minimum carbonation present in the feel. Nice. I am going to have no problem with this bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 02:44:56 | More by ZimZamZoom
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jfmorey

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 1954 of 2007 poured into a pint glass.

Nice dark color, almost no head which quickly disappeared.

Taste is good, somewhat sweeter than I like in a porter but lots of roasted malts, coffee flavor.

Full bodied, good mouthfeel.

Very drinkable for an Imperial (9% ABV on the brewery website); little alcohol taste. No problem finishing the 22 oz. bottle on this 2009 New Years day after dinner (did not reach the freezing mark outside all day) but that was enough.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 03:27:11 | More by jfmorey
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hoegaardenhero

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep crude black with a light ring of tan foam around the top of the glass

s: dark raw coffee grounds; deep semi-sweet chocolate

t: a very hefty blend of a sort of hershey's syrup; light winey alcohol; roasted chocolate bitterness; light grass; a sort of bitter oakiness; earth; light medicine

m: syrupy and sweet and thick

d: a truly eavy but highly enjoyable brew in the rare imperial porter style

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2008 01:00:08 | More by hoegaardenhero
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle #892 of a batch total of 2007.

Appearance: pours a black color with a 1" tan head that lasts a bit. Light lacing develops.

Smell: roasted malts with hints of fruit sweetness and alcohol.

Taste: roasted malt, prunes, molasses, raisins, some bitter chocolate, hints of coffee, and alcohol make up a hearty porter. Bitterness is mild but balancing.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp to start, smooth and a touch dry at the end. Alcohol provides some warming. Long aftertaste. Lighter side of a heavy bodied beer.

Drinkability: decent for flavor but down a bit for alcohol. A bomber is the right serving size for this, I would venture into a second bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 13:01:51 | More by Gavage
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Saunapoika

Florida

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nearly black pour with slight dark ruby accents when held to bright light. Thick, brown head that quickly receded into a thin ring around the edges.

S: Alcohol on the front, roasted maltiness, slight coffee hints, molasses as well.

T: Very tasty indeed. Sweet up front with a slow bitterness creeping in for the finish. Hints of figs mixed in with something resembling a port wine. I think this is a very well balanced beer considering the hugeness of it.

M: Smoooth. The head is creamy and thick. Likewise with the body of the beer. Completely full bodied.

D: I don't think I could drink more than one of these. Not because it's not good, but because it's very heavy and sweet. Great for an after dinner brew. Packs one heckuva punch as well. I wish I could cellar more of these for enjoying on a stormy winter night.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2008 21:50:21 | More by Saunapoika
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