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Rapadou Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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very good

138 Ratings

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 9
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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4.4/5  rDev +11.1%

mozif, Thursday at 05:22 AM
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4/5  rDev +1%

Morey, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Walkerjgt, Oct 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

obywan59, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

stortore, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dleiner, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DIPAFAN, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BMart, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dfhhead25, Sep 25, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

reebtaerG, Sep 24, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%

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...)

cjgiant, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

MitchShepherd, Sep 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

ErininNC, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

AWB3, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

ethanmc12, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

glf60, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

AndrewMichael, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

xseanprimex, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Not being a huge Porter fan, I will have to say that this one is well done. The balance of caramel, malt and roasted sugar are great and has a touch of fruitiness. A touch too sweet but well balanced and a real kick in the ass at 9.00 abv. Another very nice beer by alewerks!!!

hophugger, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

NYR_Rob, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Wasupmx, Aug 21, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +17.2%

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.

RacerX5k, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

ChrisKayler, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Dicers, Aug 08, 2014
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3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

John_Beeryman, Aug 08, 2014
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Rapadou Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.