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Rapadou Porter - AleWerks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 8
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-20-2014 03:25:54 | More by drewone
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KurtBinVA

Virginia

5/5  rDev +27.9%

03-19-2014 01:57:36 | More by KurtBinVA
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-17-2014 19:55:05 | More by jaymo18
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jspaner

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-01-2014 02:12:24 | More by jspaner
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2014 03:45:11 | More by qcbrewer
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2013 17:28:18 | More by tommyguz
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

12-17-2013 21:42:35 | More by mendvicdog
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-06-2013 01:53:41 | More by danwho
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Jacob007

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

12-04-2013 00:28:56 | More by Jacob007
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-17-2013 16:24:57 | More by kristougher
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

11-17-2013 01:24:16 | More by hellhammermario
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-10-2013 18:23:51 | More by ChefHopMeister
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JLeet

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-23-2013 15:45:03 | More by JLeet
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kevanb

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-14-2013 02:07:12 | More by Brewski
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-02-2013 14:45:42 | More by bobv
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Petcha

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-30-2013 23:54:33 | More by Petcha
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.3%

09-17-2013 00:43:00 | More by ShanePB
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

2.34/5  rDev -40.2%
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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Rapadou Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.