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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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 35 | Show All Ratings:
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nmann08

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

08-18-2013 14:50:53 | More by nmann08
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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

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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.

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Rapadou Porter from AleWerks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.