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Mohawk Blizzard Imperial Porter - Mohawk Brewing Company

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Mohawk Blizzard Imperial PorterMohawk Blizzard Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mohawk Brewing Company visit their website
Sweden

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Introduced in November 2010. Brewed at Sigtuna Brygghus.

Pale, Amber, Brown, Dark Crystal, Pale Chocolate, Chocolate and Black malt.

Honey and dark Muscovado sugar.

Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Cascade, Columbus, EK Golding and Saaz. Dry hopped with Centennial and Amarillo.

40 IBU.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-16-2010)
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cobrarax

Sweden

4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pitch black with some red tones when lit up. Slightly hazy. The foam is thick, dense and light brown. It sinks away rather slowly, leaving rich lacings.

S: Intense, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Lots of molasses, raw sugar and some liquorice. Subtle hints of dark rum and citrus fruits. The smell finishes with hoppy aromas and some red wine.

T: Full-bodied with a fine sweetness. Coffee and cocoa. Some grassy hop aromas. Roasted malt, honey. Molasses, some soy sauce and a small hint of veal stock. Alcohol is present. The aftertaste is long, bitter and filled with luxurious cocoa.

M: Nearly no carbonation. The alcohol is clearly noticable. Nice bitterness.

O: This is a damn good beer. Luckily I've got another 6 bottles saved.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 11:35:40 | More by cobrarax
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profondo

Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

11-03-2012 09:12:17 | More by profondo
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Chrily

Norway

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

12-11-2012 21:42:34 | More by Chrily
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bencharles87

Sweden

4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Nothing extraordinary. Deep brown color, light latte-colored head which fades fairly quickly, leaving some sticky lacing.

S - Awesome. Tons of rich molasses and brown sugar mixed with cold espresso and dark fruits, with a pleasantly boozy undertone.

T - Even more awesome. A complex balance of malty sweetness, hoppy bitterness and sour fruits. The high alcohol is completely hidden by a rich cascade of muscovado sugar, coffee, dark chocolate, pumpernickel bread and dark sour fruits. It combines many of the best characteristics of American and British porters/stouts into one beer.

M - About what you'd expect from an imperial stout. As with everthing else about this beer, the keyword is balance.

D - Extraordinary, especially considering the nearly 10% alcohol content. I've tried few beers that offered so much flavor and complexity while going down so easy.

I haven't been especially impressed by Mohawk's previous offerings, but this one is a masterpiece, and it can only get better with age.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 21:24:00 | More by bencharles87
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bark

Sweden

4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The smell is somewhat sweet with heavily roasted malty flavours. Sour hints and a distinct note of black coffee. Fruit candy, unrefined sugar, caramel. The bitter notes are quite powerful with some grassy notes and a hint of oranges. Some alcohol in the background.

The colour is jet black; the finger thick warm brown head sinks quickly leaving a fine ring and some lacing.

The taste is as complex as one could ask for: Coffee, bitter hops, roasted malts, chocolate deserts, dry woody notes, some smooth sweetness, dried apples, preserved cherries and plums, Madeira wine... The aftertaste seems to last forever. It is drier with lots of roasted malts with some sour flavours, a slowly growing bitterness and a grassy-hoppy flavour in the finish.

The carbonation is very mild, the small bubbles soft. The liquid is very smooth and a bit sticky, almost thick.

If it had just a little more sweetness, this would have gotten a solid 5.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 19:17:34 | More by bark
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer pours pitch black with a large brown thich creamy head. Dissipation is slow and leaves rich lacings.

S: Sweet rich roasted, slightly smoked malt. Vanilla, chocolate and strong black coffee. Dark dried fruits.

T: Much like the smell. More bitter notes.

M: Aftertaste is long and bitter - nice. Body is full and carbonation is moderate.

D: This must be the best beer from Mohawk yet!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2011 21:22:20 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Leini

Sweden

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle, 2012 edition. Darkbrown with som deep red colours. Floral hops, chocolate, dried plums, dark bread, brown sugar, roasted malt, espresso, honey, spices, licorice. Bitter aftertaste with citrus, orang peel and a hint of sweetness. Nice full body that suits well with the high alcohol percentage. One of the better IP’s out there.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 22:17:35 | More by Leini
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TheBrk

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-24-2013 01:05:06 | More by TheBrk
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Harkrank

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

01-16-2013 09:29:26 | More by Harkrank
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jondavidsson

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-07-2014 11:18:18 | More by jondavidsson
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-11-2014 12:27:52 | More by Jah_Json
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rarbring

Sweden

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer is very dark brown, could go for black, a tan head that dissipates rather quickly leaving some lumps, and much lacing. Some curtains.

The smell is roasted stuff, bread, grain, coffee beans. But sweet dried fruits are there as well, predominantly raisins and figs.

Staring very sweet, brown sugar in dark syrup, malt, like burned toast, a bit smoky, licorice and very strong coffee.

Little carbonation, huge body, a smooth syrup feeling. A bit oily and a bitter finish.

This is very good, and I have hopes that it will improve if stored.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2010 15:29:02 | More by rarbring
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srandycarter

California

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Near black, nice tan 1/4 inch head, stays for some time. Lots of cling lace.

S - Perhaps too cold, but very subdued. Cocoa is there, maybe hint of mocha.

T - Big flavor. Creamy cocoa, a little hot but not in a bad way.

M - Very creamy, wonderful balance. Good carb.

D - Perfect for a cold winter night.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 04:31:48 | More by srandycarter
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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black liquid with a hint of dark red.
A three finger high brownbeige head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Nose: vanilla, dark bread, cream, roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and nuts.

Taste: Dark fruit, licorice, brown sugar, coffe, roasted malt and hops. Full body with a smooth taste.

A small amount of carbonate. Just right! This is a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 23:24:27 | More by craftbeersweden
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Imaster

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-18-2012 05:52:29 | More by Imaster
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-03-2013 23:24:47 | More by aztraz
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Saksis

Norway

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-09-2014 20:16:16 | More by Saksis
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brbrocc

New York

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-23-2013 19:03:02 | More by brbrocc
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Brycki

Sweden

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-03-2013 12:56:52 | More by Brycki
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HomerS

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-30-2012 21:04:52 | More by HomerS
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SimonTja

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

02-04-2014 19:03:27 | More by SimonTja
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-11-2014 22:28:28 | More by Mattias
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