Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter - Elevation Beer Co.
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Reviews by DenverLogan:
4.29/5 rDev +9.4%
Corked bottle...#00718, Winter 2012...poured in big Gulden Draak chalice.
Cork broke in half but came out with a wine opener with a nice pop.
Pours a super dark mahogany or black, with large dark head.
Aroma of roasted malts.
Modest carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of malted milk balls, milk chocolate, vanilla, subtle cinnamon, black pepper, dark chocolate nibs. Quite flavorful, rich, and easy to drink. I'll give it 5 minutes...
Big head and lace remains...aroma of dried out brownie. Rich chocolate flavors, dark roasted malts and vanilla stand out. Very nice.
02-20-2013 02:34:16 | More by DenverLogan
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3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
An imperial porter brewed like horchata, made with milk sugar, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla bean. Bottle 02077.
Watery yet dark, a burnt black-brown. Opaque with a half-finger head of light tan.
Roasty-sweet, with a good balance between the two. Crumbled dark chocolate, vanilla, a touch of floral hops. Cinnamon, lactose. Smooth and subtle.
Even smoother and subtler. Milk chocolate, cinnamon sticks, milk. Bitter roast is well-balanced with the lesser flavors.
Creamy medium body, mild massaging alcohol. Just a shade under what I'd like from the style. A touch of alcohol heat, but lower than what I'd expect.
Incredibly easy to drink. Dangerously, even.
07-29-2014 04:40:13 | More by Phelps
4.18/5 rDev +6.6%
Appearance - Jet Black that pours with a latte like head to it. The head leaves quickly, but it was quite a nice pour.
Smell - lots of cinnamon and a nice chocolately malty finish
Taste - Creamy chocolate into a nice caramel and then a cinnamon finish. Quite fun
Mouthfeel - very smooth with a strong cinnamon after burn
Overall - glad I got to try this one and looking forward to next year's version.
05-19-2014 21:41:53 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.42/5 rDev +12.8%
Poured into a Teku glass from a 750mL bottle.
It's got a pitch-black body and a dark-khaki with cream-colored head that is frothy and two fingers thick. 4.25
This aroma reminds me of a Yoo-hoo. It's chocolatey, milk-like and has a big dose of vanilla. There's some oak and barrel aroma and maybe even some sweet caramel. 4.5
Continued heavy oak and vanilla, the chocolate is subtler but now there's a cinnamon dose that adds another element to this brew. 4.5
It's creamy, smooth and a little lighter in body than I'd expect, but I like it. A wealth of flavors, some spice and a touch of hop bitterness. 4.25
This beer is effing tasty. Tons of flavor, aroma, and sensations. Outstanding beer. I'll have to buy more. 4.42
08-15-2014 03:15:59 | More by ONovoMexicano
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color - faint hints of amber are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of vanilla are present in the nose along with some notes of chocolate.
T: Like the smell, the taste has an interesting contrasting mix of chocolate and vanilla flavors along with a light amount of bitterness. The chocolate is stronger than the smell and tastes more like the flavors added to liqueur and not lime chocolate malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has nearly a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: As a porter, this beer is quite easy to drink as it has a relatively light body but the interesting flavors almost make this a beer that you can pleasantly sip.
06-16-2013 01:24:03 | More by metter98
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
Color- black ruby. Head- full light chocolate head.
Aroma- hints of chocolate but alcohol esters apparent.
Taste- starts roasty and sweet like a Starbucks fancy coffee, hints of cinnamon and vanilla confirm the label, finishing with a mild hoppy bitterness which complements coffee and dark chocolate tones. 25 IBUs. A great winter time beer. Why did we open this in the heat of July????
Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted July 2014.
07-22-2014 01:25:50 | More by utfiero
3.3/5 rDev -15.8%
A big ol' bottle that pours black as midnight with a creamy slight tan head. Smell is vanilla, cream, cinnamon, and the local Starbucks. Taste is cinnamon, burnt biscuits, some vanilla, and a bit of cream.The mouthfeel is creamy and slick. This review seems to be holding the record for use of the word "cream". Not including that one even. Overall, its interesting. A bit heavy handed with the flavors for me but probably this not being my favorite style is affecting my judgement. If you like the style, give it a shot. If you don't...well, you probably wouldn't have anyway.
06-29-2014 20:51:49 | More by roblowther
3.76/5 rDev -4.1%
Poured in to a tulip. Slightly opaque. Dark brown with a tan head that faded fairly quick.
Aroma was roasty and chocolatey. A bit earthy with some light vanilla and cinnamon/spicey notes. Was really hoping the cinnamon and vanilla would be more pronounced.
Taste was roasty and very chocolatey. A bit earthy hop flavor with a mild bitterness. Much like the aroma, the vanilla and cinnamon flavors are very subtle. Bitterness in the finish dominates the sweetness you 'almost' get in the finish from the vanilla/cinnamon combo.
Mouthfeel is medium body, medium carb, slightly slick mouthfeel.
The Horchata Porter lacked the reason I bought the beer... the horchata. Vanilla and cinnamon flavors were very light and almost unnoticeable. The porter itself was decent although a bit bitter. The 8.2% was smooth though with no signs of ABV.
05-21-2013 01:33:04 | More by riored4v
Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter from Elevation Beer Co.
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