Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter - Elevation Beer Co.

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Señorita, Horchata Imperial PorterSeñorita, Horchata Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 151
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 4.35%
Wants: 33
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: denver10 on 01-23-2013

This beer pours a deep dark brown with a snow-white head. Aroma notes of Vanilla, Cinnamon and sweet milk hit the nose bringing up images of the delicious Mexican drink this beer is styled after. The beer hits the palate with Vanilla, sweet chocolate malts, and a hint of cinnamon; all with a medium body and a balancing hop bitterness. Enjoy this beer next to a roaring fire with your amigos in a cozy cabin after a long day of skiing the deep powder of the Rocky Mountains.

This beer fits better into the Herb/Spiced Beer Category, as it is spiced with a ton of Cinnamon and Vanilla and also uses milk sugar. It recently took home a medal in this category and we believe it is a more accurate description then an Imperial porter.

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The Elevation Team.
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 151
Reviews by carlitos92:
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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Photo of Phelps
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (669 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight vanilla in the aroma and taste. Didn't get much cinnamon at all. Very solid but wished it was a little more spiced for the style (137 characters)

Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbogner
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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. (405 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.42/5  rDev +13%

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 (724 characters)

Photo of JFCLACK
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful creation for imperial porter fans. Pours black with thick mocha head, smells like a cinnamon roll coming out of the oven, mouthfeel is good laces glass, slightly bitter at finish but mellowed as it warmed. (215 characters)

Photo of Kylo76
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bkeller04
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Chilly_E
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ananh
4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of gtermi
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, passing light only at the edges of the glass and a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches with slight, slippery lacing. Aroma of mild toasted malt, vanilla, Mexican chocolate and cinnamon. Flavor is milk and Mexican chocolate, toasted malt with light char, light vanilla and cinnamon, well integrated, like a milk shake. Medium bodied with light creaminess and maybe a hair less carbonation than expected. A very nice dessert porter, like drinking a chocolate shake made with Mexican chocolate for light sweetness, cinnamon and vanilla. Balanced and very tasty. I enjoyed this a great deal. (673 characters)

Photo of Big_Dave
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Why isn't there a beer style called "dessert beer"? When I look at the other reviews for this beer, they are all over the map ... a big divergence of opinion, caused in part, I think, by different expectations as to what this beer should be. Well, here's what I saw: it's a sweet chocolatey dessert beer, very creamy, with plenty of vanilla and some cinnamon. It's pretty close to a horchata! Beautiful appearance, dark with a big tan foamy head that lasts.

When you try to fit this to a standard beer style, you've got problems. It's not really a herb/spice beer, at least as I think of that style. It's not got as much punch as an Imperial Porter, despite what's on the label (the 8.2% ABV is quite well hidden). It's got the body and mouthfeel of a porter, not nearly as heavy as some stouts. I'd compare it to Southern Tier Choklat or Caldera Mogli, among others. Among chocolate dessert beers, this one is right up at the top. Skip worrying about the style, and you may enjoy this as much as my wife and I did.

750 ml bottle, bottled on 12/9/2013. (1,068 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (905 characters)

Photo of G-Hawk
4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter from Elevation Beer Co.
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