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Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter - Elevation Beer Co.

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Señorita, Horchata Imperial PorterSeñorita, Horchata Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 18
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

Thanks and Cheers.

The Elevation Team.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 01-23-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

JMBSH, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

bird22, May 30, 2013
Photo of riored4v
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

riored4v, May 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

mikeincharleston, May 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

TokyoCO, May 04, 2013
Photo of Dope
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled Winter 2012.

A: Pours pitch black with a dense milk chocolate-colored head. Head fades slowly with great retention but only moderate streaks of lacing.

S: Very nice. Sweet with lots of cream and vanilla. Nutty like a brown ale. Some chocolate and char from the roasted malt pokes through. It's like a porter/brown ale hybrid, brewed with lactose.

T: Sweet cream and vanilla up front again. Smooth and creamy. Sweet milk chocolate follows in the middle with just a touch of cinnamon. Hints of char along with more chocolate in the finish. Chocolate, very mildly bitter now, lingers in the aftertaste with a little nuttiness.

M: Smooth, creamy, wonderful. Medium body. Goes down very easily.

O: Really nice porter. Wish there was a little more cinnamon to spice this up, it's barely discernible. Sweet and creamy regardless, nice flavors that meld together well. Definitely a sweet beer as you'd expect for the style.

Dope, May 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

siddhartha, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

CharlatanSin, Apr 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Haybeerman, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

WynnO, Apr 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

prlykens, Apr 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

crobinso, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

MinorThreat, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

smithj4, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

golf4collet, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of bcostner1
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown; nice head. Transmits some light. I have seen darker porters for sure.

S: A little cocoa, a little roast. Not a ton else. Sort of underwhelming.

T: Solid for sure. Definitely sweet. Some vanilla, cocoa, roasted malts. Barely get a hint of the cinnamon (wish there were more). Sweet milk/lactose sugar. I like the way this tastes...I just wish it were kicked up a notch across the board with more vanilla and more cinnamon.

M: A little too thin for me. However, this makes it a pretty easy drinker. No real heat from the alcohol which is nice.

Solid overall for sure. Glad I got to try it.

bcostner1, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Boulevard tulip glass.

Bottle #01754. Something about watching Iron Chef and drinking a horchata-inspired beer just makes sense... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep black-brown topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises brown sugar, light molasses, buttercream, very light cocoa, and the lightest possible kiss of roasted malts. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vein of straight vanilla bean. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a decidedly thin feel. Overall, what is generally a tasty brew is sabotaged by its far-too-thin feel. VDubb86 and I agreed that if it had more heft, more physical substance, more chewiness, it would be an exceptional beer. We just wanted the flavors to hang around for a while, rather than book it like lubed jelly...

TMoney2591, Mar 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 10, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is everything stone's vertical epic series wished it could be, all wrapped up into a single brew. yeah, I said it! a huge porter dressed up with cinnamon and vanilla, it really is a thing of beauty. pours an intriguing dark brown with an obsidian luster and a noted density. the head is mocha in color and quite fluffy, leaving sticky rings as it drinks. the nose is big surprise, whole vanilla beans and cinnamon sticks in equal proportion take front and center with a massive roasted barley and chocolate malt body behind. the alcohol is not at all detectable in the aroma. the flavor is more balanced than the nose, but the prime position of the additives is welcomed yet again. the vanilla is sweet and earthy, almost greasy in its contribution, and the cinnamon is intensely spicy in flavor and fragrance. the bitter cocoa character of the malt calms both down and unites them exquisitely. the alcohol only comes out when the beer warms, and even then only in the very late stages of the otherwise sweet and mellow finish. wow this is lovely! full body, relaxed but noticeable carbonation, and a mouth coating thoroughness to the mouthfeel. overall maybe the best thing ive had from elevation in terms of both creativity and execution. I hope this gets some recognition. truly one of a kind excellence.

StonedTrippin, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

RudnicsMEB, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of denver10
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Redoing this review, since I think I missed what this beer truly was that first go around.

Pours black with a nice off white head. Aroma is sweet and lightly roasty; vanilla beans, some milk chocolate, lactose sugars, and a kiss of cinnamon. Flavor pretty much followed suit. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, another solid brew from Elevation. They continue to impress me with what they are capable with. This one isn't my favorite from them, and it kinda pales in comparison to their regular porter (IMO) Little Mo, but I certainly enjoyed what I was drinking as I drank it.

denver10, Mar 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

GRG1313, Feb 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

beergoot, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of spoony
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml (Bottle # 592, brewed Winter 2012) into a snifter.

A-A mildly aggressive pour results in two-plus fingers of light brown head. The head is dense and pillowy, but it drops off at a reasonably quick pace. The brew is pitch black.

S-I like the smell of this stuff. It is a sweet mixture of spices (cinnamon mostly), milky-sweet chocolate, and a touch of boozy heat. There is lightly roasted component, too. The smell is not the most complex imperial stout/porter out there, but pleasing, nonetheless.

T-Taste tracks the smell pretty closely. A sweet, milk chocolate forward mixture of cinnamon spice, mildly roasted maltiness, and medium heat from the alcohol. The bottle says vanilla was added, and you notice it, but the vanilla flavor is not overwhelming.

M-This beer has a smooth feel with low carbonation levels. That being said, I could have used a little more weight.

O-This is an enjoyable porter. There is nothing mind-blowing here, but some good flavors nonetheless. If you like your dark beers on the sweet and mild side, instead of the smoke and char side, Senorita is a good option. Pair this with some dulce de leche or flan (or, just drink it alone, it is sweet enough) and desert is served.

spoony, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Jasonrm72, Feb 22, 2013
Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter from Elevation Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.