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Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee PorterWake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

140 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter has a distinct and robust coffee flavor that blends harmoniously with the roasted malts. Caramel, chocolate, and black malts give this ale its dark color and overtones of caramel and a cocoa-like sweetness. Only very gently hopped, the addition of coffee shines through, providing a delicious accent to this brew.

Grand Teton Brewing Company used well over a pound per barrel of Triple Certified Espresso beans from Caffe Ibis Coffee Roasting Company in Logan, Utah. This specialty dark roast has caramel sweetness with hints of dark chocolate and nuts and a smooth clean finish. While the focus has been on finding the perfect mate for this seasonal porter, it is no coincidence that the choice of beans also supports social justice and sustainable agriculture.

40 IBU
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Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 62
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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle, 2011 vintage, with bottled on date of 09/22/2011 printed on the label. The local beer store had two bottles left, so I thought it was time to try one out. I have no idea what to expect at this point.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a sludgy mahogany brown; opaque in the glass with two fingers of creamy mocha tan head. Spotty lacing. Looks pretty nice for being nearly three years old.

S - The smell definitely has a lot going on and signifies a bit of time spent in the bottle. Musty green apple yeast presence is there along with notes of caramel, toffee, raisin / dates / figs, chocolate malt, and some muted roasty coffee bean presence. It's nice, but coffee isn't the first thing that comes to mind anymore.

T - taste follows the nose, but the roasted coffee bean bitterness is better integrated. Prominent caramel malt, chocolate malt, toffee, notes of vanilla / cream, light dark fruit presence, earthy yeast, and bitter coffee beans on the finish.

M - Feel finishes bitter and dry, very bitter actually considering this beer is only 40IBU. Smooth and creamy. Medium-full bodied with excellent carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer that has stood the test of time, even after the local beer store had it for about two years after the tag recommends. I would have loved to try the barrel aged version. I suppose I'd recommend it if it is still available to you.

Grand Teton Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a short brown head.

S: Nose is full of coffee, just touches of chocolate and roasted malt.

T: A bit bitter, some chocolate, some roasted malt, but again coffee dominates.

M: Medium bodied, maybe full, smooth.

O: Coffee goes excellently with the robust, roasty flavor profile typical of a porter. The fact that it's an imperial porter, only boosts the intensity, and the blend of tastes and scents produce a delicious flavor. The body could have been a bit better, and it could have been a bit more interesting, but this beer was great. Definitely recommended.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I am having a hard time believing this was a 1 off from 2011 and I got a growler fill last week.

Poured an opaque inky black with a nice milk chocolate like color to the head. Nice blanketing head that sends thick sheets of lacing down glass before receding to the blanketing cap.

Firm roast malt black coffee unsweetened chocolate emit from glass. No real hop presence to speak of.

Dry and firm roasted barley leads into the coffee and chocolate bitterness. A long nice bitter finish takes it's time receding the palate. Leaves a slight sweet coffee chocolate taste just as taking another sip begins.

Seems to be a full bodied beer that is not at all cloyingly sweet and immensely quaffable.

This is good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.