Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter - Grand Teton Brewing Co.
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3.55/5 rDev -12.1%
Pours a very dark brown. Pitch Black in glass with a nice 1 finger foamy khaki head with nice retention and lacing.
Nice rich dark malt and robust fresh coffee on the nose. That's about it.
Obviously in the flavor the coffee is very apparent to start off. It has a bright, robust freshness. But that's all that this beer really has to offer in flavor. I know it's a "coffee porter" but it's really lacking in other characteristics to make this a well rounded beer.
Surprisingly light bodied. Too thin IMO. Low-med carb.
Overall I gotta say I'm pretty disappointed by this one by a brewery that I love and has, until now, never let me down. It's good but nothing special.
10-10-2011 23:31:51 | More by MrVonzipper
4.35/5 rDev +7.7%
Pours charred brown with a khaki head. Lacing that Victoria secret would be proud of.
Big coffee and roasted malts on the nose. Toffee.
Huge coffee followed by toffee sweetness, followed by more coffee.
Thick and delicious.
This is a phenomenal porter. One of the best.
10-10-2011 01:09:24 | More by dbmernin83
3.45/5 rDev -14.6%
Lil growler into an Allagash tulip.
This is a lighter, tamer coffee porter, with emphasis on roasty flavor and milder actual coffee flavor, with substantial amount of hop bitters that blend in with the rather non-distinct coffee. The beer is dark brown with a brown, staying head, boasts a well carbonated, if thin, mouthfeel, and could really benefit from both more malt sweetness and more malt character. Nose is mocha and cool, semi-sweet, touch of cream. Not really grabbing me, alas... All in all, decent, but doesn't hold up to the other brews in the Grand Teton lineup.
10-02-2011 19:32:28 | More by kkipple
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1/2 inch khaki head that fades to an oily film. No lacing on this one. Smell is mainly of dark roasted malt and roasted coffee beans. Taste has the dark roasted malt, roasted coffee beans, and some slight dark cocoa powder flavors. Mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp but smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good coffee flavored porter with a nice emphasis on the coffee flavors.
09-30-2011 17:38:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.7/5 rDev -8.4%
750ml paper ribboned and capped bottle, the bottled on date is smudged.
A nice pop when I removed the cap, it pours pitch black with a 1" head of tan foam. I see some great lacing so it's a great looking brew.
The smell is a bit on the light side; I get roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee.
The taste is strong on the coffee, the cocoa is right up there as well, with the roasted malt a distant 3rd. The coffee is of the coffee grounds like persuasion and is tasty and gives the beer, probably, all of its bitterness. For the sweet side, there's virtually none. It's all bitter and semi bitter to my palate.
The mouthfeel is different. Bordering on full bodied but the carbonation is very light until the swallow, where I get a bit of tingling.
Overall, a good brew that, I think, lacks the most in the mouthfeel. Drinkability is only okay because of that....
I hate being "tough" on a Grand Teton Cellar Reserve beer but there you have it.
09-25-2011 00:19:45 | More by Bitterbill
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of foamy/creamy head that quickly dissipated. Above average lacing.
S: A big coffee presence in the aroma, with a lot of roasted malt as well.
T: Like the aroma, the taste is dominated by roasted coffee, with roasted malt, too. There's a small hops presence to give it a little kick. Not the most dynamic flavor, but it does what it does very well.
M: A good amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.
O: An extremely drinkable, clean, well done beer.
09-22-2011 13:16:12 | More by avalon07
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA
Black on black with a thin brown head. Sheets of lacing left down the glass. A gorgeous porter.
Roast malt and some mild coffee presence in the aroma, but nothing overwhelming.
The coffee shines tremendously in the flavor. This ranks with Taps Neo-Colonial Coffee Stout as one of the most authentically coffee-flavored stouts/porters I've yet to try. The coffee is rich and full, bitter, roasty, and a touch sweet. There's a mild hop bitterness along with lots of roast to make this into a delicious coffee porter.
Medium bodied with low carbonation.
A well balanced, highly drinkable, coffee porter.
09-21-2011 14:56:16 | More by ehammond1
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.