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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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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black body, easily attainable big foamy head the color of cream-added coffee. Traces of sticky lacing. Carbonation is visible only on the pour, after that the body is too dark to see any. Bottle art efficiently displays beer name and style, with a color scheme that gets you in the mood for a warming brew.

S: Potent, lots of coffee and dark malts.

T: Fantastic. Coffee and caramel, dark malt, chocolate. Overall pretty sweet, some bitterness on the finish. Nothing is overpowering nor understated about it. Perfect balance of coffee and porter flavors.

M: Incredibly smooth and silky, if a tad flat for some (to be fair, the bottle is almost 3 years older than they recommend keeping it). Surprisingly, only medium-bodied.

O: I had a bottle in my early craft beer-discovery days, and I've been looking for more ever since. I was afraid to taste it again in case my memory of it didn't hold up to my more experienced palate now, but happily, it does. Doesn't overdo it with the coffee, but it does assert itself. Mouthfeel is so smooth you'd think it was a nitro beer. I just wish it wasn't a limited release, I'd love to have a reliable supply of this one.

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4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Found a 2011 vintage last week and figured what the hell..

A - Pours a deep, very dark, muddied brown with a tint of amber. Poured aggressively to achieve a 2+ finger mocha colored head, fantastic lacing and retention.

S - A can seriously smell this thing from 2 feet away, never experienced that before. Lots of roasty dark malts, almost smokey, sweet dark chocolates, maybe some coffee. Even smells kind of old!

T - Roasty dark malts, a hint of coffee and some sweet dark fruits transition into more of a smokey chocolaty flavor. Sweet and roasty!

M - Smooth, carbonation feels decent, but I think it may be confused with the bitterness, as its quite silky on the tongue.

O - Very tasty, once it got warmer than 50 degrees there was a huge improvement and more balance in the flavors.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

A: Black color; fully opaque. Forms a moderate-sized mocha colored head. Decent retention, light lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasant, but a bit muted. Roasted malts, espresso, chocolate. Molasses and raisin to a lesser extent. The aroma is moderately sweet.

T: Taste is surprisingly nice. Lots of chocolate. In fact the chocolate comes through far stronger than the coffee. Moderate sweetness. Milk chocolate, light coffee notes, sweet dark malts, dark stone fruit. Finishes with a ever-so-slight citrus hoppiness.

M: Full bodied, approaching heavy. Lower carbonation level is still appropriate for the style. Moderate viscosity with a moderate chalkiness. Mild bitterness.

O: This beer was a pleasant surprise. It was received as a gift and the only reason I opened it for was to make a batch of "stout" (or in this case, porter) brownies, but the beer itself was very nice. Nicely balanced with some strong chocolatey dessert flavors.

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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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