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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

131 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 19
Gots: 15 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-21-2011)
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

04-24-2013 02:09:23 | More by mkennedy119
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

04-18-2013 15:22:17 | More by PHBoiler
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

04-06-2013 17:52:51 | More by BrownAleMale
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-03-2013 15:19:00 | More by bulldogg915
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

03-25-2013 00:09:04 | More by Sparky44
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Florida9

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 00:19:48 | More by Florida9
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NorCalYeti

California

4/5  rDev -1%

01-19-2013 17:08:57 | More by NorCalYeti
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casapy

Idaho

4/5  rDev -1%

01-13-2013 23:58:04 | More by casapy
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-24-2012 22:00:28 | More by atone315
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retreminy

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

12-23-2012 21:42:50 | More by retreminy
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litheum94

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-13-2012 03:47:52 | More by litheum94
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1%

11-23-2012 01:01:17 | More by bluckbeyes
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-18-2012 02:25:57 | More by olliegaff
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-12-2012 00:15:16 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-01-2012 15:44:53 | More by sendbeer
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-07-2012 14:22:13 | More by t0rin0
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AgentMunky

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The bottled on date is hopelessly smeared.

A: A finger of brownish head. Mahogany brown, clear only at the edges.

S: Definitely an "ale brewed with coffee." Not the most powerful and accomplished scent, but reminiscent of a certain coffee brown ale (Ode to Mercy).

T: Tasty, but subdued. It tastes much more like Wild Heaven's 'Imperial Brown Ale with Coffee' than any other Imperial Porter I've tasted. The foretaste is nutty malt, then a wave of cold, stale coffee with a biting, almost metallic tint to the finish. Plenty of sweet, chocolatey malts to round things out in the maintaste. The aftertaste is surprisingly neutral, with only a hint of muted coffee and burnt sugar to remind you that you've been drinking a coffee porter.

M: Far from bad -- and the coffee saves it from below-averageness -- but somehow it needs something a little bit...more. More viscous, more carbonated, more dry, more sweet...just something. A tad flat.

O: A good beer, which I enjoyed more perhaps than my review conveys. Recommended. Would drink again, if not purchase. A light-bodied, malty, nutty beer with added coffee.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 04:59:32 | More by AgentMunky
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Travisnin

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

09-13-2012 16:52:04 | More by Travisnin
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larbush

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-26-2012 21:36:38 | More by larbush
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-26-2012 21:34:38 | More by brbrocc
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arizcards

Arizona

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from the Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa while visiting in late March for $8.99. Bottled in August 2011.

Beer poured a dark brown with a beautiful tan head upon the initial pour.

Nose is a pleasant dose of coffee beans.

Taste is coffee and hints of cocoa. There is enough hops to balance the sweetness.

Mouthfeel is full, nice and chewy. Very satisfying.

Overall this is a solid rendition of the Grant Teton Cellar series, one of the better ones!

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 22:45:00 | More by arizcards
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grand Teton's got themselves a nice, aromatic porter here. Plenty of coffee smell and a far from overwhelming coffee taste. Not too much alcohol despite it being an "imperial" porter, but the little extra percentage gives the beer some added warmth to it (perfect for the coffee component). All in all a very good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2012 17:16:10 | More by TheRealBigC
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wethorseblanket

California

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

Bottle date 9/22/11.

A: Pours black with a 1-inch tan/mocha which slowly fades to the rim leaving splotchy and clumpy lace.

N: Roasted coffee, caramel malts, woody earth, grains. Faint vanilla, char/burnt and dark chocolate notes.

T: Follows nose with the roasted coffee and chocolate. Some nutty and bitter finish.

M: Full body and moderate carbonation. Creamy and silky smooth. Burnt and slightly acrid finish.

O: Very good and well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 04:38:46 | More by wethorseblanket
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-02-2012 20:23:33 | More by dtx00
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gleemonger

California

5/5  rDev +23.8%

06-22-2012 20:48:03 | More by gleemonger
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.