Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter | Laughing Dog Brewing

Anubis Imperial Coffee PorterAnubis Imperial Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
68.5%
Liked This Beer
3.79 w/ 273 Ratings
Anubis Imperial Coffee PorterAnubis Imperial Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laughing Dog Brewing
Idaho, United States
laughingdogbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Jimmys on 10-12-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,264
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
273
Liked:
187
Avg:
3.79/5
pDev:
13.46%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
25
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 273 |  Reviews: 71
Photo of Minkybut
2.8/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this high powered beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer poured very black with a tan head. Not impressive though. The beer smelled like perfume, fake like. The taste of the beer was bitter chocolate but just too much alcohol. Note much could get through that 9.2% burn. I will not buy again.

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Photo of WesMantooth
2.82/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not sure if this was a bad bottle, but my brother and I couldnt even make it through half of the bomber. Very little coffee. Average initially, but then a very off putting smell surfaces that once you noticed, it couldnt be overlooked. Best I can describe it is fish bait.

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Photo of macpfb03
2.96/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SPRichard
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of LiquidDegenerate
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of DrBobPierce
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of todesengel135
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of kencarman
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My only problem with this was, "Imperial Porter?" Mouthfeel, taste-wise, eh, NO. More a Brown Porter. The only reason I use "Brown" is Robust has a specific sense to it of malt complexity. Not Anubis. Indeed, my major complaint is the coffee: almost, but not quite, espresso-sense out shouted the rest.

SRM-wise, high 20s to 34, long lasting pillow head, some ruby highlights shined through the darkened glass: as with last LD review, presentation was pretty good. Aroma: coffee and some roasted malt WAY in the background.

Mouthfeel a tad slick with dark malts but, again coffee dominated. I do wonder if this covered the complexity one would at least expect out of a Robust.

Taste: more a Brown with coffee. A hint of sweet, mostly coffee. Hops hidden, but that's what happens sometimes in Porters.

I expect more from a beer labelled as "Imperial Porter." Claims 9.2, but with so little body, and so little complexity, one would expect that abv to at least be obvious.

Once again I had checked this out at this site and another and saw that disturbing trend. Most scores in the three range, not as many real low score... tis better, so that explains, but, once again, just a few super high scores that explains the higher score than one would expect.

Odd. Why would two beers from the same brewery have the same pattern in scoring? I'll leave that to whomever when it comes to speculating. I'd rather not say.

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Photo of Snodman
3.23/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of trytoketchup
3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DruRho
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of roodie
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of benloho
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of MrLacinak
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of hman43
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: It pours black with a dark brown head.

Smell: There are aromas of coffee and chocolate.

Taste: The flavors are highlighted by the coffee, roast, and chocolate. There is an ever so subtle hint of dark fruits. As it warms, the dark fruits take a more prominent role in the taste after the initial malt flavoring.

Feel: It has a full creamy body with a rather smooth texture. It has a moderate bitterness in the finish as well.

Overall, this porter is dominate with the initial malt flavors and then the dark fruits become more prominent as part of the aftertaste, especially as the beer warms.

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Photo of brett606
3.29/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet. No date found.

A: Pours very dark brown, coffee colored, with a small tan head that quickly reduces to a thin partial coat. Decent lacing.

S: Aromas of sweet and dark roasted grains and coffee dominate. Some fruit and alcohol esters.

Flavor: Sweet and chocolate malts with a solid dark roasted grain taste yet minimal burnt elements. A mildly bitter finish with both roasted malts and coffee. Hints of smoke and fruit.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and very smooth.

O: A good coffee porter but neither the porter base nor the coffee are exceptional.
(needs review)

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Photo of dbc5
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter from Laughing Dog Brewing
Beer rating: 68.5% out of 100 with 273 ratings
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