Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter
Great South Bay Brewery

Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate PorterLethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter
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American Imperial Porter
Ranked #290
Ranked #18,139
3.9 | pDev: 13.33%
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States
Very Good
Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate PorterLethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter
Notes: An experiment at GSB Labs went extremely wrong! Rather than splicing the worlds best tasting chocolate cupacake, a genetic accident produced man eating razor teeth cupcakes. We would have lost Jon if it hadn't been for Greg's quick thinking skills. Kevin & Mike quickly closed the kettle hatch as the savage cupcakes sank into the scalding wart. Rick powered on the spinning rakes, blending them into our imperial chocolate porter. To save all of mankind this beer gone wrong was fermented for weeks as to not expose these lethal cupcakes to society. The hatch was opened and what was produced is an out of this world delicious imperial chocolate porter that we bottled and call lethal cupcake.
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Photo of BrewMaven
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Near black with thin tan head.
Aroma is dominated by burnt malt.
Taste is the same along with coffee and bitter chocolate.
Very dry finish and a chalky mouthfeel..This drinks much more like a Guinness Export Stout than any Porter I've had.
Not bad but not a Porter I'd seek out again. I truly believe this is more Stout than Porter.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from a 22oz bomber.

Appearance: Thin brown to black body with medium to heavy bubbles creating a tan head rising just about a notch below a finger's length with a pretty vigorous pour. Settles beautifully with no lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Light mocha scent which is actually good but super light. I have to factor in TD a porter which usually aren't as explosive as some other sister beers.

Taste: Light malts with milk chocolate and coffee. Not complex but more noticeable as the beer warms.

Mouth: A slight dry but very sticky. Medium carbonation and toasted finish. Definitely surpassed the porter I had yesterday.

Overall: Very good local brew, as I was writing the review the number ratings increased slightly due to the temperature increasing in the beer. Super cold is almost like cheating yourself of what's good in life. Definitely worth the grab. Salud.

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Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 2016 bottle (22 oz) at the brewery on 12/31/2016, it pours so dark brown that it looks black with a 1-2 finger sand colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles and faded on the average to quicker side and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of cocoa powder and bakers chocolate up front, followed by a metallic/sheet metal aroma mixed with faint piney hops, roasted malt and brownie mix batter. It does resemble a chocolate cupcake in the nose.

Tastes like the nose with cocoa powder, bakers chocolate and also dark chocolate up front, followed by a sheet metal taste and then the faint piney hops, roasted malt, char and brownie mix batter. More sweetness in the flavor with brown sugar, coffee grinds, earthy notes and finally Nestle Toll House chocolate chips...those chips have a bitterness and are so dark and that's what it seems like shows up in this beer. It's so rich it almost seems barrel aged or coffee infused.

Typical porter feel which is thin and bordering on watery with mild carbonation and nice ashy, charred malt notes that trail off smoky and on the dry side and then finish with hints of metallic notes and nice chocolate flavors.

Overall It does resemble a chocolate cupcake and it masks the 9% ABV very well in both the nose and the taste. Solid effort here, this was a great desert beer and one I'd definitely have again.

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Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a tulip glass
1/2 inch creamy tan head; dark brown, borderline black in color.

Standard imperial stout flavor profile; licorice, dark fruits, slight coffee and mild chocolate bitterness.

Not much aroma, creamy pleasant mouthfeel, no alcohol burn and very drinkable.

Good solid RIS from a local brewery!

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Photo of mdfb79
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 04/23/14 notes. Had on tap at Rattle 'N Hum in NYC. 14oz pour in a tulip for $8.

a - Pours a deep brown, almost black color, with two inches of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of roasted malts, milk chocolate, cocoa, bakers chocolate, toasted malts, and chalk. Nice nose, lots of chocolate.

t - Tastes of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malts, cream, vanilla, toasted malts, and light dark fruits. Even more chocolate than the nose.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. No bitterness, pretty smooth.

o - Overall a nice porter and the best GSB beer I've had (only tried about 3 others so far). Very chocolatey and no bitterness, easy to drink. Would have it again.

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Photo of KornWallace
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Date: 3/31
Location: Whole Foods Gowanus
Glassware: Tulip
Appearance: Jet Black with a light brown head. The carbonation can be seen steaming up the sides. And there's a nice cascading as the beer goes down.
Aromatics: Lots of brown sugars, caramel, toffee, roasted malts. Bitter chocolates.
Flavor: The beer is sweet. Hits me on the front of the tongue hard. It's a Sugar Bomb basically. The chocolate is there. As it warms you get more coffee, toffee and flavors other then sugar.
Finish: The finish isn't as strong as I expected. The bitter chocolate is what remains on my tongue.
Notes: I was given a 12 ounce pour, I couldn't get through it but it's still a beer worth trying.

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Photo of Gmann
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cola like brown color with a toasted khaki head. The head quickly settles into a slight ring.

The aroma is of dark chocolate and cocoa. An overall woody scent. Some carob and a hint of dark fruit.

The taste is big on bakers chocolate. Big and bitter. Some cocoa notes. Toasted pumpernickel and scorched caramel. Woody. Again some carob and dark fruit notes.

The feel is moderate, definitely porter-ish. Big roasty bitterness but plenty of sweetness to offset. Slight belly burn.

Quite a good porter. Definitely big dark chocolate presence.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

poured into a snifter from bomber

perfect appearance...darkest beer ever with a mocha colored 1 finger head

smell is pretty average with a lot of chocolate coming through

taste is awesome-flavor on par with a stout...kind of a one trick pony though with a ton of dark chocolate coming through...slight brown sugar in the finish...great taste

perfect carbonation in this porter

overall im very pleased with this beer...dont think of it more than what it is...its meant to be a chocolate bomb and it nails it...worth the limited release thanks to @1BeerToRuleThemAll

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Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 50 ratings