Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter | Great South Bay Brewery

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Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate PorterLethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter

Brewed by:
Great South Bay Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by vfgccp on 03-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 7
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4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
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 Icemann383
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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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4.54/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.36/5  rDev -64.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
3.89/5  rDev +1%
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Lethal Cupcake Imperial Chocolate Porter from Great South Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 47 ratings
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