Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs) | High Water Brewing

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Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)
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18 Ratings
Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
High Water Brewing
California, United States
highwaterbrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amplified recipe of the normal Aphotic, yielding an increase in ABV, with engaging chocolate notes from an addition of Ghanaian cacao nibs.

Added by smithj4 on 01-24-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
18
pDev:
4.17%
 
 
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3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap from my brand new Hopsy.... pretty cool... definitely gonna be the best of this lot....lots of chocolate, super creamy head foam.... sticking all over the side....

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.7/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
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4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high frothy off white head.
S: Moderate aromas of chocolate malts, licorice, and cocoa nibs are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, starting out with flavors of licorice and finishing with sweeter notes of cocoa nibs.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable for a Baltic Porter and goes down rather easily as it isn't overly heavy on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown with 1 inch tan head that slowly settles to a thin skim. No light comes through with backlighting. Aphotic? Check.
S: Dark bitter chocolate, medium roast coffee, anise, dry leather, and a hint of dark dry fruit.
T: Smooth dark chocolate, medium roast coffee with cream, leather, dark dried fruit, caramel, and, with warming, a hint of hops emerges around the edges.
M: Super smooth with velvety feel. Envelopes the palate with its dark sweetness. Mildly dry and bitter. Lingers and matures nicely on the palate too. The hefty ABV is imperceptible...light-medium body which is crazy.
D: An extremely drinkable imperial porter. The cacao nibs merge beautifully with the base beer. Would do well as a nice digestif. Not too complex, but doesn't have to be.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs) from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 18 ratings