Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)
High Water Brewing

Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)
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From:
High Water Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
Porter - Baltic
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 4.15%
Ratings:
21
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Apr 07, 2021
Added:
Jan 24, 2017
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs)
Notes: Amplified recipe of the normal Aphotic, yielding an increase in ABV, with engaging chocolate notes from an addition of Ghanaian cacao nibs.
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4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 07, 2021
 
4.1 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Feb 03, 2020
 
4.33 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island on Jul 03, 2019
 
4.24 by Richter525 from Michigan on Jun 10, 2018
 
4.02 by IRONRakkasan from California on Apr 05, 2018
 
3.99 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Feb 12, 2018
 
4.13 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jan 05, 2018
 
4.21 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Jan 05, 2018
 
3.74 by SoCal_Matt from California on Dec 02, 2017
 
3.98 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 22, 2017
 
4 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Oct 12, 2017
 
4.42 by RBorsato from Virginia on Sep 05, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pkalix from California

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....

Jun 24, 2017
 
4 by sendbeer from Georgia on Apr 29, 2017
 
3.7 by Hellpop65 from Kansas on Apr 08, 2017
 
4.1 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Mar 26, 2017
 
4 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Mar 20, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

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

Mar 12, 2017
 
4.13 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Mar 12, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by mwilbur from Minnesota

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.

Mar 07, 2017
 
4.14 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 02, 2017
Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs) from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings