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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Style:
Baltic Porter
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 4.15%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
20
From:
High Water Brewing
 
California, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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89
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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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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
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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pkalix from California, Jun 24, 2017
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
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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metter98 from New York, 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

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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mwilbur from Minnesota, Mar 07, 2017
Aphotic Imperial Porter (with Cacao Nibs) from High Water Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 20 ratings