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Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter | Elevation Beer Co.

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Señorita, Horchata Imperial PorterSeñorita, Horchata Imperial Porter

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer pours a deep dark brown with a snow-white head. Aroma notes of Vanilla, Cinnamon and sweet milk hit the nose bringing up images of the delicious Mexican drink this beer is styled after. The beer hits the palate with Vanilla, sweet chocolate malts, and a hint of cinnamon; all with a medium body and a balancing hop bitterness. Enjoy this beer next to a roaring fire with your amigos in a cozy cabin after a long day of skiing the deep powder of the Rocky Mountains.

This beer fits better into the Herb/Spiced Beer Category, as it is spiced with a ton of Cinnamon and Vanilla and also uses milk sugar. It recently took home a medal in this category and we believe it is a more accurate description then an Imperial porter.

Thanks and Cheers.

The Elevation Team.

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Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 168
Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 750 ml (Bottle # 592, brewed Winter 2012) into a snifter.

A-A mildly aggressive pour results in two-plus fingers of light brown head. The head is dense and pillowy, but it drops off at a reasonably quick pace. The brew is pitch black.

S-I like the smell of this stuff. It is a sweet mixture of spices (cinnamon mostly), milky-sweet chocolate, and a touch of boozy heat. There is lightly roasted component, too. The smell is not the most complex imperial stout/porter out there, but pleasing, nonetheless.

T-Taste tracks the smell pretty closely. A sweet, milk chocolate forward mixture of cinnamon spice, mildly roasted maltiness, and medium heat from the alcohol. The bottle says vanilla was added, and you notice it, but the vanilla flavor is not overwhelming.

M-This beer has a smooth feel with low carbonation levels. That being said, I could have used a little more weight.

O-This is an enjoyable porter. There is nothing mind-blowing here, but some good flavors nonetheless. If you like your dark beers on the sweet and mild side, instead of the smoke and char side, Senorita is a good option. Pair this with some dulce de leche or flan (or, just drink it alone, it is sweet enough) and desert is served.

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Photo of Phelps
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An imperial porter brewed like horchata, made with milk sugar, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla bean. Bottle 02077.

Watery yet dark, a burnt black-brown. Opaque with a half-finger head of light tan.

Roasty-sweet, with a good balance between the two. Crumbled dark chocolate, vanilla, a touch of floral hops. Cinnamon, lactose. Smooth and subtle.

Even smoother and subtler. Milk chocolate, cinnamon sticks, milk. Bitter roast is well-balanced with the lesser flavors.

Creamy medium body, mild massaging alcohol. Just a shade under what I'd like from the style. A touch of alcohol heat, but lower than what I'd expect.

Incredibly easy to drink. Dangerously, even.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slight vanilla in the aroma and taste. Didn't get much cinnamon at all. Very solid but wished it was a little more spiced for the style

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Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beatenbyjacks
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Jet Black that pours with a latte like head to it. The head leaves quickly, but it was quite a nice pour.

Smell - lots of cinnamon and a nice chocolately malty finish

Taste - Creamy chocolate into a nice caramel and then a cinnamon finish. Quite fun

Mouthfeel - very smooth with a strong cinnamon after burn

Overall - glad I got to try this one and looking forward to next year's version.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.42/5  rDev +13%

Poured into a Teku glass from a 750mL bottle.

It's got a pitch-black body and a dark-khaki with cream-colored head that is frothy and two fingers thick. 4.25

This aroma reminds me of a Yoo-hoo. It's chocolatey, milk-like and has a big dose of vanilla. There's some oak and barrel aroma and maybe even some sweet caramel. 4.5

Continued heavy oak and vanilla, the chocolate is subtler but now there's a cinnamon dose that adds another element to this brew. 4.5

It's creamy, smooth and a little lighter in body than I'd expect, but I like it. A wealth of flavors, some spice and a touch of hop bitterness. 4.25

This beer is effing tasty. Tons of flavor, aroma, and sensations. Outstanding beer. I'll have to buy more. 4.42

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Photo of JFCLACK
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful creation for imperial porter fans. Pours black with thick mocha head, smells like a cinnamon roll coming out of the oven, mouthfeel is good laces glass, slightly bitter at finish but mellowed as it warmed.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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2.76/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.53/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter from Elevation Beer Co.
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