Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter | Elevation Beer Co.

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172 Ratings
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Señorita, Horchata Imperial PorterSeñorita, Horchata Imperial Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
elevationbeerco.com

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.

Added by denver10 on 01-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
172
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Why isn't there a beer style called "dessert beer"? When I look at the other reviews for this beer, they are all over the map ... a big divergence of opinion, caused in part, I think, by different expectations as to what this beer should be. Well, here's what I saw: it's a sweet chocolatey dessert beer, very creamy, with plenty of vanilla and some cinnamon. It's pretty close to a horchata! Beautiful appearance, dark with a big tan foamy head that lasts.

When you try to fit this to a standard beer style, you've got problems. It's not really a herb/spice beer, at least as I think of that style. It's not got as much punch as an Imperial Porter, despite what's on the label (the 8.2% ABV is quite well hidden). It's got the body and mouthfeel of a porter, not nearly as heavy as some stouts. I'd compare it to Southern Tier Choklat or Caldera Mogli, among others. Among chocolate dessert beers, this one is right up at the top. Skip worrying about the style, and you may enjoy this as much as my wife and I did.

750 ml bottle, bottled on 12/9/2013.

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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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Photo of cvm4
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled Dec. 31, 2014

L - Pours about how I'd expect with a dark black body and light tan one finger head. Not much lacing or retention.

S - Light vanilla, mild roasted malts, milk chocolate and light cinnamon spice.

T - A harmonious mix of vanilla beans, cinnamon and milk chocolate with roasted malts as the backbone. No real flavor is dominant or shines above another.

F - Medium bodied and light carbonation. The body is creamy/silky. I would have liked to see a bit more carb.

O - Well balanced beer that lets all the flavors shine.

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Photo of cultclassic89
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveRinn
4.37/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tubeyes
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Axnjxn
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CaptainQ
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pmangold
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Juanbeez
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4.64/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was an excellent beer. Not your typical vanilla porter - the cinnamon really adds a great flavor to it. Obviously it pairs well with Mexican food, but it's really good just on its own as well. Seek this one out if you want a little something different. I'll look for this one again for sure.

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Photo of seabeetastetest
4.81/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

let me start by saying i got this beer after failing to get my hands on xocoveza.... after saying that im glad i didnt find it and got this. its smells great taste amazing feels ok overall i give it a 9.8 close to perfect... another great brew from our friends at elevation beer company.

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

Photo of Kylo76
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregJ
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin brown head. Smells of dark malts, chocolate and vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark malt, some spice, vanilla, a little astringence. Medium body light carbonation with chocolate malt aftertaste.

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Photo of Bigdood33
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 LiquidAmber
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, passing light only at the edges of the glass and a thin, light brown head that dissipates to patches with slight, slippery lacing. Aroma of mild toasted malt, vanilla, Mexican chocolate and cinnamon. Flavor is milk and Mexican chocolate, toasted malt with light char, light vanilla and cinnamon, well integrated, like a milk shake. Medium bodied with light creaminess and maybe a hair less carbonation than expected. A very nice dessert porter, like drinking a chocolate shake made with Mexican chocolate for light sweetness, cinnamon and vanilla. Balanced and very tasty. I enjoyed this a great deal.

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Photo of cheesy26
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Señorita, Horchata Imperial Porter from Elevation Beer Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 172 ratings.
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