Up All Night Breakfast Porter
Triple C Brewing Co.

Up All Night Breakfast PorterUp All Night Breakfast Porter
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American Imperial Porter
Ranked #170
Ranked #6,935
4.05 | pDev: 9.14%
Triple C Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
Up All Night Breakfast PorterUp All Night Breakfast Porter
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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—only traces of dark red are visible near the edges o the glass. It poured with a short off white head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of honey are present in the nose along with hints of coffee.
T: The taste has moderately strong flavors of honey along with hints of coffee.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a little too much honey for my liking but manages to hide any traces of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Amedlin18
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bttld 11/18/15 drank 11/16/16. Great beer. Dunno how the aging has affected it becaus first time trying. Not getting the honey do maybe that's part of it but still smooth with a touch of sweetness.

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Photo of TuMadre
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque out of a bomber with a light tracing of tannish head at the perimeter of the glass. The smell is strong of coffee and caramel - you'd think that you had opened an Iced Latte. The taste is sweet and thickish, short of syrup but more than coffee and has a slightly boozy finish - complete with tones of roasted almonds and dark chocolate. Very similar to STBC Creme Brulee.

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Photo of cjgator3
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a dark black color with tan colored head. The sweet honey and coffee come out predominately in the nose, smells great. The taste like the aroma is smooth and roasty with some sweetness coming in from the honey and finishing in with some roasted coffee flavors.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can't hold the coffee against this one. When I had it on tap it did not have coffee in the description. I liked it quite a bit but I didn't get much coffee at all...

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Photo of KYGunner
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Called Up All Night for a reason the coffee is delicious and truly makes a mark. The flavor, towards mid palate, gravitates towards dessert quality chocolate, caramel and toffee. There's touches of the barrel, with a bit of bourbon, but the roasted coffee returns to finish. This drinks entirely too thin but it hardly detracts from a great beer.

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Photo of aleckpa
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It looks exactly how I'd expect a coffee porter to look. Jet black with a khaki mocha head. The head slowly goes away. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, and coffee are dominant. The taste is similar. It is sweet and smooth but well balanced. The mouth is creamy and the alcohol is almost unnoticeable. Excellent beer.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Winter 2013 vintage. Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is almost jet black, with auburn-brown highlights around the edges, and a thin, tight, halo of light tan head. Aromas of deep, rich roast and bitter coffee, booze, chocolate, subtle sweet notes of vanilla and honey, and some earthy notes. This smells perfectly balanced and rich. Wow! Flavors are very robust, with a blast of cocoa nibs, brownies, dark roasted coffee, subtle sweet notes of honey and cream, and some caramel notes. This is heavy on the palate, but light and smooth in mouth. The beer still holds some of the dry characteristics of your typical porter, too. This is great. The aftertaste is mostly chocolate, with some earthy tones in there, too. Roasted and bitter linger on a slightly dry, mostly smooth finish. This is a great beer!

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Photo of joe1510
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber

Winter 2013

The Man, the Myth, the Legend....Wil, sent me this bottle. Thanks, dude! Up All Night is blacker than the Ace of Spades. Pin prick carbonation bubbles crawl up the glass from every spot below. A creamy milk chocolate head rises to a finger in height before slowly settling at a thick cap that's constantly replenished. Thin lacking sheets the glass. That's purty!

Dark roast coffee macerated dark berries is the first thing to come to mind, yes it smells that delicious. A drizzle of honey and a rather heavily roasted barley, just short of char, play second fiddle. There's a dash of cream in there but it's so faint I'm pretty sure it's in my mind and not the beer. The coffee and roast together is flat out mouthwatering.

Dark roast coffee again mingles with dark berries but the berries are more subdued here than the aroma. Powdery cocoa and roasted barley bring a roasty bittersweet base. The drizzle of honey floats on the periphery with a faint sweetness. The coffee and roast aren't as sharp on the palate as in the nose but this beer is seamless.

10%? I believe I am being lied to. The body runs right down the middle of the spectrum. There's no stick at all and I struggle to even pull out any alcohol. The finish is soft and eventually dries up with a mild roast bitterness. Want cliché? How does 'dangerously drinkable' float your boat?

The coffee is well placed, a component as opposed to an iced coffee alcoholic beverage. This porter is about the porter and a fine porter this porter is. Tastes like more. Thanks again, Wil!

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque but clear jet black in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass along the edges and some faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy very dark tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized thick patch surrounded by a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts along with some moderate to strong aromas of coffee grounds (right after the coffee is brewed). There are also some light to moderate aromas of bittersweet chocolate and just a hint of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted malts with light to moderate flavors of burnt toast and just a touch of honey sweetness. There is a strong flavor of freshly made coffee/coffee grounds as well as a moderate flavor of fudge. Just a hint of earthy and piney hops. Light amounts of lingering bitterness and just a touch of alcohol sweetness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly creamy.

O: Very enjoyable and very well done - exactly what is advertised with the breakfast flavors/aromas. Really nice presence of coffee.

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Photo of Axnjxn
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on draft at beer study.

pours a dark black with a slight head. very roasted ..malty.. aroma. extremely. taste is extremely roasted chocolate malts, as well, wow! very very chocolately and roasty. full bodied...mild carbonation.

overall love this! recommended.

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Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours jet black wich is out of the ordinary for any find of porter,a billowing beige head atop.Wow coffee grownds jump out at ya in the nose along with bitter chocolate,not much sweetness detected.Dry with alot of coffee on the palate,the oats do make for a creamy smooth feel.A bit of char,roast,and just a hint of molasses round out the rest of the palate.I like the coffee and char,it'sAmerican style with it's char and roast,the alcohol sweetness only plays a minor roll as it warms.Well done.

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Photo of Schnitzel3000
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pretty much opaque, even when held in front of a direct light source. Aroma is almost exclusively freshly ground espresso beans with a hint of chocolate. Flavor is predominately bitter chocolate and, you guessed it, coffee. Struggled to taste the purported honey flavor. Noticeable impression of spiciness/warmth/alcohol presence on the back end into the finish, bordering on being overbearing. Patent bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Medium-full bodied with a creamy thickness very appropriate for American Porter/Stout styles. Wouldn't mind dialing the honey up a notch.

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Photo of farrago
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Average finger or so head, very little retention to the dark brown foam, ends up pooling around the edges, the lacing is haphazard and not sticky at all. Jet black liquid, fully opaque, no sign of sediment, thin line of orange at the glass bottom. The nose comprised mostly of carob, roasted coffee, molten caramel and then licorice, good base of oats and sweeter grains, not getting much honey here, more smokiness than milkiness, quick burst of green hops at the end along with white citrus zest, can’t quite discern any clear fruit scents. Medium-bodied, a little lighter than expected, has enjoyable flow but the close to zero carbonation does not pep it up much. Sure, there’s lots of coffee roast, dark chocolate and mocha, not sweet enough for a lot of caramel or vanilla cream but there. Licorice, orange peel, cola, oats, scone, flowers but still no honey. The lactose shows at the finish, particularly as it warms. Handles its ABV very well and even has a high refreshing quotient, just not sure what unique signature it offers which warrants the stiff price of entry.

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Photo of corby112
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kubrick215 for sharing.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger dark beige head.  Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring.  Streaks and chunks of soapy lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma with hints of dark chocolate, coffee and oatmeal countered by sweeter notes of toffee, light chocolate and caramel.  Subtle lactic presence with faint smoke and honey/agave character.

Fuller end of medium bodied with earhy hops complimenting the deeply roasted dark malt notes.  Gourmet coffee roast with oatmeal and burnt toast flavor adds a nice roasted element but it never becomes acrid or overly dry.  Piny, earthy hops detectable as well along with dark chocolate, fudge, baker's chocolate and other desert like notes.  Slightly smokey with lactic creaminess smoothing things out.  Well balanced and really easy to drink.  Plenty of coffee flavor but is never overly roasted, acrid or one dimensional.  

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out a fudge brown color with a rather modest head that quickly fades to a ringlet; decent lacing action

Smell: Sweetened coffee with a burnt toast edge

Taste: The sweetened coffee flavors dominate, at the outset, with some piney hops and milk chocolate building in the middle; after the swallow, the hops hold their own as a counterweight to keep the sweetened coffee in check but the honey really comes through in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Overall: A rather promising first effort at bottling a beer for this new brewery; some elements could be improved but I am rather enjoying the beer as is

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Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle into a couple of snifters. Thanks go to my buddy Barscream for sharing this one with me. Pours black with a rich mocha head. This stays robust and frothy, leaving swathes of thick lace behind. The aroma is very strong with roasted coffee character, backed by notes of sweet cocoa and some ripe citrus flavor. Coffee pretty much dominates this. The taste is similar, with that coffee in particular really emerging as this warms up, finishing this with a dry roastiness. Chocolate and a touch of caramel add some balancing sweetness, while some light green citric hops add a bit of bitter pop to this. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a softer feeling yet still firm creaminess to the carbonation. That 10% ABV is nicely hid. I didn’t think this was bad at all. It just took a while to get going and the complexity could have been a little better once you get past all of the coffee. Hopefully this one will continue to get tweaked, as it’s on its way to being a solid beer.

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Photo of Bung
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Snifter at Triple C. Pretty dark nearly black pour, nice frothy light tan head. Laced a tad.

Aroma, yep that is coffee. A little malt and dark chocolate.

Taste, definetely coffee forward. It's a tad acrid. There is a little roast malt, but it is kind of overpowered. Cocoa and coffee finish.

About medium bodied. Coats well enough. Not quite creamy. Faint warming from the abv. Has potential, can be improved I believe. Needs a little something additional to the coffee. Worth trying though.

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Up All Night Breakfast Porter from Triple C Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 93 ratings