2nd Anniversary Imperial Porter | Excel Brewing Company

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88
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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Excel Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
excelbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial porter brewed with chocolate and coconut and aged in rye whiskey barrels.

Added by atlbravsrno1 on 11-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
37
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of NolaHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1.5 yr old bottle. Still plenty Coconut, a little smoky.

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Photo of zeff80
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color is a bit lighter than expected; transparent brown with some reddish hues. Decent head, not a lot of lacing. Smell is fabulous. Liquid Mounds. Quite a bit of coconut, chocolate, graham cracker, rye spice, vanilla. But without a lot of sweetness, thankfully. Flavor is much the same with the rye and spirit notes coming on strongly at the end, but never getting fusel. Creamy but not coating. Drinks very easy at 11%.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crow
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DIPAFAN
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kayakandbeer
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lemmy187
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big time coconut in both smell and taste. Not sure if the barrel does any favors to this beer.....pick up a combo of bitter chocolate and whisky on the back end. Very thin for a barrel aged offering. Unique and drinkable.

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Photo of jws7968
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pours an amber/brown color with lacing up the side of the glass. A little thin, but the flavor is enormous. Smells like a liquid Mounds bar, and taste the same too.

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Photo of BeerBrose
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a miniature snifter from a 22oz Bottle.

Look: Looks leather reddish brown, deep color, not so thick that light wont come through. thin head with noticeable lacing on the glass.

Smell: Caramel sweetness, graham crackers, coconut and alcohol spice. Smells really tasty!

Taste: Graham cracker, almonds, coconut and sweet caramel. Apparent booze but not unpleasant.

Feel: Lighter on my palate then I expected. great mouthfeel and little left over on my tongue but sweetness.

Overall: very good barrel aged porter. The rye is subtle and the body allows for easy drinkability at 11%. I'd love to see how this develops.

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Photo of woodylikesbeer
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OneEye78
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep black pour, with a very thin white head. Smells like a tube of banana boat sunscreen. Taste of coconut, coconut, and more coconut meshes with some rich chocolate, but no discernable barrel. A bit thin, and a bit too much coconut.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monty79_1997
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of psdonnelly
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of exl_90
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Mahogany color, bright clarity, nice drippy lacing.

Aroma is big on toasted coconut and rye barrel to a lesser extent.

Tastes of toasted coconut briefly, very astringent, odd yeast notes. Unsweetened cacao nibs. Boozy as expected but not smooth, fairly rough. Thin bodied with an astringently bitter aftertaste. Liked the coconut but not a big fan of the beer overall, it has its flaws.

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Photo of helios7
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fitze
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faroveryonder
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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2nd Anniversary Imperial Porter from Excel Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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