Cloud Daggers
Modern Times Beer

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From:
Modern Times Beer
 
California, United States
Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #18
ABV:
12%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,108
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 5.19%
Ratings:
37
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 02, 2022
Added:
Nov 07, 2018
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  2
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: Collaboration with Bottle Logic

Weighing in at over 12%, this imperial porter was aged in bourbon barrels and meticulously layered with maple syrup, pecans, cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.
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4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on May 02, 2022
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3.79/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BigIronH from Michigan

Pours a dark cola brown. A finger of mocha head. Nose is chocolate sauce, roasted nuts, vanilla and sweet maple syrup. Taste is muddled between the flavors, maple syrup and chocolate being the most pronounced. Not much barrel presence. Feel is full and oily. Decent beer.

Mar 19, 2022
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3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

650 mL bottle. Black body, no head. Smells of bourbon, chocolate, nuts, lots of booze. Tastes of bourbon, chocolate, rich fudge and nuts, sweet maple, but not too sweet. Medium heavy and boozy. Just about the maximum amount of rich sweet booze I can handle, but it's very good.

Jan 22, 2022
 
4.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Oct 10, 2021
 
4.22 by SaraMatt from California on Sep 11, 2021
 
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 15, 2021
 
4.4 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jun 13, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by BourbonForBeer from Illinois

Great, I very much enjoyed this. Overall very satisfied.

May 31, 2021
 
4.43 by mig100 from Texas on May 11, 2021
 
4.44 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
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4.58/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Furlinator from California

Vintage 2019.

Dec 28, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4 November 2020 - Beer #205

Price: $32.25 at Modern Times Beer - Belmont Fermentorium in Portland, OR

Appearance: 4 - poured thick from the bottle. Not much head, and it's distinctly Brown.

Nose: 4 - smells great, but it's mild. Mostly vanilla.

Taste: 4 - A LOT of flavor here. I get all the adjuncts except the chocolate. It's not amazing, but it's really good.

Mouth: 5 - as thick a porter as I've ever had. Tremendous.

Overall: 4 - an extremely tasty and enjoyable pastry porter.

Cheers!

Nov 16, 2020
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4.65/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Original_Gravity from Washington

2020 edition: double-aged in Spanish brandy and maple bourbon barrels with coffee, vanilla and pecans - 13.1% ABV.

Poured from 22oz bottle into stemless tulip glass. Virtually no head - medium viscosity legs. Smell is delightful; coffee/donut shop aroma with slight earthiness. Taste is divine! Like drinking a maple donut!! Mouthfeel is exquisite as well; rich and decadent. May be a tad on the sweet side - but still amazing!

This is such a fabulously engineered beer! All adjuncts command attention - but not one overwhelms the others - they all play very nicely together.

Another knockout effort from Modern Times (and Bottle Logic)! I particularly like that they used a porter as the base of this beer.

Sep 19, 2020
 
4.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on May 23, 2020
 
4.49 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Mar 16, 2020
 
4.46 by rbrefbeerman from California on Mar 07, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours espresso colored with a thin beige cap that quickly fades to a ringlet; leggy with a few spots

Smell: Chocolate, maple syrup and Bourbon dominate, with the pecan and vanilla tones subordinate

Taste: Powerful tones of chocolate, Bourbon and maple syrup appear, at the outset, bringing a very sweet profile that is enhanced, somewhat, by the pecan and vanilla; the finish is bold, sweet and warm

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: Great expression of flavors here but too sweet for my palate

Feb 22, 2020
 
4.83 by Ssippisam from Minnesota on Feb 22, 2020
 
4.34 by user785335 from Florida on Jan 26, 2020
 
4.81 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Sep 03, 2019
 
4.44 by Keananmichael5 from California on Jul 04, 2019
 
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on May 29, 2019
 
4.41 by Kurmaraja from California on May 02, 2019
 
4.6 by johnInLA from California on Apr 11, 2019
 
4.7 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Apr 06, 2019
 
4.63 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Feb 25, 2019
 
4.11 by vfgccp from New York on Feb 10, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Stevedore from Oregon

650ml capped bottle, snifter glass. Dark cola brown body, nearly black, one finger offwhite head, fair retention, a slight bit of lacing that drops after a short while. Smell is sweet maple, nutty milk chocolate, cocoa, light roast, earth, whiskey, vanillin, marshmallow. Sweet with a lot of adjunct action. Flavour follows pretty closely to the aroma. Nice integration of all the adjuncts, a bit less of the vanilla and more of the cocoa. Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy, good carbonation, cocoa and a bit of bitter roast on the backend.

Feb 03, 2019
 
4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona on Jan 25, 2019
 
4.33 by StoutSnob40 from California on Jan 24, 2019
 
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jan 12, 2019
 
4.5 by scottiethebody from California on Jan 04, 2019
 
4.25 by ilikebeer03 from Texas on Dec 29, 2018
 
4.51 by taospowder from New Mexico on Dec 19, 2018
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4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

L: pours thick, black and no head
S: nice bourbon and chocolate
T: walnuts up front, creamy vanilla, nice chocolate with a little bourbon.
F: thick! Wow, nice and creamy too
O: great beer

Dec 16, 2018
 
4.68 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Nov 22, 2018
 
4.66 by dmk82 from California on Nov 22, 2018
Cloud Daggers from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 37 ratings