French Toast Imperial Porter
Angry Chair Brewing

French Toast Imperial PorterFrench Toast Imperial Porter
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Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #47
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,646
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.05%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
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Angry Chair Brewing
 
Florida, United States
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SCORE
93
Outstanding
French Toast Imperial PorterFrench Toast Imperial Porter
Notes: Imperial Porter brewed with Maple Syrup, vanilla and cinnamon.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 64 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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macrosmatic from Florida

3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Bottle from the brewery's 8/5/17 batch. 750 mL bottle poured into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass. Consumed on 1/14/18.

A: Dark brown, but definitely brown rather than black. Nearly opaque with a thin tan head. Low visible carbonation.

S: Maple sweetness, heavily toasted malts. Some cinnamon and a modest coffee roasted malt. Some vanilla and mild cocoa powder. This…smells like French Toast. To the point where I’m questioning if there could be egg wash in here! Absolutely full marks as far as “what it promised”, but maybe a touch less for appeal.

T: Maple and cinnamon, chocolate and vanilla. Roasted malts with a moderate amount of coffee flavor. Some sweet vanilla and lactose stickiness and a small amount of cocoa powder. More sweet maple and sweet maltiness in the hang.

A: A thick sticky body for a “porter” – this "Imperial Stout" blurs the stout-porter line for sure. The hefty ABV is very well hidden. Low carbonation sensation, but it fits the beer.

O: This is a big, sticky, sweet beer. The vanilla and maple come hard and don’t quit. I don’t know if it’s quite obnoxiously cloying, but it’s close. There’s some bitterness from the cinnamon, and a milder amount of roast bitterness. But certainly big sweetness from maple and the malt body. This definitely isn’t something I'm taking down a 750 by myself. Sticky, sweet and with minimal let-up or relief from the sweet flavors. In small doses, this is incredible. But I can’t see drinking even an entire 12 oz of this. Not my favorite from these guys, but far from a bad beer.

Apr 05, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had the barrel aged version the previous night, and actually found this non-ba version to be far more enjoyable. There's still a touch of booze that even almost brings an illusion of barrel character to it anyway, but without the weirdness I got from the BA version. The cinnamon is definitely more present, but of a softer variety, and closer to the syrupy breakfast treat, adding a toasty brown ale taste to it. The medium body has a soft fizz and finishes semi-dry. Really dug this version.

Mar 19, 2019
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours thin but dark brown with no head
S: huge maple, also vanilla and cinnamon are in great balance
T: man oh man, the vanilla pops out as the lead dog in the flavor fight, yum! Followed by a great combo of maple and cinnamon. But it is very very sweet.
F: thick, coating my teeth, smooth, easy drinking.

Mar 16, 2018
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Tan head. Black color.

Maple syrup dominates the nose and the taste. Some cinnamon and a decent amount of vanilla. Super sweet. Chocolate cake batter. Some roasted malts. Medium to full bodied. Really solid, but really sweet.

Jan 27, 2018
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cosmicevan from New York

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the share mark. These brews are always fun, especially in small doses. In typical angry chair stout fashion, this one is sweet and decadent. Very mapley...but enjoyable. Great for breaking up sours.

Oct 23, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours a deep brown color with a foamy khaki head that leaves some lacing behind. Aroma is cinnamon dominant, with undertones of maple syrup, toasted bread, milk chocolate and caramel. Taste of heavy cinnamon up front, followed by sweet maple, earthy coffee & caramel. It definitely gives off a 'fresh toast' vibe. Medium body and low carbonation gives a bit of a silky mouthfeel and finish. Maple and cinnamon compliment nicely

Oct 19, 2017
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SFC21 from Florida

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft, snifter. As far as tasting exactly like French toast, Funky Buddha gets the nod. With that said, this is a fantastic beer. Tons of maple, cinnamon and I detect some chocolate coming through, presumably from the porter malts. A little on the sweet side but never crosses into cloying. Extremely creamy body, smooth finish.

Aug 12, 2017
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gibgink from Missouri

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared on 3-26-17. Pours a brownish color, kind of like a porter should. Smells like a maple bomb. Taste really brings home what Angry Chair was trying to do, and that is have a beer taste like the name. There is the cinnamon aspect that plays well with the maple, and that is followed by a sweet bread malt finish. High marks for the hidden alcohol. Good stuff

Mar 27, 2017
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into an enlarged snifter.

A: Pours dark, dark brown/black and leaves a finger of tan head that lingers for a while.

S: Huge maple syrup, cinnamon, chocolate malt, molasses. Very nice. Reminds me of a pancake breakfast.

T: Maple syrup is huge in the taste too. Dominates the palate. Brown sugar, a hint of cinnamon, hint of smoke, some roasted malt as well. Quite sweet and decadent.

M: Full, creamy body, a bit syrupy. Low to medium carb.

O: Wow, this surprised me. The maple comes out really well and works tremendously in this beer. A delicious sipper.

Nov 16, 2016
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danh53 from Florida

3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This one just came up a little shy of my expectations, but its still really good. The adjuncts are the stars of this beer. The maple and cinnamon come through nicely and like most Angry Chair beers, its packed with flavor. However, I've noticed Angry Chair tends to over carbonate some of their beers and this was evident on draft yesterday. I don't remember it being as big of a problem when I had this on draft at the release. The carb distracted from the flavor and didn't play well with the cinnamon spice. This pour was also lighter than I remember. It was brown in color with a very light head. There's still a lot to like about this beer, but I'm used to every AC stout being 4.0 or higher. The first time I had it, I gave it a 4.25. Tis glass fell slightly below a 4.0

Aug 22, 2016
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured onto a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large center patch of sheer surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind.

S- Lots of cinnamon and maple along with some roasted malt brings to mind sugar cookies, oatmeal cookies and, of course, french toast.

T- More cinnamon plus some notes of caramel, brown sugar and vanilla all backed by a nice template of roasty malt. I'm sorry, but there's no way this is 12.5%...wait a minute, I take that back. The burning feeling in my gut tells me this could be close to that, but I still say it's a bit of an overestimation. Either way, so incredibly smooth for the ABV.

M- Soft with a drying afterfeel from the cinnamon. Medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- My one qualm with this beer, and honestly all other Angry Chair beers I've had thus far, is the water quality seems to be a bit lacking. If that were improved, these beers would be close to world class, at least among the dessert beer category that they seem to cater to. Other than that, it's quite tasty and I will continue to seek out future offerings from this lesser-known brewery.

Aug 21, 2016
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JebBeerFish from New Hampshire

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Fairly typical dark Porter look.

S: Light maple syrup.

T: At first I get a lot of maple syrup and not just maple syrup, but maple syrup and waffles. Finally, a beer that advertises a maple syrup flavor that finally produces it. Some cinnamon and baking chocolate in the background. The maple syrup flavor seems to fade as I drink the beer. Maybe my taste buds getting acclimated to it?

F Not too thin, not too thick.

O: After AC Fionn blew me away, I was expecting this too also. Maybe my expectations were too high. An above average brew, but not a well above average brew.

Aug 13, 2016
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PHBoiler from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Loads and loads of maple. Super sweet. There are a few other flavors to mirror french toast. It certainly hits what they set out to make. The base beer isn't adding much and is quite thin.

Aug 11, 2016
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 5oz snifter in the tap room

A very muddy/dirty looking dark brown. Not much head produced at all.

Smells outstanding. Tons of maple, some cinnamon, breadiness, and carmalized sugars.

It tastes like drinking blended french toast through a straw. You get the toasted bread, maple syrup, cinnamon, and I swear even powdered sugar. It is rich, but not difficult to drink. I can't believe this is 12%.

Body is kind of syrupy thick (appropriately) and I did a double take with the abv. No alcohol noticeable at all.

Wish I could have brought some of this one home.

Jul 25, 2016
French Toast Imperial Porter from Angry Chair Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 64 ratings