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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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An Imperial Porter brewed with a Haitian sugar called Rapadou. Rapadou is a traditionally processed cane sugar that lends a great toffee caramel flavor to our 9% ABV Porter. Watch for this one aged in oak barrels in the future. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Black, creamy tan head. Charred chocolate sugar aromas float on mild roasted coffee, molasses, smoke, and toasted dark fruit tones. Bittersweet chocolate and sugary caramel flavors round with slight smoked port note and further hints of coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle 185 of 2007. Poured dark and thick with a creamy, tan head. Smells of burnt grain and molasses. Sweeter up front taste than a lot of porters - maybe due to the eponymous Rapadou sugar?? Tastes thick and leaves a nice, bitter after taste and a bit of coating on the tongue. A good choice for a cold/cool evening.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Brown head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, molasses, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, roast/smoke, some caramel, molasses, light chocolate. Creamy medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Thick properly dark brown body with thick legs, viscous lacing and a oily texture, underneath a tan to dark tan head. Strange starchy, spicy bread in the nose, with strong notes of toffee and caramel. Moderately thick texture, surprisingly thick, actually, with a hefty dose of chocolate, toffee, coffee grounds, spiced wood? Very strange but very good – quite different I think than anything I’ve had before. Resembles a foreign stout with the level or roast combined with exotic spices and coffee and such.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. The nose is molasses, toffee, coffee, cola and light smoke. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly tart with lots of roast, acidic coffee, molasses, dark fruit and smoke. Full body is round with moderate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark, chocolate brown color; medium tan head with fine-bubbled lacing and solid retention. Good amounts of roasted / burnt malts and dry, bitter chocolate in the aroma; sweet and burnt, but well-attenuated. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of roasted malts and dark chocolate, but with an odd, sugary core that complicates an otherwise tasty, roasted porter core; some roasted coffee and burnt malts, with a bit of alcohol poking through mid-palate; slightly hot. Lengthy, sticky sugar finish, showing caramel, toffee, and sticky sugariness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a rich creamy light tan head an black color. Aroma is soft sugary. Taste is burnt cane sugar, dark malt which finishes quickly, acidic/earthy. Finish is acidic with some coffee and dustiness. Not my style although interesting. Nicer at cellar temperature.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Bottle # 1859 of 2007. Poured a dark black color with a large sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some dark fruits, smoke, sugary, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, some caramel, roast, and light coffee. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3307) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Thanks to Butters for this one! Pitch black, faint brown at edges, nice long lasting head fades to ring, very attractive. Aroma has components of slightly hot alcohol, dark fruits, and chocolate. Flavors of dark fruit, chocolate, and a bit of caramel. Roast note as well. Alcohol evident. This is significantly better now that it has warmed up, as it was just totally disjointed at first. Not bad. Could potentially respond well to oak aging, as long as it is done with restraint, vanilla could be a great complimentary component here. Bottle 555.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Immy. Pours almost black and opaque with a white head. Smells of chocolate, some sugar. Tastes moderately bitter and tangy with some weird processed sugar aftertaste.


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