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RATINGS: 115   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Tasted at Otown Throwdown. Dark brown pour. Thick chocolate, roasted grain, dark fruit aroma. Chocolate, roasted grain taste, thick and oily. Very good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1418) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet (bottle 1169 of 2007). Pours black with a tan head. Dark fruit, chocolate, and brown sugar aroma. Slick mouthfeel, but a slightly chalky texture as well. Tastes of prune and raisin which fades into baker’s chocolate and smoke. Lingering chalky dark chocolate flavor; alcohol barely noticeable. A great beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 bomber #1229 from grape & gourmet. pours an oily thick, deep, dark brown with a thin, dark tan head and a great ring of lace. aroma is excellent with huge notes of brown sugar and toffee, dark fruit notes of fig and prune, and touches of chocolate and wood. flavor is great as well with big, dark roasted malts, sweet toffee, slightly sour dark fruit notes, bitter chocolate, and a touch of smoke and coffee on the finish. palate is full bodied and silky smooth with great carbonation and well integrated alcohol. overall, a damn nice imperial porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle 650 ml 1162/2007
Appearance: thick dark brown, tanned yellow light top. Good stoic presence. 4-
Nose: dark roasted barley, slightly acidic, malt with smoke at end. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Sweets with slight sour side. Initially slight warmth that grows. Solid strong porter , straight with solid quality.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to Radek. Black with brown head, lacey and soapy head. Aroma with significant chocolate. Taste is sweetish, with toasted barley, big but well integrated chocolate, smoke, a little sourness. Overall good porter with above average mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Bomber number 1231. This is an excellent porter. Very roasty. Great flavor of caramelized sugar. Creamy mouthfeel. This is an awesome porter. Kudos to Chuck and the Alewerks crew for creating great beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Thanks to Immy for this one! Thick dark pour, fluffy brown head and drippy lace. Chocolate and alcohol on the nose. Silky mouth feel and full bodied. Complex flavor. Earthy, chocolate, toffee, coffee, and molasses. Very solid offering!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bomber, numbered don’t remember the number though. Psyched this is an imperial porter rather than not, bought it because it looked good and that is all. Pours black with a brown head. Nose is sweet with way too much bitter coffee for my taste. Taste is sweet with coffee and a bit of chocolate. Big old eh if you ask me big chocol coffee bitter mess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2009
22 oz Bomber-dark brown w/a slight tan head & good lacing which lasted thru the brew. Solid porter, chocolate, caramel. malt, toffee, a little coffee, heavy on the chocolate. Very earthy, a big beer-good night cap/after dinner brew. Long full finish; that’s enough for me now...I can barely type!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (1963) - Connecticut, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle poured a dark brown in color with a pretty two finger frothy light brown head. aroma has brown malt, caramel sweetness, light chocolate, dark dried fruit, and some coffee. medium mouth feel with light carbonation. flavor has mellowed malt, earth, chocolate, dark fruit, and molasses. definitely a big beer with plenty of sweetness and has aged out well adding a bourbon wood thing.


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