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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8.5% ABV Porter. Watch for this one aged in oak barrels in the future. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Darker brown color with a medium head. Aroma is sweet and heavy with hints of chocolate, spices and dark fruits. Flavor is heavy with chocolate, dark fruits, sugar, and a nice porterish quality. Tasty, smooth and overall well done. The best I’ve had yet from these guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1166) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Immy. Been in my cellar for sometime, but well worth the wait. Porus dark brown with nice creamy brown head. Heavy chocolate with some espresso on the nose. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, coffee, molassess and a touch of smoke. Really nice rich texture that hides the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Dark brown pour. Molasses, toffee and chocolate aroma. Flavor is roasty, molasses, chocolate and toffee. Good porter. VERY good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Bottle from Immy. Oh, the ecstasy!
Pours a perfect black with an ample olive green head. Aroma is chocolate chip cookie malt with hints of dark yeast dough in the background. Flavor is straight-up raisin chocolate with bitter coffee grounds and milk chocolate bits. Nice, chewy mouthfeel. Pretty good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 Another one shared by cbkschubert @ Hellbilly’s...this one is a winner Craig!!! Mahogany brew with dark crimson highlights and a creamy eggshell head. Assertive cocoa in the nose and the chocolate is equally aggressive in the flavor. A bit of smoke and molasses add to the complexity of this one although it is a bit sugary. Velvety mouthfeel. Glad I could try it!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Courtesy of ksurkin. Pours dark with mahogany edges and mocha head. The aroma is pretty darn rich with molasses, caramel, prunes, dried cherries, chocolate, a mild note of black licorice and a muted array of Noble hops. The taste is smooth with near creamy molasses, burnt malts, caramel, dark roastiness, chocolate and a bit of toffee. Well put together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
In short: A toasted, caramelized, chocolaty and nutty dark ale that is just too easy to drink.
How: Bottle 22oz. Exact age unknown. Bottle sent to me by ksurkin, thank a lot Ken
The look: Near black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is fudge caramel, chocolaty and roasted nuts. Pleasant malt backbone just how I like it, rich and creamy with fudge caramel, cacao powder, notes of chocolate but also a lot of toasted nuts and dry bread crust that dry out the beer. Not much fruity flavors to talk about. Leafy resinous hops work with the toasted bread and toasted nuts to really keep the sweetness in check. This beer is scarily drinkable. I like it. Go a lot to drink again on that knight. I realize now that I really can’t hold my alcohol. That’s why I swallow it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2621) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Really really good. Nice black / deep brown pour with a big aroma of dark chocolate, roasted lats and coffee. A nice dry coffee bean and dark roasted chocolate flavor. A really well blended Porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (7703) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of big roast, malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, light soy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (546) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
I added this beer because the "Rapadou Porter" currently in the database is designated as "Brewmaster’s Reserve", not "Brewer’s Choice", and the ABV of this beer is 8.5%, vice the 9.0% given for the "Reserve". Finally, the label is different. I had to look up the word "Rapadou", and found it in the Creole Dictionary online -- "Solid rolls of brown sugar and molasses". Which sounds about as rich and delicious as this beer turned out to be. The color is dark dark brown, and the head is short-lived. Aroma is about as rich as a porter can be, and the taste of caramel and molasses is strong; drinking it at room table from a snifter, it feels much more like a bourbon than a beer.

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