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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5342) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Bottle - 22 ounce. Bottled on the 20th of November 2007. Limited edition of 2007. This is bottle number 1851. Pours pitch black with some mahogany around the edges. Small fading light brown head. Very dense and creamy. Aroma is roasty malts, burnt caramel, toffee and hints of Bit O Honey. Taste is roasty malts, more burnt caramel notes, toffee and faint coffee. Body is creamy and smooth with a medium to medium-full palate and light bitterness lingering throughout the finish. Ends with more toffee and burnt caramel notes. Roasted malts, soft coffee and light cocoa round this out. Nice stuff! The 9% ABV isn’t even noticeable. It will be interesting to see how this responds to barrel aging once they do it. In speaking with the folks at Alewerks today, the barrel aging prospect isn’t set in stone.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
bottle thanks to immy....a very appealing almost black pour with a hefty tan head at first that quickly made an exit....aromas of charred and smoky roast and cocoa.....moving onto the flavors. more bittersweet chocolate, roast, and a nice added smokiness to it. medium body and pretty smooth overall. slight bitter roasted finish in the end.....this one was def. a pleasant surprise. thanks tim.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3365) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
22oz bottle 233/2007 from Immy. Spicy dessert on the nose. Brown sugar. Gingerbread cookie. Slightly ashy with hints of roasted malt and plastic (?). Pours a thick nearly pitch dark brown with an incredibly dense and creamy rich khaki head. Roasted malt, toasted vanilla bean, some ash, chocolate covered raspberries, caramel and toffee and chocolate. Mostly full bodied. Silky and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. A fantastic porter for sure! What a surprise. Thanks Tim!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle 1710 of 2007. 22 oz bottle split between two glasses. Deep brown/black color and opaque. Slight ring of head that is a creamy tan color. Aroma of roasted grain, coffee, molasses, burnt sugar, and sweet cream. Very chocolatey taste. Almost like a chocolate milkshake. Very smooth. A slight coffee taste in the swallow. Also a slight sweet body. A bit of wood in the body as well. The alcohol is hidden nicely. Some raw bitterness qualities in the aftertaste. Dutch cocoa dryness as well. A very nice porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Bottle 0530 of 2007. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee on ice, chocolate, brown sugar and molasses. Flavour of roasted malt, coffee & dark chocolate, molasses, green hops and an interesting burnt element to it. Thick syrupy body. A very enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
22oz bottle sent to me in trade. 100/2007. Rich chocolate looking pour with minimal head. The aroma is rich with coffee, toffee, and roasted grains. The aroma is in no way misleading about the flavor. Roasted grains, coffee grounds, a touch of cola and chocolate. Very rich. Full bodied with a slick mouth feel. Did I mention that I thought this was a “rich” brew. I’m not sure I got that across;-)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
22oz bottle #1691 of 2007, from Swolf3, another big thanks to Steven. Dark black pour with a nice brown head. Sweet aroma of vanilla, toffee, some dark fruits almost bourbony. Sweet flavor as well with previously mentioned smells, also some dark chocolate bitterness. This was very good, I could see this being outstanding in a barrel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle (1050 of 2007) received from Captain Cougar, thanks Tom: Extremely dark near opaque hue with an initial creamy tan head which left spotty lace upon the glass. The aroma has notes of molasses, toffee, prune, anise, hints of chocolate and coffee along with a dose of resiny hop vapours. The taste does not disappoint where the porter characteristics are there in full force, Lots of molasses and dark fruits work with a hop and espresso bitterness. The alcohol is there but adds to the palate by cleaning up the sweeter malts and sugars. There is some sourness towards the finish which is a tad distracting but goes away quickly enough. The mouth feel is quite lush for the style but it is also quite aggressive around the edges. This is a very well done big porter, Mikey Likey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Pours black with beige head. Aroma of huge caramel, dark bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, and milk sugar. Flavor or a heavy Baltic porter. All the usual qualities. Roasted coffee beans and cocoa are massive. Cream and alcohol in the finish. The apparent alcool flavor at the end is its major flaw


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