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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 15/20
BBB63 (6502) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Bottle shared at a Tampa crew tasting 7-22-2010. Very dark body. Bitter chocolate, coffee and roasty goodness. Solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Draft. Pours medium black, lively carbonation, spotty lacing. Nose is cocoa, florals, tar, smoke, coffee, earth. Flavours are very chocolatey and toffeeish, plus earth, tar, spice, very balanced, long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. The nose sweet with a little vanilla, roasted malt, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor leans towards the sweet side as well. The roasted malt and chocolate balance each other out. A light dried fruit note emerges as the brew warms. Medium to full body with softer carbonation. A delicious offering from Alewerks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6041) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Number 22 oz offering #355 of 2007 from up the road in Williamsburg. Dark, dark brown with a hint of reddish tinge. The aroma is sweet and robust, full of brown sugar, enough to attract any hummingbird. This has an almost wicked bite of woodsy, roasty caramel, almost coffee-like. This is delicious and I look forward to the oak-aged version. (#3262, 12/31/2007)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bomber, #206/2007 thanks to Ken!! Poured deep brown with a whipped, well-retained cap of tan head.. sticky, slowly cascading lacing rolled down the sides of the glass.. beautiful! The aroma was well on the sweet side, with lightly-roasted sweeter chocolates, molasses, and cane sugar.. brown sugar showed itself with warmth.. as did just the faintest hint of toasted coconut which got this another point. The flavor was centered around brown sugar and toasty cocoa.. molasses and singed toffee roll over the sides, and a substantial smoky coffee bitterness emerged at the long, roasty finish. Medium-plus bodied with a long impression on the finish.. balance was solid.. this was a tasty brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting. Thanks Mike! Pour was dark brown, slight creamy head. Aroma was sweet malts and caramel. Taste was brown sugared malts, caramel, and toffee. This was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Shared at Cleveland tasting 3/15 Bottle: Pours black with a dark tan head. Aroma, roasted notes, dark fruits, chocolate. Flavor, coffee, roasted notes, brown sugar, chocolate and dark fruits. Pretty solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4565) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Appearance: Pours a near black body with a thin, bubbly, off-white head. Let’s Rapadou this! Smell: Light, sweetish aroma of dark malts, chocolate, charred sugars, and roast. Taste: Dark chocolatey maltiness with a good amount of sugary caramel sweetness. Hint of fruit. Very slight roasty, earthy bitterness. Puff of smoke. A little rebound of the earthy roastiness for the finish. Mouthfeel: A bit above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: Boy, I’ll tell ya. This is a pretty tasty porter.

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