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Grand Teton Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter has a distinct and robust coffee flavor that blends harmoniously with the roasted malts. Caramel, chocolate, and black malts give this ale its dark color and overtones of caramel and a cocoa-like sweetness. Only very gently hopped, the addition of coffee shines through, providing a delicious accent to this brew.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Robust, roasty, deep chocolate, a touch burnt malty, cocoa, roasty black coffee, light vanilla aroma. Soft velvety mouth feel. Roasty, somewhat bitter, dark roasted coffee, cocoa, toasted chocolate malty flavor with a moderately bitter coffee finish. Surprised that they didnít make this a little stronger though itís nice that not everyone is trying to maximize the booze in their beers.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Big bottle, 750? 1ltr maybe. Rating #17. Dark black pour with a creamy tan head and some real nice lacing on my glass. Big roasty aroma, the coffee is very evident. Light bitterness, the roast starts out mild and then it really knocks your tastebuds around pretty good. Picking up a slight ashy smokiness that is very enjoyable. Nice beer. (1983)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13856) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Capped 750 from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very black with a 2 finger dark tan head. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Full bodied. Flavor is first almost espresso, then lots of gritty chocolate. Finishes chocolate, coffee, and gritty dark toasted/burnt malt. Pretty durn good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 3, 2011
bottle. black with a stable, medium sized, creamy, brown head. nice nose of dark and milk chocolate notes, creamed coffee and hops. palate is a little too carbonated and oddly sour. the hop addition is too strong or something...not really mixing well with the chocolatey sweetness. dry for a style that should be sweet. overall, itís great looking beer with a wonderful smell, but the clash of sweet and hoppy isnít working for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 Black pour, Big smooth coffee flavors, not too much aroma. Sweet body, coffee dominarin the finish, solid beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
750 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a murky dark brown color with a big clumpy tan head that has fair retention and shows some lacing. The aroma showcases earthy dark malts, raisins, dates, chocolate and sweetened coffee. The flavor is similarly earthy with dark semi-sweet chocolate, lots of well roasted grains, mocha, toffee, brown sugar and a bit of coffee. The palate is medium in body with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry with lingering dirt and coffee. Overall: A very nice take on the coffee porter, but I think that it could use more coffee flavor. Iíll buy again. Paired extraordinarily well with chocolate chip cookies.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Dark, dark brown with slight reddish hue. Good tan head. Nose of burnt coffee, corn, a bit of bittersweet chocolate, and smoke. Body shines. Thick, velvety, perfectly carbonated. Lots of burnt coffee, chocolate, some tobacco, and dark fruits. Only other Retina beer Iíve tried is Black Couldron. This is miles better, but still not great. Def. would try again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle - sample tasting at Four Firkins in St. Louis Park, MN. Very dark pour with a small tan head. Big nose of coffee grounds and a touch of chocolate. Medium thick palate. Taste is roasty coffee and mild dark chocolate. Delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown nearly black with a small creamy light tan head. Aroma of black fresh brewed coffee, roasted malts, some cocoa. Flavor is also aggressively coffee forward, some dark bitter chocolate and just a bit of a breadiness in the crisp roasty finish. Medium body and a soft carbonation. Decent beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5263) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bomber. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is mainly coffee with some dark chocolate and caramel.


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