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Grand Teton Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter

Serve in Shaker, Snifter


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1620) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2012
750ml bottle, dated 9/22/11. Pours an opaque black with a creamy light brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted coffee and chocolate with some burnt notes.

The flavor is chocolate malt, leather, and coffee with a burnt aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low creamy carbonation.

Overall, this was much better on draft than in the bottle (split the difference with the rating numbers). Draft had more bright coffee with sweet chocolate balance. Some weird leather and burnt notes in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Dark maroon color, beige head. Aroma of coffee (duh!). Taste is dilute black coffee and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2012
black, large bubbled white head. Light prune, smoke, and cocoa, light chocolate. Flavor is chocolate front, light soy and cardboard mid, finish showing light burn, coffee grinds, and cookie. Stale and bland, watery body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
natejgood (470) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a nice dark brown, almost black, with a mocha head. Smells of chicory, bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Rich coffee and chocolate flavors that grow deeper with the aftertaste. The slightest hint of fruit on the tip of the tongue. Solid beer and definitely a good wake up call.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Soft and sweet milk chocolate nose, lots of chewy sugars. Taste is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with soft and creamy milk chocolate, light toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11964) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt, earthy hops, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is roast and coffee malt, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12106) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
on tap @GABF-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark malt-roasty/peat, earthy. Taste is coffee, dark malt-roasty/peat, earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2794) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared at the Utah holiday tasting. There were notes of coffee, caramel, cream, and roasted malts. One of the better coffee beers I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle, vintage 2011. Dark brown with a small, tan head. This beer was mostly about coffee, coffee grounds and some wet ash. Not a bad beer but it became a bit boring and one-dimensional after a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1000) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 24, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a red hue and a nice one in tan head that quickly fades. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, some pine, resin and a bit of hops. The aroma is similar, but mostly clean. The body is full. The finish is slightly dry and a touch bitter. Easy to drink, enjoyable and really reminds me of a good cup of coffee.

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