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Grand Teton Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (752) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Poured into a Tulip glass. Aroma was very nice chocolatey coffee. Color is dark with a tan head, and lots of lacing. Flavor is slightly bitter, coffee, chocolate. Palate is nice and full bodied with a oily finish. Very good brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
danbierman (20) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours jet black with a finger of mocha head. Smells of roasted malts and strong coffee scent. Taste confirms the nose, lots of roasted malts, smoky background. Clean creamy finish, medium bodied. Overall a very good Porter from Grand Teton, another great entry from their Cellar Reserve series.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1545) - Idaho, USA - NOV 12, 2011
750 ml. bottle 2011 vintage- Pours black as black with a nice thick three finger tan head and cobwebby lacework. The aroma is nice quality espresso coffee, very nice aroma, cocoa also comes through. The taste is the same, all coffee and cocoa, nice creamy coffee, somewhat nutty and caramel too, the finish is somewhat dry and mild bitterness. The body is full and carbonation is medium. This is what I look for in these kind of beers, almost a perfect beer if you like coffee in your beer, and if you bought this, I am sure you do. Excellent!

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2011 year. Aroma is a complex combination of rich, roast notes with hints of sweet caramel mixed in. Reminded me of a toasted marshmallow. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that starts at about a half inch and settles slowly. The taste is absolutely fantastic. The coffee notes blend perfectly with the sweetness of the malts. Porters are not usually my cup of tea, but damn... I tasted dark chocolate and cherries mixed in, too. I have to say this is definitely in my to 10 beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
944play (355) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Draft in tulip at Taps, Petaluma. Jet black with stable sable foam. Aroma is straight up coffee, with pleasing chocolatey malt ball goodness. Wondrous beery start that leads to some nice caramel and not so nice bicarbonate settles on a simple and satisfying toasty flavor. Very well attenuated but with enough dextrins for a luscious feel. Unexpected balance and panache for such a crazy style.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (155) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Very nice appearance with good dark brown color. Taste is complex with caramel and coffee roasted. Very nice offering from Grand Teton.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
this is a coffee porter done to near perfection, and possibly my favorite GT brew. the roasted malt, chocolate, and other beer flavors are there just enough to balance this very smooth, creamy concoction. the 7.5 is just right as well, contributing to a big smooth body that is neither swimming in coffee or too alcoholic. very well done."

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
on tap at Choice City in Ft. Collins on 11/16/11. black pour with a small tan head. roast nose with coffee and a deep roast level. medium to full body with dark malts, roast, coffee and chocolate. smooth ->. coffee finish with deep roasted malts and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brucebruce81 (256) - Wyoming, USA - JUN 21, 2012
This beer combines not only two of my favorite things beer and coffee it is made in the porter style i love

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with big, foamy, brown head / Rich nose of lightly sour malt, coffee, chocolate, and smoke / Medium to full body, chewy, hint of sweetness but dry, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, smoke, nut, and grass / On dry side, but fine balance and body.


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