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Holgate Brewhouse The Empress

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Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Woodend, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Mocha Porter
A luscious warming mouthfeel, with coffee induced bitter notes contrasting with sweet chocolate and vanilla. Dangerously easy to drink, liqueuresque in flavour with a kahlua like finish. Like The Goddess Europa on her Bull, its’s easy to get carried away by this little dark number.
Available from 11th Feb 2011 in kegs as Limited Release, and sometime after Easter 2011 in 750mL bottles, approx. 120 only. Very limited and very special!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (87) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
500 ml bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours black with little head. aroma of coffee, with sweet coffee taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (111) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2014
Bitter cacao aroma and warm alcohol notes. What a looker this is, super fine dark tan head. Dark brown colour and a touch of ruby. Dark berries and alcohol are at the front of the taste. Some bitter chocolate but I dont get any coffee. Good body for a porter. Needs more balancing of the alcohol to be great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 2, 2014
Small beige head. Barely translucent deep dark red body. Roasty chocolatey sherry aroma with honey and vanilla fudge notes. Dry-sweet honey vanilla fudge and sherry taste with earthy chocolatey notes. Mid-to-full body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish roasty wooden chocolatey aftertaste with licorice spice and vanilla fudge notes. Nice, drinkable, full of flavour, quite delicate, complex. (0.65l bottle, from ?)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (262) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2014
Nice choc aroma. Jet black colour with nice head. Bitter choc flavour with sharp coffee like finish. Medium body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
0.5 l bottle. Dark brown, redish colour. Light brown thick head. Prunes, chocolate and roasted malts. Vanilla notes and hints of coffee. Coffee and roasted malts. Liqurice and earty herbs. Dry finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (385) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
500ml bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is clear brownish black with a medium sized creamy mocha head with good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, muscovado, vanilla, coffee and a hint of alcohol. Taste is light sweet with a medium bitterness. Palate is full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Overall a great Imperial Porter, just a little too bitter, and the alcohol is slightly noticeable in the aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (592) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2014
Aroma: choc malt, caramel, mocha and light vanilla. 7 App: black, dark tan head, sudsy lacing 5 Flavour: caramel, mocha and balanced malt with hop bitterness 8 Palate: thick mouthfeel, finishes bitter and sweet 4 Overall 17 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Black color with medium head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Round mouthfeel, good chocolate flavor with a spicy character.
Very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14486) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2013
16th June 2013
Opaque black - brown beer with a big pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate, slightly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Malt cream with dry mocha coffee and mild vanilla and lactose. Touch of citric hop, well buried. Dry finish. It’s fine but too much dry mocha for my taste.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markfield81 (42) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
Thick and creamy, you can really taste the vanilla on the palate its tasty and wont the the last time i have a glass of this fantastic Porter


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