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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Pours dark with a tanned head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Moderate sweet, cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Medium bitter finish killed off by some too bitter roasted beans. The finish was a bit to harsh for me - but it’s a quite good beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (852) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
Flaske fra systembolagets bestillingsutvalg. Mørk brun .Beige skumtopp.medium karbonert. Mye smak av kaffe og lakris. Hint av sjokolade .Mørkbrent malt,nøtter,eik. Ganske god

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
Sample from 50 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a reddish hue. Small, tan head. Sweet, roasted aroma with malts, coffee, chocolate, dark, dried fruits, vanilla and licorice. Taste is sweet. Full body, thicker texture. Finishes bitter and roasted with dark chocolate and licorice. Excellent Porter from down under.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Dark brown with a cream head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee. The warmth of the alcohol comes right at you however isn't overly detectable on the palate. The beer is quite bitter for this style although it is backed up by dark malts of coffee and chocolate. Slightly too bitter in my opinion as a brown ale, but an interesting beer. -

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10711) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottled. Dark reddish brown colored. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Roast, cocoa, herbs, chcolate, coffee, spice. Flaovur: VAnilla, coffee, cocoa, roast, liqourice, roast. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter and spiced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (23510) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and licorice with notes of dried fruits. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and hops with notes of licorice. Roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2013
50 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malty. Mild metallic, dark roasted malty and overripe chocolate. Thick malty and chocolate dense finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2013
50cl bottle from Systembolaget, Malmö. No BB date, just a 2010 anno and a damn heavy bottle. Brune foncée, col épais moka, crémeux. Arôme malté, grillé, chocolaté avec un léger côté sucre candi. Le tout augure un profil centré sur les malt. Palais est épais et réchauffant. Alcool bien perceptible et ce côté belge de levure d’abbaye est ici aussi à noter et agréable. Palais est épais, liquoreux avec une impression collante aux lèvres. Garde aussi ce côté d’avoine tellement la note grains est conséquente, se terminant sur une amertume modérée. Une bouteille est amplement suffisante et même une 25cl aurait été plus qu’assez.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 First rating
50 cl bottle thanks to sebletitje! From Systembolaget in Malmö. Sampled on June 12, 2013.
No BB date I could find.
Black color, big yellow to brown lasting head. Vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, rich, smooth scent. Alcohol, sweet, malty, chocolate, toffee taste. Roasted, sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Highly sippable, not highly drinkable though. A nice beer to relax with for a bit, but I’m glad we could split this bottle two ways.
8/4/7/4/14=3.7

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Draught at Tippler’s Tap, Brisbane, on July 20, 2013.
Black color, brownish yellow color. Sweet, fruity, smooth scent. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
8/4/8/4/16=4.0

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
Black pour with big fluffy white head. Lots of flavours including: vanilla, coffee, chocolate and maybe a little too much alcohol. Not bad, fairly solid beer.


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