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


on tap


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (34797) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (8377) - 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.

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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6754) - Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5/15/13. Shared by a random pre-BA Roosevelt. Dark pour, small tan head. Light mocha, metal, and a hint of sourness in aroma and flavor. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6079) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Bottle. Black, brown lacing layer. Dark roast, rich chocolate and rum aroma. Vineous wooden, rum barrel, cigar tobacco. Very dry chewy mouthfeel. Vineous aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14305) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Black - offwhite head. Burned, fruity, nice bitterness, nice hoppy, nice roasted, licorice, light coffee, berries, milk chocolate, light light smokey notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
lots of barrel characters about this. shiraz barrel aromas plus vanilla coffee nuts same again on the palate. great length on the palate. great stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
Compared to some of the other worldly big porters/stouts I tried at RBJG this came off very much second tier. All the classic flavours are present but it seems a bit flat, dare I say lifeless and certainly not overloaded with charm. Solid, but not much to get excited about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4740) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks Unm4rk3d. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of coffee, dark fruit. Sweet caramel, fruit flavour.

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