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

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RATINGS: 59   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (3000) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
Thin beige head, fruity chocolate nose. Ruby tinged brown hue witha slight hint of coffee, plenty of alcohol and some red wine spiciness.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2011
[750ml bottle, courtesy of Stephanos] Deep ruby red pour, aroma of chocolate and certain amount of alcohol. Sweet, fruity, rich coffee on the taste. Creamy mocha aftertaste. After a while the sweetness gives it a chocolate brownie character. Really nice, smooth and rich. Totally get the kahlua reference (to my shame). Might get a tad sweet after a while, but very impressive. Apparently the only bottle to reach the UK – lucky us [19082011]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle at Craigs. A very dark brown colour with a red hue when held to the light. Pours with a thin tan head. Fruity nose with coffee notes. Up-front flavour of coffee with caramel. Mouth-feel is a little foamy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark roast ... sweet roast .... quite fruity nose ... dark roast ... solid chocolate malt ... very fruity ... rich and complex ... maybe a little tooo sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2011
Very much an "after dinner" style beer... Big doses of choc, Violet Crumble and vanilla, still quite sweet and the 50 IBU is hardly noticeable, but quite necessary i suppose.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1236) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011
On tap at Biero (8-Apr-11) Sweet choc malt hop and a touch of mocha aroma. Black colour with good yellow head and big suds lacing. Big luscious sweet choc and vanilla spice, spiritous alcohol flavour. Bitter big sweet choc hop spice finish and bit of a hot finish but a good beer. 15/20.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap on GABS St Kilda. Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and flowers. Taste has a sweet start, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is creamy, with a medium-to-full body. Black, with a frothy white head.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (2438) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2011
Tap, GABS St Kilda. Pretty much black with a light tan head. Smells of dark caramel, iced coffee, chocolate, some spice and herbs. Iced mocha syrup with some medicinal bitterness at the end. Boozy. Unintegrated flavours. I like their chocolate porter a lot so this was a surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
On tap at GABS, the Local Taphouse in Sydney. Pours a dark brown, with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Flavours are much the same, with a slight oaky vanilla in there. Fair amount of heat from the alcohol.


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