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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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30908) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2013
Bottled. A red-brown beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. Thenflavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20656) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel and weak chocolate aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14193) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13360) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10144) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7780) - 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


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