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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!


4.8
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (609) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2013
Smells slightly of coffee but tastes of chocolate and fruity. Very smooth for 10%, a dangerous beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
500ml bottle- Nice black colour with a good tan head. Lovely coffee aromas. A great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oluckyman (1) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
On tap @ Holgate Brewhouse. Dark brown with a nice tan head. Creamy mocha, fruit and chocolate taste. As described, very easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (990) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 27/11/2012. Pours the darkest of amber with a big fine head. Has a strong aroma of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, spices and a touch of soy sauce. The flavour is powerful with dark chocolate, strong dark roast coffee, some caramel, licorice and vanilla. Finishes with a very intense, slightly salty hop bitterness. The palate is creamy and carbonation average. This is possibly the biggest, most intense Aussie beer I’ve tried to date, and it’s a cracker - very complex, unusual and well balanced. Definitely a sipper. If this was produced by some US brewery with a big rep, I think the ratings for it would go through the roof. All up, an exceptional brew.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2013
$12 schnooer at Deja Vu Bloody hell this is good. My immediate reaction was to suggest this is a best local beer I had ever tried! Not quite, perhaps, but a fantastically high powered choc porter / stout in amazing balance and slurpability. Clean, clear lines of chocolate and choc orange and a hint of buzzy minerals to finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SamTheBarrel (452) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2013
Big beige head dark pour soft medium carbonation aromas dark chocolate liquorice rich fruits caramel cocoa smooth vanilla coffee bean the flavours dark chocolate roasted coffee crisp liquorice cocoa medium bitter sugary sweetness very gutsy porter dark fruity tastes vanilla the finish best tastes coffee very good dark malts richness dark fruit sweet bitter lingering finish superb porter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (112) - 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.


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