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Ugly Duck Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter

Brewed by Ugly Duck Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial Porter
Nr. Aaby, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Danish: En stor og kraftig Porter med en umiskendelig og lækker kaffearoma. En blød og lækker øl, selvom den med sine knap 10 % er en kraftig herre. Både Cascade og Simcoe skinner fint igennem de ristede elementer og blander sig dejligt med den ristede aroma og kaffen.

English: It’s a beer that’s been thought about for quite some time – actually since the brewers first visit to Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, AB, Canada a few years back, and finally I did it – I manned up and did it! After a whole freaking day of brewing coffee for this beer I can truly say it is Craft. If not devoted to the product who in their right mind would brew hundreds of litres of coffee for a beer? The result is a big and bold smooth Porter with discrete vanilla and coffee notes.
Hops: Magnum, Nelson Sauvin Malts: Pilsner, Caramel, Rye, Oats, Chocolate, Black, Vanilla and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drmet (822) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,foamy,khaki head S: -roasty,coffee,licorice,rye bread,herbal,alchol,syrup T: -bitter chocolate,molasses,caramel,cognac,herbal,syrup,nut carbonation (overcarbonated) -medium body -alcohol detectable O: A very good Imperial Porter.The Vanilla wasundetectable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (3613) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2016
Bottle at home. Aroma is intense coffee, espresso, roasted malt, chewy rye, touch of vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate. Flavour is medium sweet and moderate roasty bitter. Body is above medium. Really delivers on the coffee, not as full as I’d expected, very tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (2058) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2016
330ml bottle from Irma Supermarket, Copenhagen. Black with a dense medium size beige head, good lacing. Sweet chocolate nose with nutty notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium carbonated. Sweet chocolate taste, artificial vanilla, bitter cocoa and roasted barley. Dry and warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (740) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 7, 2016
Marrom escuro turva, espuma cremosa de boa formação e média persistência. Aroma misto de vanilla, café, nozes, malte, achocolatado, sem predominância exagerada de nenhum deles. Paladar de médio amargor e dulçor, média torrefação. Corpo denso e média carbonatação. Final deixa o álcool mais nítido, mantém o aspecto cremoso e misto de café e chocolate, amargor intensifica com o aumento da temperatura mas perde um pouco do corpo e cremosidade. Um bom exemplar e bom drinkability considerando os 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parmenion777 (155) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black colour with a light tan head. Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and vanilla aroma. Treacle sweetness, roasted malt and coffee bitterness. Some alcohol comes through and has a burnt grain ashy bitter finish. A little too much for a summer evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (347) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2016
Vanilla and coffee aroma as you would expect, hints of chocolate and alcohol too. Pours almost black with a tan head. Rich flavour of coffee and vanilla, much sweetness and bitterness though nicely balanced. Full body, quite flat. Bitter finish. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DraftDodger (1108) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2016
Copenhagen 22/5 2016. 33 cl bottle from Irma. Black label with something that looks like light effects from the 1960s. Pours opaque dark brown with light beige head. Moderate lacing. Settles as 0,5 cm thick layer of foam. Intense aroma of roasted malts, coffee, bittersweet dark chocolate and a little alcohol. Soft carbonation and thick creamy slightly sticky palate. Flavor is quite well balanced despite the abundance of sweetness. A good coffee bitterness provides the necessary counterweight not to make this brew nauseating. Nice porter. I would not drink it out of thist. But with the fairly high ABV and very distinct presence of coffee you could argue that this makes an coffee and a cognac after dinner redundant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (591) - - MAY 3, 2016
0,33 l pullo jaettu maistelussa @ OPP. Samea tummanruskea, öljyinen. Tuoksussa paahteista mallasta, vaniljaa, vähän puumaisuutta, kahvia, humalaa. Maussa paahteista mallasta, vaniljaa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4178) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2016
0,33l bottle shared with three people @ One Pint Pub (Danish tasting). Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with coffee and some vanilla. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and some hops. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sunevdj (3963) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap or bottle, maybe at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2014. Pours black with an off-white head and hints of lacings. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Aromas of roasted malts and some vanilla with hints of caramel. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish.

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