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AleWerks Brewer’s Choice Rapadou Porter

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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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An Imperial Porter brewed with a Haitian sugar called Rapadou. Rapadou is a traditionally processed cane sugar that lends a great toffee caramel flavor to our 8.5% ABV Porter. Watch for this one aged in oak barrels in the future. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5214) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown to black with a khaki head of foam. Good retention. The beer is a pretty strong ashy presence. A little footy. Sweet and roasty. Big body and moderate carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (981) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle dated 2/25/16 poured into a tulip glass..dark brown with a medium off-white head..aroma of coffee, toasted nuts,toffee..tastes like it smells..bit thin..just ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (886) - Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours very dark brown without much foam. The unrefined Haitian sugar is strong on the presence, and has a caramel/molasses quality. It’s there on the flavor, too, along with really rich, dark malts. Pecan and brown sugar notes, a little bit of cloves. Really very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1649) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
A great aroma of chocolate and raspberry with a hint of malt. Pours a dark black color with a taste of raspberry, chocolate and sweet malt. Medium body, with a sweet chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. RoAsted, chocolate, spice aromas. Roasted, sugar, chocolate and spice Flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
2016 bomber from Dominion Wine and Beer, and a 2013 bomber shared by GenDV110+OT, tasted side by side. 2016: deep brown with tan head. A: roast coffee, chocolate malt, ash. T: bittersweet coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. decent. 2013: dark brown with minimal tan head. A: boozy malt, chocolate. T: strong caramel malt, chocolate, booze. Cellaring has turned it into more like an American strong ale. Rating is of the 2016.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2016
22 oz bottle (2016) shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Side by side with a 2013-ish bottle that had been rotting away in my cellar. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of licorice, cocoa, caramel. Tastes of licorice, cocoa, dark fruit, caramel, dark chocolate, roasty notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ctplt777 (475) - - MAR 13, 2016
Like a sweet dessert in a bottle. Reminds me of a caramel fudge brownie almost. Aroma is big sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Pretty accurate to the what the label describes. Very sweet, but not cloying. Taste is big and chewy. Tons of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and toffee. Reminds me of a heath bar. Really tasty, and definitely on the sweeter side. Highly recommended if you like sweet porters and stouts. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle. 3.75 A: Black color. Two fingers of fizzy light brown head. Retention starts our poor but the last half finger stuck around for quite a while. A short ring of lacing is left. 4.25 S: Really nice aroma on this. This definitely has a nice caramel and brown sugar component to it. I’m not really sure how much of this is due to the rapadou and how much if from the base beer, but I’m guessing quite a bit. Roasted barley, cocoa, and a slight molasses component. 4.5 T: Taste is just as good as the nose. Thick, creamy malty sweetness. Again layers of caramel. Brown sugar, roasted barley, chocolate, molasses. Desert beer sweetness without being at all cloying. Quite nice. 4.5 M: Heavy body. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Good moderate carbonation. Supremely smooth and not overly chewy. 4.5 D: Really tasty beer. Probably the best beer I’ve had from Alewerks. ★ 916 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 29, 2014

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5589) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Bomber from ksurkin. Poured a good looking thicker deep black body with a smaller beige head. Aroma is like sugary coffee, burnt toast, char,lactose. Medium to chewy body with average carbonation and an average aftertaste. Flavor isnt as good as aroma, sweet, sugar, burnt toast soaked in milk, bunrt malts, lactose.


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