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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 9% ABV Porter. Watch for this one aged in oak barrels in the future. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared at the Cleveland tasting. Thanks Mike! Pour was dark brown, slight creamy head. Aroma was sweet malts and caramel. Taste was brown sugared malts, caramel, and toffee. This was very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
22oz bottle 233/2007 from Immy. Spicy dessert on the nose. Brown sugar. Gingerbread cookie. Slightly ashy with hints of roasted malt and plastic (?). Pours a thick nearly pitch dark brown with an incredibly dense and creamy rich khaki head. Roasted malt, toasted vanilla bean, some ash, chocolate covered raspberries, caramel and toffee and chocolate. Mostly full bodied. Silky and creamy with just the right amount of carbonation. A fantastic porter for sure! What a surprise. Thanks Tim!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (2830) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Cleveland tasting

Once again thanks to the magic cellar of miketd. This was a refreshing change of pace from the earlier one dimensional sample. It is roughly on par with the Ironbound Ale though based on my current tastes I think Id opt for this instead. It might be interesting to see what oak barrels do to enhance some of the base flavors.

Aroma / Appearance - The light wood colored head bobbed above a deep black body. Smoke, ash, chestnuts and iced coffee. Things are a little loose around the edges causing a bit of disarray.

Flavor / Palate - Warm black coffee tickles the tongue followed soon by hop residue and overcooked chocolate pudding. A smokiness finishes things off far too soon for this to have a lasting effect. Despite being a bit thin in mouthfeel Id still say this is probably slightly above average.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle 1901 of 2007. Pitch black body with a medium creamy brown head. Sweet roasty and caramel aroma with some hints of molassas. Sweet roast, lots of caramel, light molassas, very creamy. Medium full body with low carbonation and a very smooth creamy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Bomber, #206/2007 thanks to Ken!! Poured deep brown with a whipped, well-retained cap of tan head.. sticky, slowly cascading lacing rolled down the sides of the glass.. beautiful! The aroma was well on the sweet side, with lightly-roasted sweeter chocolates, molasses, and cane sugar.. brown sugar showed itself with warmth.. as did just the faintest hint of toasted coconut which got this another point. The flavor was centered around brown sugar and toasty cocoa.. molasses and singed toffee roll over the sides, and a substantial smoky coffee bitterness emerged at the long, roasty finish. Medium-plus bodied with a long impression on the finish.. balance was solid.. this was a tasty brew!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Black, creamy tan head. Charred chocolate sugar aromas float on mild roasted coffee, molasses, smoke, and toasted dark fruit tones. Bittersweet chocolate and sugary caramel flavors round with slight smoked port note and further hints of coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Nice brew...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - MAR 1, 2008
Bottle 185 of 2007. Poured dark and thick with a creamy, tan head. Smells of burnt grain and molasses. Sweeter up front taste than a lot of porters - maybe due to the eponymous Rapadou sugar?? Tastes thick and leaves a nice, bitter after taste and a bit of coating on the tongue. A good choice for a cold/cool evening.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Brown head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, molasses, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, roast/smoke, some caramel, molasses, light chocolate. Creamy medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Thick properly dark brown body with thick legs, viscous lacing and a oily texture, underneath a tan to dark tan head. Strange starchy, spicy bread in the nose, with strong notes of toffee and caramel. Moderately thick texture, surprisingly thick, actually, with a hefty dose of chocolate, toffee, coffee grounds, spiced wood? Very strange but very good – quite different I think than anything I’ve had before. Resembles a foreign stout with the level or roast combined with exotic spices and coffee and such.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Dark brown/black with a small tan head. The nose is molasses, toffee, coffee, cola and light smoke. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly tart with lots of roast, acidic coffee, molasses, dark fruit and smoke. Full body is round with moderate carbonation.


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