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RATINGS: 111   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Amazing. Wehn I was at the brewery I asked about the brewmasterís reservse and this one sounded the most fascinating. Brewed with cane sugar and I can taste it. Itís more of a refined sugar. And incredible porter worth a taste but itís limited.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6592) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2008
Pours dark brown with brownish head. Roasty, caramel malt, light touch of coffee, sugar cane is present. Very impressed, wish this beer was available here in FL.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2008
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a crema head. Nose is brown sugar, molasses and light espresso. Medium body with a buzz. Taste is tar, burnt sugar and lime set against toffee and mocha. A bit harsh at times but nice touches of sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Good looking beer with a chocolate colored head. This one is pretty big for a porter and i will have to admit that it has some redeeming qaualities. its sweet with a mild burnt body and some bitter chocolate notes. This is the secnd beer i have had from these guys and i will have to say that i am pretty impressed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
22 oz bottle, via kmweaver. Pours a very dark brown, almost black body with a small tight bubbled chocolate brown head that retained as a thin covering. The aroma is heavy dark fruits and roast with a bit of a espresso coffee smell. A little licorice, burnt caramel, and a touch of chalk. The flavor is a little too high on the burnt malt, it almost crosses over into the ashy category. Heavy caramel and burnt residual sugars on the finish, a touch of tobacco. This does have some similarities to a Foreign Stout with the high sugars, but not quite enough roast to qualify. Pretty well hidden alcohol for being 9%. Mouthfeel is fairly thick with a slightly clingy sugaryness on the finish. Moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty decent, but the sweetness gets a little tiring as you get further into the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3736) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
Bomber. Initial tasting reminding me of the inaugural ale they brewed. Pours very dark brown with fair brown head. Very roasty and chocolatey aroma. Notes of caramel and some coffee, even a little nutty flavor. Mouthfeel is creamy with a medium-full body. Pleasant bitter finish. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4131) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
22oz bottle, #0211 of 2007. Pours dark brown. Spruce aroma. Lots of roast. Flavors of roast, caramel. Long lasting bitterness lingers on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Thanks Immy: Pours a very dark brown. This has a thinner body than expected, likely the product of the added sugar, but it does add a nice toffee and molasses flavor. A bit of roast and chocolate. Some very small warmth in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3654) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
Lightly charred oak and chestnut aroma, with cocoa also present. Thick viscous black pour with a firm medium dark brown head, great lacing. Mainly charred oak flavor with date and grass notes. A little like battery acid on the palate. Full mouthfeel with good balance. Not really as good as I hoped.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4298) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2008
22oz bomber. Opaque pitch black color. Mellow roasted malt aroma. This is a hell of a beer. Big and full bodied, with a sugary sweet finish. The ABV is reminiscent of an Imperial Stout, but the taste is all porter. Well done. Creamy and quite drinkable. A quality beer.


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