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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1703) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2011 Bottle 1565/ 2007 This is major Porter. The beer poured with a brown forthy head that dissapated and left some lacing down the glass. I purchased this bottle at the Alewerks in Williamsburg. The Brewmatser recommended that I try it. He was right. The flavor was immense. The higher alcohol was not detected until later. It is a full bodied porter with chocolate and caramel flavors. It is a joy to drink. Some sweetness at the finish. When this is stored in bourbon barrels it will be amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2009
I can’t remember who I got this from so whoever you are, thanks! This was an unsurprising black color and just as unsurprisingly it lacked a head. Average smell of well, a strong porter. Tastes like alcohol and a little roasty malts. This was nothing I’d seek out but it was easy to drink and got me a good buzz so bravo! Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-26-2008 04:14:24

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1311) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to Immy. Been in my cellar for sometime, but well worth the wait. Porus dark brown with nice creamy brown head. Heavy chocolate with some espresso on the nose. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, coffee, molassess and a touch of smoke. Really nice rich texture that hides the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle: Dark brown, near black pour with a finger of creamy brown head. Aroma is sweet and chocolate laced with a bit of the roast and coffee shining through. Flavor is rich and chocolatey sweet with some lingering roast and espresso. A bit more sweetness that regular chocolate, maybe thats the cane sugar? Silky, smooth, and delicious. Really quite terrific. Thanks Immy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bomber thanks to Butters. 1808 / 2007. Pours quite dark black with small tan head. The aroma is dark fruits and rum, with hints of smoke, vanilla, and chocolate. The flavor is ashen roastiness, rum, prune, toffee, and a strong earthy finish. There’s a bit of an oaky sourness, and not really any alcohol noticeable. The aftertaste is long and burnt. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 11, 2009
22oz bottle #1691 of 2007, from Swolf3, another big thanks to Steven. Dark black pour with a nice brown head. Sweet aroma of vanilla, toffee, some dark fruits almost bourbony. Sweet flavor as well with previously mentioned smells, also some dark chocolate bitterness. This was very good, I could see this being outstanding in a barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2009
22oz. Bottle (#1686 of 2007): Aroma of roasted malts, soy sauce, chocolate, slight alcohol, sugar, caramel, toffee, and some smoke. Poured black in color with a small to medium-sized brown head that diminished into a nice, lasting film. Opaque. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of sugar, chocolate, roasting, malts, coffee, cream, smoke, slight alcohol, wood, toffee, caramel, and some soy sauce. Full body. Thick, sticky, coating texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, smokey, sugar, caramel, and roasted malt finish is a bit chalky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
2007 vintage bomber #1537. Thanks to Butters. Opaque with a creamy quarter-inch of lasting foam. Sugary swiss cheese lacing all over the pint. Aroma of creamy chocolate and caramel with some light espresso and hints of oak. Front flavors of caramel, bittersweet chocolate and espresso with cream. Middle turns to espresso and bittersweet cocoa. Finish is dried nicely by the cocoa and coffee and has some faint notes of tobacco, vanilla, whiskey and oak barrel. Heavy body is extremely smooth, chewy-sticky and roasty-dry. Dangerously drinkable dessert.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2008
This poured black in color with a moderate light brown head. Aromas were of sweet dark fruit (plum, fig), vanilla, toffee, chocolate and roasted malt. In the mouth it was medium-bodied, rich and sweet with lots of bitter roast flavors. There was low carbonation and the finish was somewhat muddled and dirty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
22oz bottle sent to me in trade. 100/2007. Rich chocolate looking pour with minimal head. The aroma is rich with coffee, toffee, and roasted grains. The aroma is in no way misleading about the flavor. Roasted grains, coffee grounds, a touch of cola and chocolate. Very rich. Full bodied with a slick mouth feel. Did I mention that I thought this was a “rich” brew. I’m not sure I got that across;-)

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