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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Bottle from Squire’s., #0364 of 2007. Pours onyx with 1-finger tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, heavy molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, cashew, cinnamon. Tastes roasty, with a rich dark malt upfront flavor giving way to dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, and nuts. Rich, thick, oily brew. My only beef is that it waters out a tiny bit at the end. This one is amazingly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jivy26 (32) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Great porter from a local brewer! Appearance is opaque brown, tastes of light chococolate, coffee and roasted notes. Overall a very well put together porter that I have bought quite a few bottles of!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ao125 (18) - Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2011
This is a review for bottle 1256 of 2007 from Rick’s Wine & Gourmet in Alexandria, VA. Served @ 45 degrees F in a Troegs Mad Elf snifter glass. This beer was incredible. Extremely intense unrefined sugar with hints of raisins. Very much a molasses note to this. There was alcohol, but it wasn’t boozy. Color was deep and dark, with about two fingers of foam, which did not dissipate quickly. I really wish this beer hadn’t been limited to 2007 bottles, because I’d like another three. I still have one though, that I’m sitting on. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radagast83 (5273) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2008
22 oz bomber. #536 out of 2007. This beer was excellent! Pours a pitch black, with a dark brown medium head. Aroma is sweet, roasted, with hints of chocolate and both regular and brown sugar. The flavor is creamy, chocolates, with roasted malts, and a strong caramel taste (did I mention the chocolate?). The alcohol was hidden until I started to notice my head was a little light after finishing the bottle. Quite a fine pick here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3936) - 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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2792) - Boise, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 8, 2009
Man was this good. Thanks Carl. Awesome aroma of fruits and rich malts and sweetness and caramel and cream. Taste is so big and delicious. Creamy. This one going into Bourbon! Man I can’t wait for that.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Bomber, #532 of 2007. Black with a thick brown head that faded rapidly. Nose has lots of roasty malt and toffee, some coffee and black molasses notes. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, very smooth, certainly full bodied. Flavor is somewhat sweet, burnt malt and caramel, black coffee and cocoa. A medium bitterness from start to finish, baking chocolate-like. Everything softens just a bit when fully warmed. Alcohol is barely detectable, surprising for 9%. Finishes with more toffee and caramel. Absolutely delicious! May not be for everyone, but I love it.

   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 brewmaster’s reservse and this one sounded the most fascinating. Brewed with cane sugar and I can taste it. It’s more of a refined sugar. And incredible porter worth a taste but it’s limited.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
bomber - bottle 288 of 2009; big thanks to ksurkin as this was part of a big porter trade; cracked at the HOTD dock sale; pours clear dark cola brown with thin tan head; lots of dark fruit, vanilla and chocolate cookies; drinks with sugary sweetness, brown sugar, caramel and coffee; nice roasted malts with yummy sweet coffee; bone dry finish; very impressive brew and I enjoyed this much more than their bourbon barrel impy porter; would love to get another bottle of this one; thanks Ken!!

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