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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter has a distinct and robust coffee flavor that blends harmoniously with the roasted malts. Caramel, chocolate, and black malts give this ale its dark color and overtones of caramel and a cocoa-like sweetness. Only very gently hopped, the addition of coffee shines through, providing a delicious accent to this brew.

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3.2
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Soft and sweet milk chocolate nose, lots of chewy sugars. Taste is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with soft and creamy milk chocolate, light toffee.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee and chocolate malt, earthy hops, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is roast and coffee malt, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

3.3
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2012
on tap @GABF-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark malt-roasty/peat, earthy. Taste is coffee, dark malt-roasty/peat, earthy hops.

3.9
Gription79 (2893) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2011
22 oz. bottle shared at the Utah holiday tasting. There were notes of coffee, caramel, cream, and roasted malts. One of the better coffee beers I have had.

3.2
gyllenbock (9704) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle, vintage 2011. Dark brown with a small, tan head. This beer was mostly about coffee, coffee grounds and some wet ash. Not a bad beer but it became a bit boring and one-dimensional after a while.

3.5
scooterbub (1067) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 24, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a red hue and a nice one in tan head that quickly fades. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, smoke, some pine, resin and a bit of hops. The aroma is similar, but mostly clean. The body is full. The finish is slightly dry and a touch bitter. Easy to drink, enjoyable and really reminds me of a good cup of coffee.

3.5
rader58 (919) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown to almost black. Aroma of coffee, molasses, peat, caramel, plum. Flavor is smoke, coffee, chocolate, peat, wood, raisin. Quite dry with low carbonation.

3.7
Sledutah (7789) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2011
1L bottle shared at the 2011 Christmas party
Appearance: Dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, coffee and dark fruit
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee and some smoke
Nice

3.6
douglas88 (9570) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2011
One of those big old Teton bottles, I spied it at the Christmas party. Pours a dark cloudy brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet coffee and some vanilla. The flavor ends up as a nice brew with cocoa, massive dominating milky and roasted coffee, some toffee and caramel. Simple and nice.

3.6
Strykzone (7556) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. I brought this. Dark with red and a smallish tan head. Coffee and nutsvin thevaroma. Dry coffee to start. Some dark fruit and sweetness comes through. Hops are scarce but the coffee brings some bitterness,


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