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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6836) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavors of coffee and licorice. Bitter toast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, graham cracker, and vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and caramel with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours with a nice long lasting 1" dark tan head atop a very dark brown brew that does let a little light pass... only spotty lacing. The nose shows plenty of coffee goodness... but there is a surprising and definitely discernible dark malt profile.... even a little bit of dried fruitiness that lingers even when cold. The coffee is still very present on the palate, but a bit of acrid dark malt is a little bit distracting to me... the fruitiness is also there, but is more as a lingering element on the finish... pretty dry throughout... Body is a solid medium with a nice ever present small bubble carbonation... sorta a creamy mouthfeel...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (470) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Great smooth stout with chocolate and caramel. Great desert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (11676) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
this is a coffee porter done to near perfection, and possibly my favorite GT brew. the roasted malt, chocolate, and other beer flavors are there just enough to balance this very smooth, creamy concoction. the 7.5 is just right as well, contributing to a big smooth body that is neither swimming in coffee or too alcoholic. very well done."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacchus66 (62) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2014
From 750 ml bottle, 2011. Pours dark brown, almost black with a healthy cappuccino-colored head. Nose (and flavor) is coffee, coffee, coffee, with chocolate notes and touch of caramel sweetness. Long coffee finish balanced with some lingering hops for a pleasing (coffee-like) bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rxeight (3020) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2011 bottle. This one might be past its prime. There is nt much coffee in there just old porter. Stale malt and smoke. No sweetness. Not a big fan

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Bottled 22SEP11 A: near black opaque with two fingers mocha foam. This falls over a couple minutes to a centrally capped sheet of the same. Spot lace. S: Coffee, bittersweet cocoa, dry soil, some hints of cream. I candig it. T: Again coffee, there;s some more coffee. Some toasted malts and bitter hops. Simple and somewhat elegant. M: medium bodied with lively carb and a wet finish. O: nice beer. Better a little warmer. Serving type: bottle 11-18-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of coffee and chocolate notes. The flavor is more of the same with a ton of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiarmaidBHK (4654) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Draft at happy gnome. Pours black with a thin khaki head that quickly dissipates. Muted coffee notes on the nose. Fairly faint coffee on the tongue as well with just a hint of leafy hoppiness on the finish. Im not sure if Surly Coffee bender is still predominant in my mouth of if this beer is just underwhelming.

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