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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (226) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Very nice appearance with good dark brown color. Taste is complex with caramel and coffee roasted. Very nice offering from Grand Teton.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2011 year. Aroma is a complex combination of rich, roast notes with hints of sweet caramel mixed in. Reminded me of a toasted marshmallow. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that starts at about a half inch and settles slowly. The taste is absolutely fantastic. The coffee notes blend perfectly with the sweetness of the malts. Porters are not usually my cup of tea, but damn... I tasted dark chocolate and cherries mixed in, too. I have to say this is definitely in my to 10 beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork. Deep dark pour. Small khaki head which disappears immediately, leaving nice tan lace. Nose is a perfect, fresh cup of coffee with some chocolate notes. Rich, roasty malt flavor upfront, a bit of sweetness. Like a black, dark roast cup of coffee on the back end, with a bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel, true to style. Developed a nice creaminess as it warmed up. Quite tasty coffee porter. Although defined as "imperial" the 7.5% abv was nicely hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2012
dark brown color. Creamy light brown head. Fresh cup of coffee with a tootsie roll and dark fruit. Off dry, coffee and chocolate. The nose is a bit more interesting than mouth. Med body. Very malty. Lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jstraw (1966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Draft at Jerrys. Black with big, foamy, brown head / Rich nose of lightly sour malt, coffee, chocolate, and smoke / Medium to full body, chewy, hint of sweetness but dry, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, smoke, nut, and grass / On dry side, but fine balance and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryecatcher (1407) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bomber from 2011 bottling. Pours an opaque brown-black with a minimal mocha head, not much retention (could be my glass). Nose is mostly malt with some toffee notes. Mouth is relatively thin, primarily malty with some light roast coffee notes and some caramel. Finish is non-eventful. Would like to do a now and then comparison with a more recent bottling of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14022) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some caramel, light earthy. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange, shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Pours a dark red-brown color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, dust and bitter roasted notes. The taste is coffee, sweet roasted malts, chocolate. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bomber from Cardinal in Niles. Pours very, very dark brown with a cafe au lait head. Some minor lacing that fades quickly and disappears. Aroma has cocoa powder, caramel, faint coffee, some molasses. Quite roasty. Taste is of sweet caramel, layered molasses, some bitter bakers chocolate, a touch of soy and lactose. Finishes sweet with some roast malts and milk. Nothing too "imperial" about it, and little sense of alcohol, but very drinkable and a solid, tasty porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (2171) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Nice beer with breakfast. Very roasted aroma. Very dark with maple colored head and a little lacing. Strong roasted and sour malted flavors with added bitterness. The coffee essence was subtle and blended in well. The palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Alcohol not very noticeable.

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