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RATINGS: 129   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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
750 ml bottle, bottled on 9/22/11. Served in a mini tasting snifter. A: Pours a solid black body with dark brown edges. A thin khaki head forms quickly on the pour and leaves just as quick. S: Pure ground up coffee beans with a touch of roastiness in there for good measure. Quite dominating. T: The taste is more of the same with the coffee been and espresso flavors hitting you hard in the beginning, but there is some nice roast in there with a hint of bitter chocolate to give it another layer of flavor. M: Medium bodied, slightly thin in nature, with decent carbonation. I expecting a little more body with an imperial porter like this. O: The coffee dominates throughout the whole experience so if you dont like coffee, or think its just "OK", the I would recommend you stay away from this. Its decent and Im glad I got to try it, but I probably wouldnt want to have it again. Slightly one dimensional. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-01-2012

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6233) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Charred oak nose. Dark mahogany, thin yellow head. Oak and mulberry flavor. Tasty and medium bodied. Coffee barely noticeable in the finish only.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3182) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
This beer has some interesting qualities including chocolate, vanilla and some mild creamy to it. the beer is quite smooth and yet its strong in ABV. faults asides its quite enjoyably.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4397) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2012
The aroma is coffee like with burnt malt, chocolate, pumpernickel bread, and hops. The appearance is almost black with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a strong bitterness. The palate is typical. Overall interesting but not a favorite.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2011 Cellar Reserve opened in September of 2012. Holds up quite well. Deep unfiltered brown-black, fluffy beige head. Sublime, sweet, delicious. Big chocolate and coffee flavors, but they balance each other out well. Some cocoa and mellow hop bitterness holds the whole thing together. Its certainly not so Imperial, this is pretty mild and tame, and while still bodied, is quite drinkable...maintaining its Porter characteristics quite well. Quite an impressive, enjoyable offering, bonus points for not falling apart with age.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Black pour, khaki head. Nose is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, syrup, and more coffee. Nice palate, heavy coffee, light roasted malts, sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clear rich Espresso brown, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of extremely rich espresso, biscotti, cream, smells complex and awesome. Taste of stale coffee, bakers chocolate, medium to thin body, very dry, unsweet brownies.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (10139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very dark brown, medium light brown head. Delicious aromas of dark roast coffee, toasted coconut, hints of vanilla. Coffee flavour, bitter roast, light vanilla, light licorice. Bitter and balanced. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3590) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Dark brown pour with a fleeting off white head. Thin and bitter with black coffee and bitter hoppy notes...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
22 ounce bottle pours a black color, aromas of light coco, light vanilla, and huge amounts of coffee. Flavors are cold black coffee with a kiss of vanilla added. Nice beer overall, could easily drink this first thing at a tailgate.


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