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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2766) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
pours almost black, tan head. Coffee beans on the nose. Big coffee flavor on the palate, some bourbon as well. Very coffee forward in every way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3443) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Dark brown colour with off white head. Not hugely aromatic, but definitely coffee. Taste is sweet like a porter with a touch of coffee. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled sample. Almost black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of freshly ground dark roast coffee, bourbon vanilla chocolates, and a touch of caramel malt. Strong coffee flavour upfront on the palate, backed by some elements of dark chocolate, sweetish malt, wet stones, and a hint of ash on the finish. Heavy bodied with a bit of char and acidity to balance the weight. Not up with the top tier coffee beers Ive had, but very close too it. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (14380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, roasted malt and bakers cocoa with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours a d eep brown with a nose of freshly ground coffee. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and caffeine. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (11772) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2012
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours black with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, wheat, dried fruit. Taste is malts, coffee, bourbon, sweets, vanilla, dark dried fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (8934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
At Averys 2012 Strong Ale Fest. Black with a small creamy tan head. Enticing aroma of cold toddy and chocolate graininess. Slight vanilla in the nose as well. Taste is bright starting but quickly turns to a coffee tone. Kinda begins almost light fruity, but then gets cold coffee and light chocolate tones to finish. Feels a little disjointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours black, tan head. Slight chocolate aroma, thin chocolate coffee taste, really a bit weak all around for an Imperial. Easily hit the snooze button on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Date: November 12, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greenville Beer Exchange
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: coffee and roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate, just a touch of caramel sweetness brings out a richer chocolate character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich dark chocolate and coffee flavor, just a touch of sweetness, bitter dark roast
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Im not sure I can say enough bad things about this beer. If it werent for the gorgeous look and relatively nice mouthfeel, it would be garbage. This was a horrible attempt at a coffee stout. Low alcohol. Bland flavor profile. Smell and taste of old, stale coffee that has sat in the pot for far too long. In fact, had flavors of overextracted espresso. Awful, and extremely bitter. Not a fan.

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