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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Black with a fizzy white head. Sweet coffee, milk chocolate, and roasted grain aroma and taste with nice creamy chocolate notes. Good smooth silky palate. Yeah, its a really good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
750 bottle. Black with a small head. Nose is coffee, toffee, burnt malts. Huge bitter coffee flavors with some average maltiness. A bit thin. OK but not great.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3618) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle from beernovice39. Dated Aug 23, 2011. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Big coffee aroma with roasted malts and chocolate. Similar flavors with bitter day old coffee. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Decent, but not as good as I was hoping. Thanks Mark.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2012
750ml, 2011 bottling. Aroma of chocolate and (you guessed it!) coffee, somewhat sweet and roasty, with notes of dark caramel, nut, faint smoke, cream and toasted bread. Brown-black in color with a lasting, foamy tan head. Coffee permeates every aspect of the flavor from start to finish, but is offset with enough chocolate, black bread and dark, malty sweetness to avoid being overly roasty or ashy, finishing with a light-moderate degree of bitterness and spicy, earthy hop flavors, ending fairly dry. Creamy and soft on the palate, effervescence is very present but smooth, body is medium. Very drinkable for a Strong Porter style, not a lot of complexity perhaps but overall is very much as advertised.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (8352) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
wow, a grand teton in a 12ozer .. . pours a basic pond brown .. . light lacing, big bubbled .. . leather, nut skin, and a touch of bark and coffee .. . pretty well masked in the abv area and quite simple .. . . then he takes my pals, then he makes fun of the way i talk, probably...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9576) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pour out of 2011 bottle is dark brownish black with creamy tan head, aroma brings deep roasted coffee and espresso bean, chocolate, roasted notes, some hints of sweet caramel in there as well but definitely mainly coffee. Taste is a nice mix of espresso, coffee bean type flavors mixing into sweet caramel, some dark chocolate and roast finishes fairly bitter. Pretty nicely done!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (8218) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Sampled at the DC Local Tasting a 65cl bottle pours a watery, deep mahogany brown with a cloudy, off white head. Nose is nice, coffee grounds, brown sugar, nuts, sweet malt. Flavor is really solid, sweet, coffee, turbinado sugar, brown sugar, a little cake icing. Medium bodied, dry finish. Really solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (5918) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with minimal tan head; spare lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Flavor matches the nose with some earth undertones. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (4127) - SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2012
Ltt rkig doft, mycket smak av besk kaffe, lakrits och aska. Eftersmaken r ganska ltt. Inte jtte spnnande.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (10018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Draft at The Bridge, from notes. Pours a super dark opaque coffee brown with a small tan head that leaves an even sheet of lace in the glass. Aroma is big on coffee, with deep roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor of coffee, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, earth, and burnt caramel. Medium-bodied, with a very roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Delivers on its promise. Very good.


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