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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2012
750ml from Total Wine, Greenville, SC. Roiling dark brown pour with a vigorous head. Roasts and papery malts in the aroma. Can tell this would have been better fresh. Crisp carb, a bit paper, chocolatey, faded coffee and hops. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10686) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2016
On tap at Haute Dish. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has dark grains and strong coffee with some roasted malts underlying. Flavor combines dry roasted malts and coffee with bitter dark grains backing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6545) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2016
750ml bottle pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is big coffee roast malts and chocolate. Taste is more of the big coffee roast malts and sweet milk chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2016
On tap at Lucky Pie, Denver, CO. Dark brown, almost black, pour with a creamy beige head. Rich roasted coffee aroma with light floral hops. Taste features rich roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and faint caramel. Pleasant coffee finish. Nicely done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (873) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 3, 2016
Black pour with +1"head of tan foam. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate mixed with caramel. Same as smell but falls a bit short in terms of vibrancy. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Very impressive, not overly strong, Imperial. I dig it immensely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (4299) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2016
Grunt fill from Albertsons. Almost black pour with full, thick, creamy beige head. Mild aroma of coffee and chocolate.. Taste brings some mellow bitterness, the coffee blending well with the dark malts and dome low key sweetness. Incredibly smooth. Bitterness lingers on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6548) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (12885) - 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 (1708) - 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 (472) - 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 (10753) - 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."

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