Brewed by Holgate Brewhouse
Style: Imperial Porter
Woodend, VIC, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Mocha Porter
A luscious warming mouthfeel, with coffee induced bitter notes contrasting with sweet chocolate and vanilla. Dangerously easy to drink, liqueuresque in flavour with a kahlua like finish. Like The Goddess Europa on her Bull, its’s easy to get carried away by this little dark number.
Available from 11th Feb 2011 in kegs as Limited Release, and sometime after Easter 2011 in 750mL bottles, approx. 120 only. Very limited and very special!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StevieT (2013) - - SEP 21, 2013
Smells slightly of coffee but tastes of chocolate and fruity. Very smooth for 10%, a dangerous beer.

Patersoi (165) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2015
Pours super black with honeycomb head. Aroma is sweet malt with hints of what is to come with the coffee. Strong carbonation but the head is dense and fine. Coffee dominates the palate with hints of chocolate. So a mocha then. Sweet malt flavour pops its head up near the finish and the high alcohol is ever present leaving a warm tongue at the finish.

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Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells and tastes coffee, dark chocolate, rigs raisins with a dark chocolate mild bitter finish.

bursprak (3205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Blackish pour with some tan lacings. Notes of roast, booze, dried fruits and some vanilla.

ANZUShophunter (450) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
From bottle in porter glass. Pours jet black and this gives brownish hue to the head. Rich malt taste of chocolate and molasses, not a dessert beer, but works well with it!

Nisse666 (7433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg AR: roasted malt, melas AP: dark brown, creamy sand brown head F: bread syrup, warming feeling, old sugary (odd combination??)

ramboraffe (2256) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
Sample at RBScSG. Dark brown with tanned head. Tobacco, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and molasses. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

larsniclas (7077) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Sampled at RBScSG -15 Dark brown with a small, tan head. Sweet and vinous aroma and flavour. Brown sugar and molasses.

rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Dark brown beer with a small beige/brownish head. Roasted malty caramel aroma, vanilla, licorice, milk chocolate, some cocoa. Roasted chocolate and cocoa flavor, raisins, tar notes, some tobacco. Quite nice.

Muggus69 (2494) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
500mL Champagne bottle from Slowbeer Proper looking dark beer - jet black body, holds dense brown head. Seriously intense aroma; lots of treacle/molasses/candy sugar thing going on, dark roast coffee, bitter cocoa, licorice & dried fruit/liqueur dessert wine undertones. Thick oil, viscous texture, low carbonation, warming, once again, liqueur-like. Big flavours explode on the palate - dark candy sugar, cocoa, black coffee, charred nuts, dried fruits. Big bitterness, warming finish, not particularly sweet - at all really! Full on stuff - proper after dinner beer - doesn’t sugar coat chocolate/coffee thing.

stevoj (5046) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
Wow, smooth and chocolaty. Dark brown with medium airy beige head. Aroma is equal parts chocolate and roast grains. Taste is more so with a little smoke and wood. velvety smooth body, nice subtle bitter finish.

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