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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An Imperial Porter brewed with a Haitian sugar called Rapadou. Rapadou is a traditionally processed cane sugar that lends a great toffee caramel flavor to our 8.5% ABV Porter. Watch for this one aged in oak barrels in the future. Limited edition of 2007 bottles.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
2nd January 2010
Opaque black beer, short lived chocolate coloured head. Dark chocolate on the nose. Semi dry palate. Rich dark toffee and chocolate with licorice - alcohol. None of it sweet. Finishes much the same way with a dark malt aftertaste. Rich and flavoursome but it lacks something to counterbalance it’s heaviness. Decent though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22014) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bomber. Nice roasty chocolatey aroma, more cocoa and tiast in the flavor. Light to medium body.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14325) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle from Wine Specialist. Pours dark ruby garnet ending brown with a good tan head. Aroma is dark. Like molasses and coffee and dark fruit. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is tarry molasses, coffee, dark fruit, and chocolate. Although it’s full of malt, the finish is relatively dry. There is something like wood that comes forth in the finish, but this isn’t the oak aged stuff. Gol darny, but it is strong and tasty. One of us should send a bottle to Maria. One of us from the East coast.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13437) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2008
(22oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Brown head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, molasses, some smoke. Taste is medium sweet, roast/smoke, some caramel, molasses, light chocolate. Creamy medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (12447) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Bottle #1939 of 2007. Pours nearly absolute black with a thin dark brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, vanilla and smoke. Strong taste of brown sugar and coffee, with a smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12328) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 1, 2008
22-oz bottle (327 of 2007) received via trade with Immy. Pours opaque with a small, creamy, dark brown head, mostly lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (coffee, chocolate, nutty), average hops (perfume, pine, flowers), average yeast (leather) with notes of wood, alcohol, and prunes. Full bodied, alcoholic and creamy texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12253) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a rich creamy light tan head an black color. Aroma is soft sugary. Taste is burnt cane sugar, dark malt which finishes quickly, acidic/earthy. Finish is acidic with some coffee and dustiness. Not my style although interesting. Nicer at cellar temperature.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11858) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Sample at the DBLDP on 08/31/2014. Dark mahogany color with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and caramel in the nose. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted coffee, chocolate malt and toffee. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (11774) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
22oz bottle acquired in trade with The_Beer_God (thanks!). Bottle # 1859 of 2007. Poured a dark black color with a large sized brown head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, some dark fruits, smoke, sugary, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, some caramel, roast, and light coffee. Alcohol content well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11590) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to iphonephan. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of big roast, malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, light soy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.


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