Purchased at Green’s Discount Beverages, Columbia, SC for $8.99 for a 22oz Bomber Bottle.
First off, let me share some background history about Porter, courtesy of Grand Teton Brewing Company….
“Porter was the first industrial beer, brewed for the laborers of England’s Industrial Revolution. Technological advances of the 18th century–such as the thermometer and hydrometer–allowed brewers to refine the brewing process. These changes allowed for brewers to create consistent batches of beer, and beer was nearly always porter.”
“The addition of coffee to porter is an even more recent creation, with craft brewers of the past 30 years embracing the addition that coffee makes to the flavor and body of dark ales.”
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter poured with a large, creamy, tan, two-finger head and was an opaque Deep Mahgony in color.
Immediate aromas detected were roasted malts and espresso/coffee. I also picked up aromas of caramel and chocolate.
The initial taste was heavy with a robust coffee flavor; the roasted malts used in this Imperial Coffee Porter really cranked up the flavors and tastes. The caramel and coffee flavors present allow this porter to have a cocoa-like sweetness.
Because this porter was mildly hopped, the addition of the coffee really shines through, providing a tasty accent to this beer.
Wake Up Call Imperial Coffee Porter had a noteworthy creamy and chewy mouthfeel, one that you will not forget in my opinion.
I love traveling to South Carolina and visiting Green’s Discount Beverages because there are so many tasty craft beers to try that are currently unavailable to me in North Carolina…..COAST, Westbrook and Grand Teton just to name a few!
Buy Again: Yes, most definitely.
Overall Rating:I give Grand Teton Brewing Company “Wake Up Call” Imperial Coffee Porter a 8 out of 10.
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Written by: Larry
Larry lives just east of Raleigh in Knightdale, NC. He rides a Harley, smokes good hand-rolled cigars and enjoys listening to Blues Music. He has a love and passion for Craft Beer, fine cigars and "Blues" Music! He is a regular at the WBF's in Raleigh, Durham and Columbia. The Raleigh/Durham area is a "Hot-Bed" for Breweries and Larry volunteers with Roth Brewing, Mystery Brewing, Haw River Farmhouse Ales and Roanoke Railhouse Brewery. When he's not enjoying several good craft beers or volunteering his time you can find him hanging out at any of his favorite "Bottle Shops" in the Raleigh area: Bottle Revolution, Tasty Beverage Company and The Beer Dispensary. Larry's reviews will now include what "Blues" Music (Artist & Song) he listens to during his "tastings" and will also include his "Evening Cigar" selection....just look for "Smokin' Blues & Brews" by Larry.