In this beer blog, we are going to sample out first brew from a brewery, which is Laughing Dog Brewing. I was excited to try it. The beer is their Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter. Laughing Dog Brewing is a young company. It was stated in 2005 in Sandpoint, Idaho. They brew several different beer styles. They brew up to 15 different beer styles. They have won several awards for their brews. The dog that is featured on their beer bottles, logos, etc is their family dog, who is Ben. There is not too much information for this eight year old company. Let us get into beer.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan color head on this coffee porter. The smell is toffee and hints of coffee. The taste of this imperial coffee porter is a creamy sweet black strong coffee with roasted coffee notes. It is not drinkable beer unless the beer drinker is a coffee porter and stout and then it is drinkable.
Here is a description from their website (www.laughingdogbrewing.com):
Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter
A complex Imperial Coffee Porter made with Evans Brothers cold-pressed coffee. Subtle chocolate, and coffee notes are balanced by black malt bitterness and malt sweetness. Available year-round in 22oz. bottles and kegs.
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In closing, this brew is pretty good. I was not too familiar with this brewery. I was pretty interested to sit down to try this beer and do some back history. Some reason, I believed I saw their brews in the State of Illinois. However, this brew is pretty complex that is extremely good thing, the notes go from chocolate and coffee notes. I will have to trade with my friend to get a few more of their beers. I believe they are not available in the a Michigan. I recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser