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Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series) - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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BA SCORE
82
good

259 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 11-16-2008)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

nleaders, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Brutus627, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

BrewJ_Okland, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

baybum, Mar 20, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another of Shipyard's Signature Series, the XXXX IPA, is one of my very top rated brews, so I had to pick this one up to try. Plus it was half price. No date visible. If it's not a recent product perhaps the hops are underrepresented.

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

a: Black with hints of clear ruby when held to light,. Inch thick tan head receded quickly to thin surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Sweet malt.

t: Smoke builds along with sharp bitter notes which linger on the back sides of the tongue. Later the smoke becomes muted and mild hints of dark fruit and malt emerge.

m: Light to moderate. Very smooth once you get past the hop bite.

o: An easy drinking and flavorful porter with a good malt profile and hop bite, if perhaps a bit mild compared to some of today's Imperials. Needs to be around the suggested 55 degrees or warmer to taste its best.

scotorum, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bigbeers84, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JAHMUR, Dec 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

InfragilisBrew, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Kegatron, Nov 20, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber from the Ottawa LCBO for $6.75

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a massive size frothy beigen head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 10 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate syrup, coffee, grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate syrup, and a bit of coffee. There is also a bit of a booziness which is odd considering the moderate ABV. It ends with a malty grainy chocolate aftertaste.

Overall - Nice sent and a good appearance but the taste is fairly boring. Quite drinkable but just not something that I'd have any reason to search out again.

spinrsx, Oct 27, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle stored in a cooler with a best by date of 9/2012.
Pours nearly black and is opaque in the glass. Nice tan head leaves some irregular lacing.
The aroma is wht weak spot for me, with the dark roasted malts presenting a slightly sour note. Improved maredly with some warming/airing. The taste is better, with just an acceptable hint of sourness at times, but a little more burnt flavor than I prefer. Still, nicely rich dark malt flavor with a momentary hit of sweet up front.

chinchill, Oct 25, 2013
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hopkrid, Oct 20, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle pour at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, dark fruit, and slight cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with char and dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but fairly boring in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 26, 2013
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Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.