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

Not Rated.
Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series)Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series)

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BA SCORE
84
good

254 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 254
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 10
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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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

11-20-2013 21:09:02 | More by Kegatron
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 00:38:08 | More by spinrsx
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chinchill

South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 20:58:33 | More by chinchill
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-20-2013 08:13:21 | More by hopkrid
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

10-02-2013 02:03:15 | More by ThisMoonlife
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UCLABrewN84

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 16:08:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

08-13-2013 17:16:57 | More by JTomczak
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-13-2013 14:18:32 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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nygannon

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-03-2013 21:16:11 | More by nygannon
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-14-2013 19:37:55 | More by WOLFGANG
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a lot of head which appears to have decent retention. The head is beige/light mocha while the body is a dark chocolate brown which shows garnet around the edges when it is held up to the light. Minimal amounts of lacing left behind. The head retention is much more than decent- this is one sluggish beer.

Nose- Not as potent as I would like from a porter and an imperial one at that. Perhaps it needs to open up more but all I'm getting at the moment are some weak roasted notes and a little bit of coffee. Some hints of smoke and maybe a little bit of burnt toast. A bit of sourness from the roasted malts. Fairly disappointing.

Taste- So far, pretty much like the nose but with more presence. The roasted malts dominate the flavor profile. Lots of coffee, some nuttiness, some sour notes. Lacks complexity at the moment. Some sweet notes but nothing cloying. Don't really sense any sort of hop bite- maybe the bittering qualities of the Warrior hops are hidden by the dominant roasted notes. Pretty average beer- definitely looking like something I would never buy again.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with some syrupy qualities and some grittiness. Might be a little too much carbonation.

Drinkability- Fairly easygoing. No heat present. The biggest problem is that this is a pretty boring beer. A boring beer that costs 9 bucks.

Overall- Probably should pass this one by. Nothing wrong with it; it's just quotidian. It seems to be true to the style guidelines and mellows out as it opens up. However, it doesn't become more interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 04:01:41 | More by artoolemomo
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beernads

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-03-2013 09:08:33 | More by beernads
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-12-2013 14:25:00 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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WynnO

Florida

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-26-2013 03:06:40 | More by WynnO
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-22-2013 18:52:38 | More by NJBeer265
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Maillard

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-29-2013 08:34:51 | More by Maillard
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-27-2013 20:05:49 | More by Kelp
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trotnixon

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-24-2013 10:42:05 | More by trotnixon
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-30-2013 02:25:14 | More by DaPan
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Rick778

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-24-2013 02:14:01 | More by Rick778
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Rollzroyce21

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-16-2013 08:03:47 | More by Rollzroyce21
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-07-2013 19:32:03 | More by orangesol
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-04-2013 18:43:54 | More by bcsbeer
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-28-2013 03:18:59 | More by NightINgale
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jdougherty

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

02-18-2013 07:02:16 | More by jdougherty
Shipyard Imperial Porter (Pugsley's Signature Series) from Shipyard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.