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Southampton Imperial Porter - Southampton Publick House

Southampton Imperial PorterSouthampton Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

258 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 258
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.33%


Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2009)
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TheBeerologist

Rhode Island

2.58/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a goblet

I have recently begun an attempt to find my perfect porter available on the east coast. My choice on the west is Deschutes Black Butte and in the Midwest it is Founders Porter. After a recent move to the east the search is on...

Pours a thin translucent brown with a this off-white head that fades quickly.

Smells very sweet - caramel malts, maybe a bit of vanilla, almost reminiscent of a Dopplebock. Certainly not what I am looking for in a porter.

Tastes similarly sweet with a slight hint of roasted malts, again not what I expect from a porter, but it is an enjoyable drink.

This is a very light porter, a bit thin and watery but nicely carbonated.

Overall, this is not what I am looking for in a porter. A bit thin and overly sweet and just the wrong profile for me. The price was great ($8.49/6-pack) and this was a pleasant drink but in the end, I probably won't be picking this up again.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 02:00:52 | More by TheBeerologist
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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown color with a light off white head. Great display of lacework, and there is no sediment.
Aroma of coffee and light vanilla.
In the taste, more if the vanilla, coffee and even molasses. Low bitterness but a good balance. Nice roasted malt flavor.
Medium bodied and well carbonated.
Overall, this is a really solid porter. Would have it again.

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3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
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On the pour it has a rich deep brown color and produced a medium sized head. The heads fades to a small frothy coating while leaving a bit of lacing.
Aroma doesn't really appear any different then your standard porter. Hints of roasted malts are dominate with subtle aromas of coffee and cocoa.
The taste has plenty of roasted malts perhaps chocolate and a bit of smoke.
Drinks a bit course and doesn't flow across the palate easily/
The alcohol is the only thing I see thats amped up here, everything else is pretty standard I'm afraid.

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S: Malt, dark chocolate is the most prominent characteristic.

T: Bitter pecan shell, unsweetened dark chocolate, charred malt.

M: Hearty body, with a bit of a bitter finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

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Southampton Imperial Porter from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.