Southampton Imperial Porter - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Imperial PorterSouthampton Imperial Porter

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2009)
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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5/5  rDev +39.3%

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4.78/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: Pours a very clear, extremely deep reddish brown with two fingers of medium tan colored head that has large bubbles and linger for a decent amount of time, leaves a nice amount of thin lacing on the glass
S: chocolate and roasted, almost burnt, coffee malts, really nice warm scent, i feel like i should be drinking this in front of a fire in a log cabin in the middle of the woods on a cold blizardy night
T: begins with the chocolate malts then hits with the nice coffee malts which linger strongly on the palate long after the sip is over, really an incredible porter taste, gotta be up there with my favorites, not even the slightest hint of the imperial character
M: smooth, so incredibly smooth, silky and slightly thick, gentle carbonation, actually leaves the mouth feeling oddly dry and at the same time watering, perhaps my mouth is just watering for the next sip
O: love this beer, love this brewery, they absolutely blow me out of the water, they don't just make a style, the exemplify it and damn near perfect it, well done as always

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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4.43/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a pitch black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is great. It has a nice toffee scent along with a solid chocolate and roasted malt aroma. It's rich with some sweetness and a slight roasted feel. The taste is great as well. It has a dry roasted malt flavor with some excellent chocolate notes. It goes down easy with a bit of toffee sweetness. The alcohol is well hidden. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good Imperial porter. It's overflowing with malt character and is highly drinkable.

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4.38/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Dark black mahogany, Red hint when held to light. Moderate head slight brown/tan color, looks pleasant. Not much lacing.

S: Chocolate toffee, sweet bitterness. Sugary milk chocolate.

T: Very tasty, nice balance. Has a great porter taste. Good strong dark roasty maltyness with touch of sweetness. Tastes like burnt chocolate with a great porter roasty bitterness. Touch of hops.

M: Very good, thick but not syrupy. Light enough to still be smooth.

D: I'm almost done my first already. Very tasty porter. I really enjoy this beer. Will drink again. Good balance of malty sweetness with a touch of bitter roast and hops.

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4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass. Pours dark black with a thin soapy brown head that leaves some thin lacing.

The aroma isn't strong, but it is sweet, carmely and roasty. The flavor continues the nose nicely and is very typical of a porter. It starts with sweet carmel, the middle has some roasted malts and dark chocolate and it finishes with a smooth nuttiness. The mouthfeel isn't overly thick for an imperial, and the alcohol is well hidden.

I like this porter a lot, it has plenty of great qualities and not much holding it back.

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4.32/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After having their Abbot 12, I saw this in a 6 pack and purchased it.

A-deep black with tannish but white head that stays around for a little bit.

S-nice chocolate smell with a hint of black licorice(sp). Smells wonderful to me, slight booze smell still, but I am not against that. Very nice roasted malt smell lingers.

T-This may be my favorite Porter behind Liberty. Chocolate and Malt flavors stand out with a nice roasted oat finish.

M-It is a little thick but the taste and smells will keep me coming back to this one.

Overall a must buy.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

bought at Beers of the World, March 2013.

poured from 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Smith's pint glass, served at cellar temp.

appearance: Midnight Black with a thick cafe au lait head. Decent lacing.

aroma: doesn't smell very 'imperial'! Roasted malt, licorice and a touch of molasses.

mouthfeel: good, if a little thin.

taste: very tasty; rich chocolatey malt, a hint of roasted nuts, black licorice.

notes: This is a tasty beer with a lot going for it.

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Southampton Imperial Porter from Southampton Publick House
81 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.