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Southampton Imperial Porter - Southampton Publick House

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273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
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%

jdeni, Feb 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +39.3%

rab53, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of BigPlay1824
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

BigPlay1824, Jan 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

hemorhoidzz, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

1nf1n1te, Jul 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

st9647v3, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

shigg85, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of WesWes
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.

WesWes, Jan 17, 2011
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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.

gks5004, Dec 23, 2010
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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.

mjaskula, Dec 26, 2010
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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.

danedelman, Jan 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Chugs13, Jul 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

ninaturner, Jun 11, 2013
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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.

fx20736, Apr 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

rypkr, Nov 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

brandoman63, Nov 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

cornpone, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

tree777, May 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

tedho21, Jan 08, 2013
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deldad, Jun 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Vonhinx, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

TongoRad, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Waveoff, Mar 01, 2014
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4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark Brown pour with hints of red on the edges. Dense tan head. Big hit of chocolate and dark fruit in the nose with a light smokey note underneath. Rich and silky. Big malty body...almost chewy. Lots of dark malts and some Dark fruit flavors. Finishes with a light touch of earthy roast. Very nice Baltic/Imperial porter.
I need to get more from these guys.

beergod1, Oct 04, 2010
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4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Taco Mac Mall of Georgia in a 20 oz mug.

First off, I've read a lot of the reviews on this beer and I disagree with most. I think this is exactly what an imperial porter should taste like. I do taste the alcohol, but I expect it in an imperial style beer. Ok, let's get down to specifics

A- just what I want to see from a beer not on nitro, a nice foamy head that fades into compact bubbles that leave lacing all down the glass as you drink.

S - probably my only gripe about the beer for me - no discernible smell of anything.

T - I taste alcohol almost right away, but in this case that's ok. It's smooth and warming, not in your face. Otherwise you get the melding of background flavors. You expect hints of chocolate, but its really not there. Yet I still like this beer. Maybe I like it for as much as what is there as what isn't.

D - I think I could drink quite a few of these, but I would be sorry.

jabergess, Oct 18, 2010
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Southampton Imperial Porter from Southampton Publick House
81 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.