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Southampton Imperial Porter - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Imperial PorterSouthampton Imperial Porter

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268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-18-2009)
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RickS95

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A nice dark syrup in the glass (opaque), living under a thick off-white head. Retention is strong.

Smells of roasty malts and some toffee. Chocolate might be hiding in the background, but just makes a cameo appearance.

Your palate will pick up the chocolate and toffee, but neither is overpowering.

Has a nice creaminess to it. Medium bodied, wouldn't hurt it to be a little fuller. Not exactly sweet to start, kind of stoutish, but slight bitterness in the finish.

Has pretty good alcohol (7.2%), but it very drinkable due to the creaminess and nice flavors. Looking forward to another of these.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 03:01:16 | More by RickS95
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that fades fast down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and light wisps of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing slides slowly down the glass.

S- Sweet but boozy aroma with notes of molasses, brown sugar and chocolate.

T- Nice even flavor of mildly roasty malt with some syrupy caramel sweetness. Also some vanilla, chocolate and even hints of raisin. Very drinkable and not nearly as boozy as the aroma lets on.

M- Soft, creamy and semi-robust. Medium-low carbonation and a mostly full body. Sticky afterfeel.

O- Easy to drink and one of the more exciting porters I've had since usually they leave me craving the full execution of a stout. This one's in a class all its own.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 00:53:44 | More by Immortale25
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 17:12:17 | More by Stinkypuss
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patreely12

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours near black. ruby red hues when held up to the light, more so than other porters which isn't a bad thing. one inch frothy tan head and soapy lacing.

S - faint, but what I can make of it is roasted malts and very slight toffee.

T/M - creamy roasted malts up front. semi-sweet but also slightly bitter with the finish. moderate to full bodied, with some carbonation on the tongue worth noting. not too dry, the thickness seems to coat my tongue.

D - a very drinkable porter. goes down easy.
I bought an individual bottle of this, next time I'll get a sixer.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 04:40:26 | More by patreely12
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle a deep, chocolaty, opaque sable with an average light tan head. Aroma is smoky and oily with coffee and toffee hints and just a touch of sweetness. Flavor is mainly roast coffee and toffee with a hint of molasses. Texture is pleasingly smooth and a little tingly, leaving a smoky and slightly sweet finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 15:09:33 | More by Cyberkedi
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mjtiernan

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-12-2012 19:13:58 | More by mjtiernan
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ufmj

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

03-07-2013 21:55:00 | More by ufmj
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a jet black inky body with a light tan head that fades to a thick ring. The body is a bit too dense to see much carbonation.

S- The chocolate nougat dark malt flavor is well blended with notes of raisins and a slight vinous and husky hint in the finish. There is a faint smoke char character that comes through as the beer opens.

T- The mellow dark nougat flavor has chocolate malt and dark roasted malt flavors with a finish that is more dark with hints of smoke and dry prunes.

M- This beer has a medium full mouthfeel with a creamy texture in the finish and no real alcohol heat noticed.

O- I can't really decided on this beer. After I drank the whole 6-pack (not in one sitting), It is smooth but just a bit odd and everything is very well blended and soft. I think there is no single flavor that sticks out enough to anchor the taste.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 22:18:00 | More by rhoadsrage
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-15-2013 00:53:30 | More by tdm168
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Photekut

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-17-2011 01:45:23 | More by Photekut
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-30-2012 16:17:54 | More by beerman999999
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scootny

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A thick, light brown tightly carbonated head atop a clear and super dark brown fluid. Retention is not a problem and a healthy amount of lace on the glass while the brew remains covered. Smell is a bit light but what is there is very good. Faint chocolate and coffee rest on a bed of sweet caramel malt. Vanilla. Dark roasted grains and bread with fruity yeast esters. Taste is much like the nose with an even bigger malt presence. Kinda like a mocha malted milk. Mild hops create a surprisingly clean finish with a nice touch of dryness. A bit of a metallic/mineral edge. I noted this in the Beer De Mars so maybe it is a water or other house staple signature. Feel is full and somewhat creamy as the gentle carbonation nonetheless swells the beer in your mouth nicely. Surprisingly drinkable. This is a neat and tidy imperial. There is no trace of alcohol and a the feel while full is still light and quaffable. This is a great winter staple. It will not knock you out with bold brash flavors and scents. It will not tickle your Extreme Beer ribs. It will however prove to be a satisfying friend when you just want a good porter or a little stronger.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2010 02:33:02 | More by scootny
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-27-2012 16:59:49 | More by Beertracker
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass.

Pours dark black with a thick creamy head of mostly white foam. Sticks to the sides.

Light coffee smell with some chocolate maltiness. Strong roasted taste with firm carbonation. Some buried toffee/caramel flavors.

Nicely blended. Very subtle hop that folds into the taste.

Overall - a good porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2011 23:50:34 | More by KTCamm
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with short lived head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt some espresso and fruitiness. Taste is roasted malts, some espresso with some light hops a bit of cacao. Palate is nice full body with good carbonation. Finish is roasted caramel malt, some coffee and light sweet fruitiness with some light hops bitterness to add some balance. Overall a good IP

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 01:12:15 | More by Samp01
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-18-2011 00:38:10 | More by tclapper
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-28-2012 12:21:58 | More by rkcrozier
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bespin15

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-08-2011 16:41:47 | More by bespin15
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from 3 Sons six packs and I know it is old now since I got it home and it had white sediment and it's must be from last winter. Will review it since it was still good.

A - Looks jet black in appearance with maybe a little brown see through the light. Absolutely no head to speak of since this beer is at least 10 months old.

S - Very slight roasted coffee and chocolate but I can detect some toffee also but again very faint.

T - Pretty typical strong porter. Borderline stout. Flavor is of weak coffee and slight chocolate malt with a semi sweet toffee or caramel in the background. Not really off putting so I happened to enjoy it.

M - Pretty medium bodied. Stood the test of time pretty well.

D - Overall I will have to have this fresh to see if it's better but overall not a bad imperial porter. Nice flavor and balance for an overall good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 07:08:01 | More by DrDemento456
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Sweffin

Illinois

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-26-2013 03:13:28 | More by Sweffin
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TheFightingMongooses

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-12-2013 03:34:40 | More by TheFightingMongooses
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CamM

Georgia

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-08-2012 23:21:06 | More by CamM
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rbmjr1

Indiana

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-05-2012 13:43:38 | More by rbmjr1
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chooch5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-16-2014 03:48:42 | More by chooch5
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Paul68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-20-2011 04:19:37 | More by Paul68
Southampton Imperial Porter from Southampton Publick House
81 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.