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Southampton Imperial Porter - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Imperial PorterSouthampton Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
81
good

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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Ratings: 268 | Reviews: 138 | Display Reviews Only:
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown colour, one finger of tan head, light lace left behind. Smell is roasty with some fruity/herbal notes, liquorice, some sweet lightly sugary scents ,some coffee and bakers chocolate round out the nose as well. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, milk and dark chocolate, mildly hoppy with nice bitter/bittersweetness running through this. Medium carbonation, medium feel, mildly syrupy at points with some creamy touches. This was really solid, nothing outstanding but super flavourful and very good, I would love to try more stuff from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 17:45:18 | More by peensteen
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jdeni

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +39.3%

02-08-2012 21:09:58 | More by jdeni
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blange3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-07-2012 15:28:43 | More by blange3
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alright SH-Latrobe...this is your first easily accessible beer that I'll have tried to date.

Appearance:
Watery, dark brown while pouring/black once stagnant looking beer with no head. There is little lacing and in general, nothing looks too impressive or inviting about this beer.

Smell:
Very faint malt fruit and alcohol bite. Not much in the beer's nose either.

Taste:
So this beer actually tastes decent. It's got a lot more malt character than anticipated followed by a very light roasty-chocolatiness. The thing that surprises me the most is the sweet chocolate at the end, it makes it worth drinking.

Mouthfeel:
For an imperial porter this has a rather thin body and is lacking in carbonation as well. The beer's one redeeming quality is it's excellent aftertaste. The alcohol is a little too strong, possibly out of balance with the weak flavors of this beer...but then it wouldn't be considered imperial if they toned down the alcohol. Paradox.

Overall:
I'd probably drink this again at some point, but I'm not ranting and raving about it. I'd love to try their RIS to compare.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 02:02:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
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KornWallace

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-04-2012 19:33:49 | More by KornWallace
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

02-01-2012 03:05:22 | More by shigg85
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-30-2012 08:20:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-30-2012 01:58:11 | More by Goldfishman
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +11.4%

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

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aromas of dark chocolate, dark caramels, fruity yeast and a hint of roastiness combine, I was expecting a little more as all the above are a bit mellowed.
The tastes begin with burnt dark caramels and a lighter sweet fruitiness. Surprisingly the coffee/bitterness is retrained which is usually a major characteristic of this style. It finishes dry with dark chocolate flavors and a touch more roastiness as it warms.
The mouthfeel is smooth and lush. It's medium-full bodied. It has a delicate yet restrained carbonation that leaves a clean finish/flavor on the palate. Overall a good example of the style, restrained definitely compared to other verions, but that is acceptable considering the lower ABV level in the category. Recommended for the quality/pricepoint alone.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 20:15:33 | More by claspada
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caljrjr

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-23-2012 09:54:36 | More by caljrjr
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loupap

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-22-2012 03:14:52 | More by loupap
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside McNeill's Pullman's Porter.

A: Dark brown with one-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Chocolate and coffee.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate bitterness. Bittersweet chocolate and coffee like the nose. A little too bitter.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: A pretty average American porter. Nothing pops out as special. I liked the McNeill's Pullman's better.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2012 22:46:49 | More by SolipsismalCat
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gabedivision

New York

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a pint glass form a 12oz

A- Pours a deep reddish brown with a 2 finger off white/beige head that sits very pretty atop the beer.

S- Light toffee, caramel sweet bready nuttiness and a touch of black licorice.

T- Very sweet, overwhelming, chocolate and vanilla, coffee bean thrown in the mix, nuts and tofee. Very bitter on the finish

M- Full and heavy, drinks like a milk shake or a syrup, sweet and bitter.

O- Overall this is too sweet for me, tastes artificial. Not a fan don't think i will invest in again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 02:14:03 | More by gabedivision
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-15-2012 21:37:04 | More by whartontallboy
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-14-2012 01:38:04 | More by bluntedboywonder
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BigPlay1824

New York

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

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:20:01 | More by BigPlay1824
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EkimGram

New York

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: 12oz bottle poured into large snifter. Colour is a dark, rich, and deep brown nearing black. Very thin head fades to almost nothing.

Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, bitter hops, and some alcohol.

Taste: Wow, this was disappointing. Initial flavours are weak in general, pretty much all hops. Malts are the aftertaste primarily. These flavours are not blended together very well. They are nice but so divided.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, sticky, and chewy with a mild amount of carbonation.

Overall: Unfortunately, weak and confused. Not very interesting save for the roasted malt aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 07:48:18 | More by EkimGram
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kevgod

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-07-2012 18:13:55 | More by kevgod
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danedelman

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 21:28:11 | More by danedelman
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jtingue

New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint.

Appearance. Dark brown to black in color. Slightly transparent at the edges of the glass. Pours with a finger of head that dissipates to a thin layer on top of the brew.

Smell. Lots of roasted malts with some yeasty esters.

Taste. Starts out with flavors of milk chocolate which is quickly accompanied by some roasty bitterness. Some floral notes start to take over and lead into a fruity, yet roasty finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium to thick body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Quite peasant.

Surprising flavors in this one. It has a lot of the fuuity and floral notes that I sometimes tastes in the British beers. Quite enjoyable, but not perfect.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 18:58:21 | More by jtingue
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prolixist

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

01-01-2012 18:34:16 | More by prolixist
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MouldyCrow

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-29-2011 22:02:22 | More by MouldyCrow
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is rather mild, some roasted malts. Taste is also mild, coffee, roasted malts, just a touch of chocolate. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer but rather light for a porter.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 15:16:21 | More by tone77
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-26-2011 03:50:20 | More by jpd7374
Southampton Imperial Porter from Southampton Publick House
81 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.