Southampton Imperial Russian Stout - Southampton Publick House
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Reviews by mikeyv35:
4.63/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Type: On Tap @ Release
Glass: Commemorative SH Release Snifter
Have been going to this release every year since 2008, have sampled numerous times, but never took the time to enter in a review.
Pours a viscous looking midnight black in color w/ a 11/2 finger medium brown head that left heavy, sticky lacing on the glass for days. Aromas of charred malts, burnt brown sugar, dark chocolate, molasses, smokiness, and that unique vanilla marshmallow note. The taste starts off w/ sweet molasses, vanilla marshmallow, and charred malts up front, leading into peated smokiness, and finishing w/ a good amount of herbal hop bitterness. Full bodied and creamy w/ adequate carbonation. Definately a sipper, but that's what it was designed for.
Overall, fantastic as usual! Phil Markowski and SH strike again, but do they ever miss!?
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2012 00:35:47 | More by mikeyv35
More User Reviews:
4.35/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2013 edition Bottle #431/450. Thanks to Pat for sharing.
Midnight black with an impressive, persistent mocha head. Totally looks the part.
High cocoa dark chocolate, fennel, aniseed, tobacco. Hints at sweetness via fleeting wafts of carmael fudge, but otherwise it's uncompromisingly dry.
Feel is full and even. Booze is well contained.
One of the more impressive and untarnished RIS's around. Unapologetically roasty and ballsy.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 01:09:48 | More by spicelab
4.33/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured this 2 year old vintage the night before picking up this years allotment. It poured a deep black with slight tan head that lasted long than I thought. It was terrific. The alcohol was buried and the toasty chocolate flavors were prevalent.
The next day we tried the 2014 release on tap at The Publick House....this beer needs every bit of the 2 years that the 2012 had.
The 2012 was fantastic and I'd bet will age gracefully for more than the 2 years I gave it. I will certainly be giving the 2013 and 2014 vintages the same treatment.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2014 18:12:37 | More by DanH83
Southampton Imperial Russian Stout from Southampton Publick House
94 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.