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Southampton Imperial Russian Stout - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Imperial Russian StoutSouthampton Imperial Russian Stout

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

279 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 386
Gots: 93 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-08-2002)
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Reviews by youradhere:
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youradhere

Arkansas

2.9/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

South Sound Tasting Notes

Pours black with an extremely thin tan head, amber edges shine in the glass. Smells of faint chocolate and stale coffee, some brett funk and fruitiness showing through the two dimensional base nose of this brew. Taste is bland dark chocolate, stale coffee and wood char; a slight sour funk adds some depth and character to an otherwise unimpressive RIS. Mouthfeel is extremely thin- it felt like a porter rather than an RIS. High carbonation created too much carbonic acid, effectively weakening any flavor character. Overall- not horrible, not great, but surely not worth the trade price.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 18:46:28 | More by youradhere
More User Reviews:
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spicelab

Australia

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
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22Blue

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-23-2014 16:02:51 | More by 22Blue
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev -5.7%

06-22-2014 21:46:12 | More by ThePorterSorter
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gcare02

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12%

06-13-2014 02:52:36 | More by gcare02
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Devman171

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-09-2014 12:02:03 | More by Devman171
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-09-2014 03:24:01 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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b2611

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-03-2014 21:53:03 | More by b2611
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Roberto11232

New York

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

05-18-2014 04:32:33 | More by Roberto11232
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

04-26-2014 18:28:46 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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billab914

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-27-2014 23:03:11 | More by billab914
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-27-2014 23:03:06 | More by siege06nd
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-27-2014 23:02:05 | More by Rhettroactive
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ZCW

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.9%

03-23-2014 15:39:01 | More by ZCW
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-17-2014 12:26:02 | More by mpayne5
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-16-2014 14:18:51 | More by thebigredone
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-11-2014 02:46:57 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-10-2014 01:21:15 | More by MinorThreat
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.7%

03-10-2014 00:12:34 | More by Lare453
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

03-08-2014 20:18:04 | More by millerbuffoon
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xenjoiii

New York

4.75/5  rDev +12%

03-06-2014 20:12:58 | More by xenjoiii
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

02-18-2014 10:54:59 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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DanH83

New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2012

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
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -29.2%

02-03-2014 20:52:25 | More by kscaldef
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

01-31-2014 02:54:53 | More by markasparov
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Southampton Imperial Russian Stout from Southampton Publick House
94 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.